Project Based Learning

This toolkit includes resources to support teachers and schools in implementing project-based learning. Some resources include frameworks for approaching project-based learning and specific project plans that address standards, twenty-first-century skills, and include options for various technologies and lengths of implementation.

Tools to Use

Buck Institute for Education: Problem-Based Learning Resources, Videos, and Planning Tools. The Buck Institute for Education (BIE) is dedicated to improving twenty-first-century teaching and learning throughout the world by creating and disseminating products, practices, and knowledge for effective project-based learning (PBL). The online resource for PBL contains tutorials on the “nuts and bolts” of PBL, designing and managing a high-quality project, and a collection of already created project plans.

Challenge-Based Learning. Challenge-based learning applies what is known about the emerging learning styles of high school students and leverages the powerful new technologies that provide new learning opportunities to offer an authentic learning process that challenges students to make a difference. Challenge-based learning is an engaging multidisciplinary approach to teaching and learning that encourages students to leverage the technology they use in their daily lives to solve real-world problems. 

Designing Effective Projects. On this site you can look at different areas, including project design, thinking skills, unit planning, and instructional strategies.

Editure Digital School Solutions works collaboratively with teachers to support the integration of technology in the classrooms. This website showcases snapshots of innovative projects that were completed in collaboration with Editure partner schools to support the integration of technology in the classroom.

ETS Video Classroom Library presents the new online ETS Classroom Video Library powered by My Learning Plan. Online users can see real teaching in real time, captured on high definition cameras with a choice of wide angle or dual view with front of room close ups. New videos are being added continually and users can create, tag and share video clips and customize use of this exciting new resource for a wide range of needs.

ETS - CBAL. Cognitively Based Assessment of, for, and as Learning (CBAL) is a research initiative intended to create a model for an innovative K–12 assessment system that documents what students have achieved (of learning); helps identify how to plan instruction (for learning); and is considered by students and teachers to be a worthwhile educational experience in and of itself (as learning). Get an overview of the CBAL research program, including how the CBAL assessment prototypes are being used in the classroom.

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