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How-to Tips and Tools

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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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.