The Power of Project Learning, Scholastic Administrator
This article highlights how project-based learning helps to prepare students for their future in the workforce by allowing them to focus on real world issues while working collaboratively and using available technology to generate answers and solutions while still addressing curricular goals.
Start With the Pyramid: Real World Issues Motivate Students, Edutopia
This article illustrates the benefits of engaging students by using hands-on, real-world problems to achieve learning goals. Watch the video, “Project Learning: An Overview” embedded in the article which shows examples of some authentic projects that students are working on around the country.
What is PBL, Buck Institute for Education
Why is Project-Based Learning Important, Edutopia
Videos that show project-based learning in action in Elementary and Middle Schools:
- Project Based Learning in Elementary School
9-video playlist, Edutopia
- Newsome Park: Worms, Pets and Plants Star in Projects
This video shows how PBL influences the curriculum at an elementary school in Newsome Park, Virginia.
- EAST: A Way Forward: Horace Mann Magnet Middle School
At this middle school in Little Rock, Arkansas, students use PBL to study and address issues of local environmental interest.
- Team Learning
Whether operating a mock emergency operations center or designing balloon-powered cars, students at this Louisiana middle school are engaged in Project-Based Learning.
How Does Project-Based Learning Work?, Edutopia
This reading will walk you through the steps required to implement meaningful, project-based learning experiences.
Characteristics of Well-Designed Project-Based Units, Intel
What Makes a Good Project?, Gary Stager
In this article, the author highlights eight characteristics of a good project and then gives you questions to ask yourself as you begin to formulate your ideas to ensure a meaningful project design.
Design Principles for Effective Project-Based Learning, PBL Online
Getting A Grip On Project-Based Learning: Theory, Cases And Recommendations, Michael M. Grant