Project Based Learning

Project Based Learning

What is a project based learning (PBL) approach? We know the elementary years set the foundation for lifelong learning. Our priority is to support students with learning the foundational skills of literacy, math, science and history. We also want to provide students authentic opportunities to apply those skills. PBL is a teaching method that engages students actively in learning by asking them to investigate an interesting and complex question, problem, or challenge, and then to create something in response. Students gain knowledge of science, history and others subjects, and at the same time they also gain a deeper understanding of concepts and issues.

Research on PBL has has shown PBL improves student learning because it:

  • Improves student motivation and engagement in learning.
  • Builds critical thinking and problem solving skills.
  • Increases students’ understanding of concepts and their ability to apply knowledge in real-life situations.
  • Helps students to remember what they have learned longer and to use that knowledge in new situations.
  • Teaches students how to work in a team

Videos Online

Project Based Learning: Explained

Elementary Project Example: From Worms to Wall Street

Project Based Learning: Resources for Parents

Project Based Learning: Caine's Arcade Part 1 / Part 2