Project-Based Learning

From strategies and project ideas to apps, frameworks, and tips, this is our collection of the best Project-Based Learning resources from TeachThought.

What PBL Can Do For Your School–And What It Can’t

What PBL Can Do For Your School–And What It Can’t by Drew Perkins, Director of TeachThought Professional Development *Visit our PBL Workshops Page for workshop options on Project-Based Learning. Project-Based Learning is a great way to reach and teach students, but what is often overlooked is what high quality PBL can do for a school and …

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The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 168 PBL Reflections With 3 Middle School Teachers

The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 168 PBL Reflections With 3 Middle School Teachers Drew Perkins talks with three teachers from The Berkeley School, Vanessa DeNino, Tanya Madrid-Campbell, and Jeff Sandler, about their experience and reflections from a recent project-based learning unit they implemented with their students. Links & Resources Mentioned In This Episode: The Berkeley School …

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5 Examples Of Project-Based Learning Protocols

5 Examples Of Project-Based Learning Protocols by Michele Mattoon, Director of the National School Reform Faculty Have you worked with project-based learning protocols? Schools design Project-Based Learning (PBL) because the process helps engage students in learning and helps them develop necessary real-world skills such as collaboration, problem-solving, and the use of technology. PBL focuses on …

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How To ‘Pull’ Deeper Learning Through PBL

  How To “Pull” Deeper Learning Through PBL by Drew Perkins, Director of TeachThought PD One criticism of constructivist, some might say progressive, education (and in particular PBL) is that it lacks ‘real content’ learning by students. This might be true of poor constructivist teachers in the same way that it’s likely true of poor traditional, …

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Want To Deepen Your Teaching? Attend TeachThought Grow 19, July 16-19

Are you ready to deepen your teaching? Are you excited to use Project-Based Learning to empower students? Join us at TeachThought PBL Grow 19 and develop your understanding, connect with teachers, and enjoy what Louisville, Kentucky has to offer in your downtime! Choose the July 16th optional pre-conference day “Addressing Elephants” and you’ll engage in high level …

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How Grow 19 Can Change Your Classroom or School Next Year

How Grow 19 Can Change Your Classroom or School Next Year by Drew Perkins, Director of TeachThought PD TeachThought Grow 19 Event Page Many years ago I taught in a middle school across the hall from a math teacher named Jim who perennially joked as the students walked out his door on the last day of classes, “next …

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8 Reasons To Attend TeachThought PBL Grow 19

by Drew Perkins, Director of TeachThought PD We started this event two years ago to meet the increasing demand from individuals and groups around the world for an innovative, engaging, and powerful convergence of professional learning. We’re thrilled to build upon previous years with some new wrinkles and additions including a pre-conference day partnership with our …

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4 Things All Project-Based Learning Teachers Should Do

4 Things All Project-Based Learning Teachers Should Do contributed by Lauren Ayer, M.Ed. Gone are the days when students were expected to sit passively at desks while teachers lectured endlessly, expecting children to soak up the information being thrown at them. In today’s educational environment, students are expected to collaborate, think critically, and work together …

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6 Tips For PBL Planning Across Content Areas

6 Tips For Powerfully Integrated Projects  by Mike Kaechele, TeachThought PD PBL Facilitator One of the weaknesses of our modern education system is that content has become so siloed that students rarely see the connections between subjects or connections with their world. Integrated projects can break down these walls when students investigate authentic problems that …

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The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 145 Project-Based Learning in the Math Classroom

The TeachThought Podcast Episode 145 Project-Based Learning in the Math Classroom Drew Perkins talks with Telannia Norfar and Chris Fancher about their upcoming book “Project-Based Learning in the Math Classroom”. Links & Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Prufrock Press: Project-Based Learning in the Math Classroom book @thnorfar @cfanch Telannia’s blog: PBL Birdside View – Journey of a …

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This Student Says Project-Based Learning Is The Key To Sustainability

This Student Says Project-Based Learning Is The Key To Sustainability by Drew Perkins, Director of TeachThought PD It should be no secret that we’re big fans of project-based learning. Helping schools and teachers grow their practice through PBL is the bulk of the work that we do. We see it as a framework that wonderfully …

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The Importance Of Knowledge In Progressive Education

The Importance Of Knowledge In Progressive Education by Drew Perkins, Director of TeachThought Professional Development I recently recorded a podcast that explored differing approaches to the role and importance of knowledge in teaching and learning. In the podcast, the claim by Katharine Birbalsingh was that progressive education has foregone the teaching of knowledge to the …

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50 Smart Ideas For Project-Based Learning

A Better List Of Ideas For Project-Based Learning by TeachThought Staff This post has been updated with new ideas and clearer formatting At TeachThought, we’re huge fans of project-based learning. While there is no magic bullet of practice, program, or framework that automatically produces progressive and effective learning, what makes project-based learning exceptional is its …

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