How you will learn in this course: Project-Based Learning

Project Based Learning can be transformative for students. By presenting students with a mix of choice and responsibility, cognitive concepts and practical activities, within an environment of real-world authenticity, projects engage students in learning that is deep and long-lasting.

PBL impacts students by:

  1. Engaging hearts and minds-Students actively engage with PBL projects which provide real-world relevance for learning. Students can solve problems that are important to them and their communities.
  2. Deepening learning-PBL projects lead to deeper understanding and greater retention of content knowledge. Students are better able to apply what they know to new situations.
  3. Exposing them to adults and careers-Through PBL, students interact with adults, businesses and organizations, and their community, and can develop career interests.
  4. A sense of purpose-A great project can be transformative for students. Seeing a real-world impact gives them a sense of agency and purpose.
  5. 21st century workplace skills-Beyond basic knowledge, students learn to take initiative and responsibility, solve problems, and communicate ideas.
  6. Rewarding teacher relationships-Teachers work closely with active, engaged students doing meaningful work, and share in the rediscovered joy of learning.
  7. Creativity and technology-Students enjoy using a spectrum of technology tools from research and collaboration through product creation and presentation.