WPI's Project Based Learning (PBL) Educators' Resource Library
WPI had been a leader in project based learning since the 1970s. This guide for PBL educators provides introductory materials on PBL, resources to help develop PBL, and WPI author publications on the PBL experience at WPI.
Project based learning (PBL) is gaining renewed attention with the current focus on college and career readiness and the performance-based emphases of Common Core State Standards, but only high-quality versions can deliver the beneficial outcomes that schools want for their students. It's not enough to just "do projects." Today's projects need to be rigorous, engaging, and in-depth, and they need to have student voice and choice built in. Such projects require careful planning and pedagogical skill. The authors--leaders at the respected Buck Institute for Education--take readers through the step-by-step process of how to create, implement, and assess PBL using a classroom-tested framework.