Project Based Learning

What is Project Based Learning (PBL)?


Project Based Learning Explained by New Tech High @ Coppell


  • Here is a page full of sample rubrics for all Project Based elements

Recent Articles on Project Based Learning:

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Project Based Learning Websites:

    Buck Institute for Education

    The Buck Institute for Education (BIE) is dedicated to improving 21st Century teaching and learning throughout the world by creating and disseminating products, practices and knowledge for effective Project Based Learning (PBL).

    BIE contributes to Project Based Learning through product development, services, research, and online learning.

    Here are several helpful resources on Project Based Learning from BIE:

    • The Main Course, Not Dessert – How Are Students Reaching 21st Century Goals? With 21st Century Project Based Learning
    • Project Overview – The Project Overview form helps you plan your project – and share it with others – by summarizing its key pieces on two pages.
    • Teaching and Learning Guide – The Project Teaching and Learning Guide helps you plan how you will scaffold the knowledge and skills students need in order to complete each of your project’s major products and the presentation.
    • 7 Essentials for Project-Based Learning – Here’s an article by BIE that appeared in the September 2010 issue of Educational Leadership magazine from ASCD. Good for general audiences as well as educators, it explains the essential elements that make rigorous PBL different from “doing projects.”
    • Project Essentials Checklist – The Project Essentials Checklist could be used for a quick evaluation of a project’s design, to see if it includes all the essential elements of rigorous, effective PBL.
    • Project Design Rubric – This rubric helps educators design and assess projects to ensure they address the Essential Elements of PBL.
    • Collaboration Rubric – This rubric helps assess students’ collaboration skills in the categories of Responsibility for Oneself, Helping the Team, and Respect for Others.
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