PBL Around the World

  • First Graders Are Learning to Handle Disagreements Through a Project-Based Learning Experience
    First Graders Are Learning to Handle Disagreements Through a Project-Based Learning Experience

    In an innovative program at Bronxville Elementary School in Bronxville, NY, first graders are learning to handle disagreements through a project-based learning experience. The students, guided by their teachers, designed a Peace Path for their school playground to address conflicts peacefully. They conducted research by reading books, interviewing their school psychologist Joyce Vastola, and exploring…

  • Tennessee High Schoolers Used Project-Based Learning to Solve a Nearly 40-Year-Old Serial Murder Mystery
    Tennessee High Schoolers Used Project-Based Learning to Solve a Nearly 40-Year-Old Serial Murder Mystery

    In an extraordinary educational project, students at Elizabethton High School in northeast Tennessee, under the guidance of their sociology teacher Alex Campbell, tackled a nearly 40-year-old cold case known as the Redhead Murders. These serial killings, which occurred in the 1980s and involved several redheaded women in Tennessee and neighboring states, had remained unsolved. Campbell…

  • Legend High School’s immersive learning model prepares students for life after graduation
    Legend High School’s immersive learning model prepares students for life after graduation

    Debbie Rabideau, center, is an English teacher and mentor for the EDGE program at Legend High School Legend High School’s EDGE program is an innovative project-based learning initiative designed to prepare students for post-graduation life by engaging them in an interdisciplinary curriculum. The program, directed by Mari Farley, was developed seven years ago after researching…

  • Wardlaw+Hartridge AP Students Explore Ecological Footprint
    Wardlaw+Hartridge AP Students Explore Ecological Footprint

    New Jersey AP students present their project Advanced Placement Environmental Science (APES) course at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison, New Jersey is utilizing Project Based Learning. The first of five projects involved students auditing the school’s waste, water, and energy usage and developing solutions to minimize its ecological footprint. After studying consumption patterns and researching…

  • Bangladesh Learning project for Secondary Level Adopted to Prevent Dengue
    Bangladesh Learning project for Secondary Level Adopted to Prevent Dengue

    The Education Minister of Bangladesh has issued a circular instructing all secondary-level educational institutions to implement a project aimed at raising awareness about dengue and promoting its prevention. The directive, published by the Directorate of Secondary and Higher Education, outlines that the project intends to equip students with skills to actively contribute to dengue prevention…

  • High School Seniors Research Solutions to Issues That Impact Their Learning and Community
    High School Seniors Research Solutions to Issues That Impact Their Learning and Community

    The 3rd Annual “Leaders of Change” program showcased impressive achievements. This six-week, paid leadership development initiative is designed for incoming seniors at Clover Park High School. It involves project-based learning, where students research solutions to issues affecting their education and community. Their goal is to implement these solutions within the school culture over the year.…

  • Tanzania Teachers Urged to Deploy Play-Based Learning Techniques
    Tanzania Teachers Urged to Deploy Play-Based Learning Techniques

    The Tanzania government is urging teachers and education stakeholders to adopt play-based learning techniques to cultivate a creative and proactive generation. Dr. Lyabwene Mtahabwa, the Commissioner for Education in the Ministry of Education Science and Technology, attributed the success of these techniques to the PlayMatters project. This project utilizes play-based learning to enhance children’s cognitive,…

  • Prairie and Alburnett High Schools To Pilot School and Businesses Partnership
    Prairie and Alburnett High Schools To Pilot School and Businesses Partnership

    Prairie and Alburnett high schools in Iowa are set to pioneer a national learning model called 3DE. This program is designed to prepare students for their future by connecting schools with businesses. 3DE focuses on teaching essential skills like communication, problem-solving, collaboration, critical thinking, creativity, and innovation. The program provides students with exposure to diverse…

  • 67 Fun Project-Based Learning Ideas by Teaching Expertise
    67 Fun Project-Based Learning Ideas by Teaching Expertise

    Teaching Expertise has curated a range of project-based learning ideas suitable for different ages, levels, and skills. These activities, from interviewing elders to organizing sports tournaments, aim to leverage students’ diverse talents and interests. The compilation aims to uncover a wealth of enjoyable classroom activities that go beyond traditional teaching methods. This is a good…

  • Smithsonian partnered with 4-H and the Boys & Girls Clubs of America
    Smithsonian partnered with 4-H and the Boys & Girls Clubs of America

    The Smithsonian is collaborating with 4-H, and Boys & Girls Clubs of America. The importance of authentic experiences in shaping the future is emphasized, especially in a technologically advancing world. Museums offer more than simple field trips; with the collaboration of Smithsonian museum educators and youth development organizations like 4-H and Boys & Girls Clubs…

  • California Partners with the Child Mind Institute to Launch the Youth Mental Health Academy
    California Partners with the Child Mind Institute to Launch the Youth Mental Health Academy

    The Youth Mental Health Academy, a pilot program in partnership with the Child Mind Institute, is aimed at providing high school students from marginalized backgrounds in Los Angeles, California, the opportunity to explore careers in mental health. The program was tailored to address the lack of diversity in the mental health field and increase access…