Project Based Learning

Getting started with PBL in your classroom

What is PBL?

Project based learning is an instruction strategy that allows students to foster their own creativity by becoming independent real-world problem solvers. Students will collaborate with peers to develop solutions to everyday issues.


For further explanation, see video below:



Project Based Learning: Explained.

Steps to PBL

1.Significant content- plan a project students care about


2.Need to Know- hook the students


3.Driving question-challenge the students


4.Student voice and choice-give students ownership


5.21st century skills-allow students to collaborate and communicate


6.Inquiry and innovation-encourage inquiry and discovery


7.Feedback and revision-set timelines, checklists, and rubrics


8.Publicly presented product-invite parents, other teachers, etc. to presentations