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It’s been a big year for PBL, and it’s been hard to keep track of all the great projects I’ve heard about via emails, on Twitter, at conferences, and from our National Faculty. For this post, my source is the 200+ blogs we posted at in 2016. There I found at least 40 good projects to sort through, ranging from relatively simple ones by first-time PBL teachers to more ambitious projects by PBL veterans. I was shooting for a Top 10 list, but couldn't decide what to leave out, so...

Here are 15 projects of different types and subject areas, that appealed to me for various reasons:

Elementary School:

Middle School:

High School:

John Larmer, Editor in Chief
John is editor in chief at PBLWorks, where he has helped create professional development workshops and PBL curriculum materials. He writes for and edits the PBL Blog, and is the co-author of several books on PBL.