This section includes resources, lesson plans, and ideas by using the method of PBL that guides students to gain knowledge and skills through investigation and responding to a challenge, problem, or challenge.
Edutopia Design Thinking and PBL
A wide-range of resources that includes in-depth research on project-based learning as well as examples, blogs and much more, a comprehensive look at what makes project-based learning so successful. Start here to connect with other teachers via social media and let your online collaborations lead to classroom projects
High Tech High
High Tech High teachers document the success of their project-based learning efforts to share with other educators. These in-depth projects can be recreated in your classroom or can be used as a launching pad for projects of your own designs.
Why Project Based Learning (PBL)?
Sponsored by the Buck Institute for Education, they offer resources concerning project-based and problem-based learning. From definitions to designs, to PBL current events, this site can get you started with all you need to know to engage your classroom.
Online Project Based Learning Archive
PBL online, offers a range of PBL resources for teaching online and designing your own projects along with teacher handbooks.
Seven Essentials for Project-Based Learning
ASCD offers advice and tips on how to plan great PBL projects along with the 7 essentials for project based learning.
Project-based learning: the pros and cons
Great Schools, offers the pro's and con's of using PLB in order to get a greater scope of
what it really means to use PLB in the classroom
Houghton Mifflin's Project-Based Learning Space
Houghton Mifflin offers a brief resource for teachers, with in-depth discussion of project-based learning, including an overview of the issues surrounding it, the student's role in the process and several projects to get you started, including the popular "egg drop" experiment and "Mission to Mars".
West Virginia PBL Tools
West Virginia department of education produced management tools that are used in the Project Based Learning plans on Teach 21. You can find rubrics, checklists, task management charts, learning logs and other documents that will help your PBL planning and delivery.
Social Studies PLB Ideas
Hubpages offers social studies, geography, and civics project ideas
Math Project Ideas
Hubpages offers engaging math project ideas for all grade levels
Science Project Ideas
Hubpages offers science lesson plans and project ideas for all grade levels
English Project Ideas
Hubpages offers English and language arts project plans and ideas for all grade levels
Project and Problem Based Learning Resource
Powerful Learning Practice offers interviews and articles with professionals about PBL along with online courses and project ideas for teachers.
Scholastic Online Project Resource
Scholastic offers advice on how to conduct engaging online class projects in the classroom.
Magnify Learning PBL Resource
Offers research and resources on PBL and about the PBL system
Sam Houston State University PLB Resources
Sam Houston State University provides videos and links on PBL.
New Tech Network Learning
New Tech Network provides project based learning videos, rubrics, and insight into their PBL schools
Research on Project Based Learning
The National Education Association provides research on PBL through handbooks and studies.
Da Vinci Schools
The Da Vinci school offers insight into their school and philosophy and is a great model for PBL education.
The innovation unit in the UK offers ideas and their models on how to provide 21st century learning in schools.
Edutopia.org has discussions, videos and scholarly articles located on the website that help educators understand Project Based Learning and strategies to implement this style of learning into the curriculum.
This article describes the process of students' learning and the depth of their cognitive engagement— rather than the resulting product—that distinguishes projects from busywork. The hypothetical project described in this article was inspired by a real project, "Media Saves the Beach," carried out by students at High Tech High in San Diego, California. This is a great resource because it provides realistic examples for what essentials are necessary in order to create a Project Based Learning system.
BIE creates, gathers, and shares high-quality PBL instructional practices and products. Some of the products consist of blog posts, scholarly articles, videos, and other resources such as curriculum guidelines and suggestions. Most resources on this website are free.
This article highlights a teacher partnership model for professional development that's effective in building technology, pedagogy, leadership skills, and collaboration practices that support teacher learning.
Multiple links to research websites and articles on Project Based Learning practices in education.
The several video courses on this site provide the in-depth information needed to move into technology-based teaching.
A series of STEM problem based learning curriculum and projects funded by the National Science Foundation’s Advanced Technological Education program. Each of the projects are based off of real world case studies, and the website provides videos, syllabuses, and detailed chronological steps for implementing PBL in educators curriculum.