Watch Gold Standard PBL in Action

These 7- to 10-minute videos show examples of Gold Standard PBL projects in action – across many grade levels, subject areas, and settings. 

Each shows four phases of the project...

  1. The launch (entry event and driving question) 
  2. Building knowledge and skills
  3. Developing products and answers to the driving question
  4. Presenting products and answers to the driving question

They capture the nuts and bolts of a PBL unit from beginning to end. Let's get started!

Group of young students on floor of classroom listening to teacher

VIDEO: The Tiny House Project

This project features teacher Cheryl Bautista of Katherine Smith Elementary School, San Jose, CA and her third graders.

VIDEO: March Through Nashville

This project features Kimberly Head-Trotter of McKissack Middle School, in Nashville, TN, with her 6th grade ELA/History class.
Two female students in a discussion in class

VIDEO: Finance Project

This project features Telannia Norfar and her high school math class at Northwest Classen High School in Oklahoma City, OK.
Student dressed in formal wear presenting a paper

VIDEO: The Revolutions Project

This project features Erin Brandvold and her high school world history class from the Impact Academy of Arts and Technology in Hayward, CA.