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A Thoughtful Yearlong Plan Leads to Cross-Curricular PBL Success

An elementary school teacher tells how she starts with the standards, connects subject areas, and collaborates with colleagues to map out interdisciplinary PBL units for the year.

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How Students Become Ideal Teammates

In a computational thinking and coding project, teachers taught collaboration and communication skills by having students define good teamwork, set roles, make agreements about how to work together, engage in team-building strategies, and use a collaboration rubric.
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PBL and Equity

The Pedagogy of Poverty and its Antidote: PBL

PBLWorks Editor in Chief John Larmer recaps a classic article from 1991 about urban education, race, and control-based schooling—and finds parallels between the author’s call for “good teaching” and Project Based Learning.
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Top PBL News Stories

PBLWorks Editor in Chief John Larmer recommends and links to recent articles, blog posts, research studies, and other resources related to Project Based Learning.
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Generating Ideas for Math PBL Units

A math teacher and PBLWorks facilitator explains how to turn “dessert projects” you find online into Gold Standard PBL units, and how to identify standards that can be the focus of PBL units.