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A great collection of blog posts about Math and Reading project-based learning! These are for grades 4 and 5 mostly.

Project-based Learning Blog Posts

Check out these posts for more information on successfully implementing PBL in your classroom!

Project-based learning and the Maker Movement are a perfect fit. Learn why from MindShift.

Why Kids Need to Tinker to Learn | KQED

Allowing kids to deeply engage with a project they are passionate about also helps produce more positive memories of school, Stager said. “The reason the Maker Movement is so exciting is it can reenergize the classroom and it can make high quality memories of education,” he said.

Project Based Learning Handbook: A Guide to Standards-Focused Project Based Learning for Middle and High School Teachers.  An awesome instructor from The Buck Institute, mentioned this as a book she never goes without when working with teachers about PBL.

Project Based Learning Handbook: A Guide to Standards-Focused Project Based Learning for Middle and High School Teachers

Project Based Learning Handbook: A Guide to Standards-Focused Project Based Learning for Middle and High School Teachers [Thom Markham, John Larmer, Jason Ravitz] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Project Based Learning Handbook: A Guide to Standards-Focused Project Based Learning for Middle and High School Teachers

Need tips for developing PBL lessons that challenge your students while aligning to core learning goals? Part of the "Five Keys to Rigorous Project-Based Learning" video series.

Building Rigorous Projects That Are Core to Learning (Keys to PBL Series Part 2)

Project-based learning doesn't mean leaving standards behind. Follow these tips to plan projects that challenge your students and align with core learning goals.

Project-based learning and teamwork go hand-in-hand. Watch this video for helpful tips on developing successful group projects.

Structuring Collaboration for Student Success (Keys to PBL Series Part 3)

PBL provides a unique opportunity to help students practice critical thinking, collaboration, communication, and creativity. Learn how to optimize the environment for teamwork in your classroom.

What are the differences between project-based learning in the UK and US? Read a British educator's key takeaways from his visit to PBL schools across America.

Whirlwind Tour of PBL Schools Reveals Key Takeaways

British educator Tom Stephens spent five weeks this summer studying our educational system and PBL up close on the hunt for good ideas to take home. See what he discovered.

What Does Project-Based Learning Really Look Like? | K-12 Blueprint

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Nex+Gen Academy is a public school of choice in Albuquerque, NM where Project-Based Learning and technology integration are core to the school culture.

Learn more about common misconceptions in project-based learning (and why they're a teacher's pet peeve) in this informative article.

My PBL Pet Peeves: 4 Common Misconceptions

Andrew Miller firmly addresses some common misunderstandings about PBL, including the ideas that projects are lessons and the public audience can be random.

When they are directly involved in planning and steering projects, students are more invested in their learning. Get ideas for empowering your students to work independently in this new video.

Facilitating Learning in a Student-Driven Environment (Keys to PBL Series Part 4)

When they are directly involved in planning and steering projects, students are more invested in their learning. Get ideas for empowering your students to work independently.

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To be a student centered school educators must first know and understand how our students learn. Educators must be aware of where students come from and the learning tools they are most familiar...

The problem based learning activity presents middle school students with the opportunity to buy and sell stocks. The students are responsible for r...

Stock Market PBL

The problem based learning activity presents middle school students with the opportunity to buy and sell stocks. The students are responsible for researching and buying stocks, creating and maintaining an Excel spreadsheet, and tracking the profits and losses for a given time period. ...