Project-based learning is a student-centered approach to student engagement and empowerment. Students choose a driving question they want to answer, then work collaboratively to construct a solution. Students focus for an extended period of time on their solution, then present it to real-world stakeholders.
Why project-based learning?
We believe project-based learning, or PBL, is one of the most powerful learning experiences available to students. PBL empowers students by giving them the opportunity to collaborate on having a real-world impact. Young adolescents crave the ability to make adult-sized impacts on the world.
And you’ll be amazed at the ways project-based learning can help shape a student-centered learning community in your classroom, on your team and in your school.
How do I get started with project-based learning?
Educator and author Katy Farber has put together the ultimate guide to getting started: Get on The PBL Highway.
What does real-world project-based learning look like?
Take a deep dive into PBL with these examples from around Vermont.
I’m a huge fan of PBL. How do I take PBL to the next level with my students?
We’re glad you asked. Take a look at these eight ways to deepen, broaden and enhance your existing PBL practices. Head for PBL 2.0.