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Type: Strategy Guides
The team contract is a document introduced at the start of each project that asks project teams to think through and agree on how students will individually contribute to the team, how the members will work together, and how problems will be solved when they arise.
Type: Strategy Guides
A learning log is a tool that students use during the project to keep track of their questions and learning generated through their research. This guide offers strategies for teaching students to use learning logs to support inquiry throughout a project.
Type: Strategy Guides
Exit tickets are brief formative assessments and/or reflection routines that students complete and submit at the end of a lesson or class period. This guide includes strategies for using exit tickets to support assessment and reflection within the context of PBL.
Type: Strategy Guides
Throughout a project—particularly during the build knowledge and develop and critique phases—students are engaged in extended work time to complete project tasks.
Type: Strategy Guides
A rubric is more than a tool to assess final products. It is a tool that should be leveraged throughout the project to support multiple kinds of learning opportunities for your students. This guide offers strategies for using rubrics to aid learning at each phase of a project.
Type: Strategy Guides
Critique protocols are structured processes that guide students in giving and receiving high quality feedback. This guide offers strategies for implementing peer critique protocols that enhance learning and improve the quality of student work.
Type: Strategy Guides
Whether your students exhibit their work products during the course of the project, at the end, or both, you’ll want to have many sets of eyes on their public products. An audience feedback form is a tool used to actively engage the audience at an exhibition.
Type: Strategy Guides
In designing projects, we strive to have students doing the work of the world. Inviting those who actually do that work in the world into your project can be extremely powerful.
Type: Strategy Guides
Just as you encourage students to accept critique and revise their work, you should use critique processes to inform your revision of projects. This strategy guide offers guidance on how to request and use student feedback to refine your projects.
Type: Strategy Guides
Norms are the agreed upon rules that build a productive, self-driven, and respectful culture. These norms, especially when co-created with students, can serve as the “north star” or guiding philosophy for all that happens in a classroom.
Type: Strategy Guides
In Project Based Learning, students should have regular opportunities to reflect, individually and with others, on both what and how they are learning. This guide provides a framework and strategies for supporting reflection on learning throughout a project.
Type: Strategy Guides
Students conduct interviews as a part of many Project Based Learning experiences. In some cases, these interviews inform a design thinking process, in which students are working to identify the needs of a “client” or audience in order to inform a design, solution, or communication strategy.
Type: Articles
This article distinguishes between PBL and lightweight "projects" and argues why PBL is essential.
Type: Project Videos
Students evaluate the health of their local watershed by studying a small creek.
Type: Planning Tools
The EL Scaffolds for PBL document provides strategies & recommendations to support English Learners.
Type: Planning Tools
Frame the DQ's initial words, person or entity, action or challenge, and audience/purpose.
Type: Articles
A guide to forming teams, helping them become effective, & using peer ratings to adjust grades.
Type: Articles
Ron Berger explains how his classroom culture helped students create high-quality products.
Type: Other Videos
Essential elements of PBL, 21st century competencies, differences from traditional teaching.
Type: Other Videos
High school students reflect on their experience of Project Based Learning.