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How-to Tips and Tools

How We Use “Need to Know” Questions to Guide Sustained Inquiry

A 4th grade teacher explains how he generates student questions and uses them in a project to let students know their voices are valued.

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Recent Blogs

Book cover of The Project Method by William Heard Kilpatrick
Gold Standard PBL: Teaching Practices

The Importance of Project Based Teaching

How the work of progressive education pioneers John Dewey and William Kirkpatrick led to PBLWorks' model for Gold Standard PBL.
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Gold Standard PBL: Teaching Practices

Resource List: Managing a Project

Articles, videos, and rubrics to help K-12 teachers learn how to manage activities in PBL units.
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How-to Tips and Tools

Resource List: Collaboration in PBL

Articles, videos, and rubrics to help K-12 teachers learn how to build teams and manage student collaboration in PBL units.