Getting Started with Project-Based Learning

Published On: July 1st, 2016·By ·

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Would you like to adopt project-based learning in your classroom? This one web resource has everything you need to get started.

PBL Online has everything you need to implement project-based learning with your students. This resource assists teachers in learning the principles behind project-based learning and designing their own projects.

One large part of what makes PBL Online such a valuable resource is all of the different example projects and research available to view online. This allows us as educators to learn first hand why project-based learning really works, and discover ways that other teachers have successfully engaged their students with these projects.

To learn more about project-based learning, take a look at these training sessions led by seasoned professionals:

Digital Content to Ignite Your Project Based Learning Lessons – Learn how free digital resources can spark students' curiosity and jump start hands-on activities in your classroom. Explore a collection of resources from PBS Learning Media as well as various strategies for how to curate and integrate memorable content to support authentic learning experiences.

Free Tools for Project-based Learning in Your 1:1 Classroom – The inclusion of mobile devices and apps in the classroom makes integrating project-based learning even easier. Join Jenna Linskens as she explores free device-neutral applications to support project-based learning in your 1:1 classroom. You'll gain insight on how to use these free tools to increase student engagement, motivation, creativity, and content understanding. Although the classroom examples and apps Jenna will share are great for 1:1 classrooms, they are also suitable and adaptable for classrooms that do not have a device for each student and need to share devices.

Have you designed any new projects for your students lately? Let me know about your favorite student project in a comment on this article.

Kimber Thompson is a Lead Moderator for SimpleK12 webinars and a Contributing Editor for She writes frequently about education topics, and is passionate about tools and techniques that inspire young learners. You may reach her with ideas and comments at

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