Spotlight on Project-Based Learning

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Project-Based Learning


The Education Week Spotlight on Project-Based Learning is a collection of articles hand-picked by our editors for their insights on:

  • The 'Maker' movement and the push towards hands-on learning
  • How a STEM school is bringing the city into the classroom
  • Effectively implementing project-based learning in schools
  • Integrating project-based and social-emotional learning

You get the seven articles below in a downloadable PDF.

The movement for more hands-on, student-driven learning is going mainstream, migrating from museums and garages into the highly regulated world of K-12 education.
June 9, 2016 – Education Week

This STEM-focused school takes all comers and embeds its students in campuses and businesses across the city.
June 2, 2016 – Education Week

Project-based learning can help teachers break down artificial barriers between subject areas, between “hard skills” and “soft skills,” and between the classroom and the real world, Kathleen Melville writes.
April 26, 2016 – Teacher


There are more resources for teachers hoping to explore project-based learning than ever before. Research on one such program suggests it might help with problem-solving.
November 4, 2016 - Curriculum Matters

Project-based learning may be an increasingly popular instructional strategy, but experts say teachers are too often not given the supports they need to make it work.
July 22, 2016 - Curriculum Matters

Project-based learning has a low effect size because it's often done incorrectly. In this blog. 4 ways are given to make sure the PBL is done right in the classroom.
November 25, 2016 - Finding Common Ground

Preparing Teachers for Project-Based Learning
One important aspect of teacher preparation today is project-based learning (PBL). Here are five reasons we feel teachers should be PBL prepared and five key practices of a PBL teacher.
September 21, 2016 - Vander Ark on Innovation

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