Project-Based Learning Series from Edutopia

Project-based learning is a dynamic classroom approach in which students actively explore real-world problems and challenges and acquire a deeper knowledge. A video series is available from Edutopia, informed by research from Lucas Education Research.

See the full Edutopia series here.

Find the research from Lucas Education Research here.

How PBL Taps Into the Science of Learning and Development
A growing body of research shows that project-based learning can have a positive impact on achievement and engagement. Linda Darling-Hammond describes how a rigorous project-based approach fits in with what we know works for students

3 Ways Project-Based Learning Can Address Equity
Education Trust President John King describes how working collaboratively in teams—on purposeful, rigorous projects—can support traditionally underserved learners in the classroom and beyond

Using Driving Questions to Propel Literacy Skills
When projects begin with a compelling question that students investigate over time, curiosity can spark the drive to read. Note: Narration of tips is by Deborah Peek Brown from MSU with video images from a range of schools around the country

A Project-based Approach to Teaching Elementary School Science
Illustrates the Multiple Literacies in Project-based Learning study in third grade science classrooms with an emphasis on literacy and SEL skills.

Reinventing AP Courses with Rigorous Project-based Learning
Depicts the Knowledge in Action AP Study.

Projects that Work: Mission to Mars
Describes a unit of AP Physics taught with a PBL approach.

A Research-backed Science Curriculum
The Learning Through Performance 6th grade science curriculum with an emphasis on group work comes to life in a San Francisco classroom.

New Study Shows the Impact of PBL on Student Achievement
Shows second graders completing a unit of the Project PLACE social studies and literacy curriculum.

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