PBL Around the World

  • At Sheffield Area High School in Pennsylvania, under the guidance of instructor Kristen Joblon, STEM education has brought students into an engaging, hands-on learning experience with a project that transformed their classroom into a robotic zoo. Using STEM Lab hummingbird kits, the students creatively built robots featuring lights, sensors, and motors. The project emphasized teamwork…

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  • KQED Youth Takeover

    KQED Youth Takeover, an annual event now in its 7th season, where Bay Area youth are given the opportunity to express their opinions on issues impacting their lives through KQED’s TV, radio, and digital platforms. During this week-long event, youth voices are featured on various shows such as Rightnowish, Forum, Arts & Culture, Political Breakdown,…

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  • Itz’at STEAM Academy in Belize, a school that diverges from traditional teaching methods to focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) has adopted a new innovative educational approach to teach their students. Fourteen-year-old Jahzhia Moralez, who previously attended a school with a heavy homework load, found Itz’at’s hands-on, fun learning environment refreshing and…

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  • Students at Braehead Primary School engaged in an innovative educational project in which students transformed their school into a museum, following a request from Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. The initiative aimed to inspire more young people and families to visit museums. Students from Primary 1 to 7 participated in a Problem Based Learning (PBL)…

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  • Pioneer Elementary School in Gig Harbor has been awarded the 2024 Waste Not Washington School Award by the Washington State Department of Ecology, receiving $5,000 for its project-based learning program on human impact. This program is part of the Department of Ecology’s mission to encourage sustainability and support educational initiatives focused on waste reduction, recycling,…

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  • Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU) has enhanced its educational offerings by joining the State University of New York’s Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) program, enabling its students to collaborate with peers worldwide without leaving campus. Through COIL, FDU students engage in project-based learning with international counterparts, preparing them for the global job market by enhancing skills…

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  • Greenwich High School juniors Pearl Lee and Anna Marie Stempien won first place at the Connecticut History Day’s Fairfield County Regional Contest at Sacred Heart University with their film “The Telephone: A New Age of Communications.”  Connecticut History Day, part of National History Day, engages over 4,000 middle and high school students in historical research…

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  • The Mancos RE-6 School District in Colorado is set to host a spring exhibition on April 26 at the Performing Arts Center, showcasing students’ project-based learning (PBL) projects from the second semester. The exact time of the event is yet to be announced. Organized in collaboration with the winter 2023 celebration of learning, this exhibition…

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  • Lyceum Preschool in Bermuda has temporarily moved its educational activities to the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo (Bamz) in Flatts Village due to renovations at their usual location, Francis Patton School. This shift has transformed the educational experience for its students, replacing traditional classroom walls with the natural and rich learning environment of Bamz. This…

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  • The K12 Strong Workforce Program has awarded an $899,000 grant to iLEAD California, which will be used to expand aerospace education at SCVi Charter School in Castaic, its founding campus. This initiative introduces an aerospace career and technical education (CTE) pathway for high school students (grades 9-12), starting in fall 2024. The program aims to…

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  • Eighth-grade science students from Palm View Florida recently explored Emerson Point Preserve in Palmetto as part of a field trip on February 13th, focusing on environmental impacts and marine biology careers. This outing, sponsored by Minorities In Shark Sciences (MISS), allowed students to engage with Florida Science Standard SC.7.E.6.6 through practical experience, examining human influences…

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  • The Spartan Learning Academy in Bernalillo, previously known as Bernalillo Middle School, has introduced a significant innovation to its curriculum with the addition of a Fabrication Lab (Fab Lab), greeted upon entry by Pepper the Robot. This transformation, highlighted by Assistant Principal Anthony Jaramillo, aims to revolutionize the middle school experience through project-based learning. The…

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