What is Project Based Learning?

HomeLink's Goal to offer more PBL classes for Secondary!

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What is Project Based Learning?

Project Based learning is a teaching method in which students learn by actively engaging in real-world and personally meaningful projects. It is important that all students have access to quality Project Based Learning to deepen their learning and achieve success in college, career, and life.

Because PBL engages students in learning that is both deep and long-lasting, this inspires the student to love learning and make a personal connection to their academic experience.

Our goal at Three Rivers HomeLink is to use the tools from Project Based Learning to embed a high level of innovation and academics into our student experience, while giving students the opportunity to earn credits they need to graduate.

Staff worked for an entire week to come up with several projects to offer our secondary students so that they can possibly earn several credits if they sign up for a Project Based Learning class.

See the links below to learn more about PBL, the research behind it, as well as a video from High Tech High showing how PBL can be used at the secondary level.

Links to PBL

What TRHL Teachers are saying about their week of PBL training.

"I’m really excited to offer more creativity with projects for our High School students.”

“My highlight was developing a project class that would give students opportunities to learn at a deeper, more meaningful level, and provide richer experiences that I would have loved as a student.”

"I am really excited to move forward with our projects and to use some of these new tools and skills and to turn dreams into realities.”

"I learned a lot more about how to get students to engage in reflection about their learning during the course of their participation in a project.”