Top 5 PBL News Stories

Each Friday we post a list of our favorite articles, blog posts, and other resources we’ve run across that relate to Project Based Learning.

Here’s what we liked this week:

Small Schools: the Edu-Reform Failure that Wasn’t
Education Week
Article claiming it is a myth that small-school reform efforts in the last decade failed. Many of these efforts featured structural changes that support the use of PBL, such as smaller high schools and career academy programs.

5 Leadership Requirements Essential for School Change
eSchool News
Article explaining how school leaders can successfully guide the process of changing classroom instruction toward methodologies like PBL.

Strategies for Multi-Grade-Level Projects
Blogger Andrew Miller gives guidance for teachers designing multi-grade-level projects.

Design Thinking and PBL
Beth Holland explains the design thinking process and how it connects to the practices of PBL.

Project Based Learning Connects Real World with Deep Impact
Podcast featuring staff and students from Raisbeck Aviation High School in Seattle, Washington describing STEM projects – plus BIE’s Bob Lenz and John Larmer.