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 SimpleK12.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.