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:

  • Engaging students with project-based activities
  • Embracing project-based learning as an instructional cornerstone in schools
  • Addressing the unique needs of English-language learners with project-based instruction
  • Bringing STEM lessons to life with project-based instruction

You get the seven articles below in a downloadable PDF.

All three of the newly approved schools will feature project-based learning, push students to learn outside the walls of traditional classrooms, and incorporate online education.
March 12, 2014 – Education Week

Flattening the School Walls
Principal Tom Horn has transformed a troubled alternative high school in Oregon—along with teachers' job descriptions—by introducing a radical project-based-learning model.
April 18, 2012 – Teacher

In Dave Orphal's Intro to Education class, almost all of the assignments are projects. Here's one of them.
June 11, 2014 – Teacher

To liven up her 6th grade social studies class, Karla Duff turned to the undead, and to project-based learning.
October 21, 2014 – Teacher

Journalism students know that what they do is important. But according to Jim Streisel, the 2013 National High School Journalism Teacher of the Year, a student newspaper is really just a byproduct of the learning process.
July 22, 2014 – Teacher


What are the conditions under which English Learners can thrive in a project-based learning environment, and how can we help new teachers create those conditions?
October 15, 2014 - Learning Deeply

In this post, High Tech High Chula Vista teacher Alec Patton takes us inside the world of exhibitions, telling us why they have power, why students aren't always as motivated by them as you might think, and how at their best they bring together "sizzle" and "steak"..
October 17, 2014 - Learning Deeply

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