PBL Examples

​Project-based learning is sometimes best understood by seeing or hearing about the end product.

PBL Examples

Project-based learning is sometimes best understood by seeing or hearing about the end product. The following project-based learning examples showcase real work done by real students. Some of these are interesting nuggets pulled from the web and some were sent to us by schools using our intuitive, web-based project-based learning management tool – Project Foundry®.

An Improbable School: Transforming How Teachers Teach & Students Learn

In a time of testing and one-size-fits-all standards, comes the success story of Wildlands, a school in the Wisconsin woods where just about everything is different. The perfect book for educators interested in how innovative teaching and learning really CAN work.

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Philadelphia's Out of School Time (OST) network

This video highlights the Project Based Learning approach to programming used in Philadelphia's Out of School Time (OST) network. It showcases two programs in the network, the high school program at Cardinal Bevilacqua Community Center and the elementary school program at Centro Nueva Creacion.

Source: OST Philadelphia

Anatomy of a Project: "Soil Superheroes"

Project Learning Assignment: Seventh graders work with community experts to advance their understanding of bacteria in the environment -- and then share their findings with the community at large.

Source: Edutopia

The Blood Bank Project: Team Teaching

High Tech High seniors work on multimedia dioramas integrating art, biology, and technology to promote the San Diego Blood Bank.

Source: Buck Institute for Education

Calculating Stream Flow Rate

Step by step instructions on how to measure and calculate stream flow rate. This video is from Wildlands School, a Wisconsin Charter School that uses Project Foundry®.

Source: Wildlands School

Determining the Age of Fish Using Their Scales

Age determination methods for bluegill. This video is from Wildlands School, a Wisconsin Charter School that uses Project Foundry®.

Source: Wildlands School

Reef Teach: The Project

Coral reefs are an important part of the marine ecosystem, many marine organisms depend on them. Tourism and human activity has taken a large toll on coral reefs. Reef Teach is an educational program aimed to educate beach visitors about coral reefs. It is believed that by educating beach visitors, the overall damage dealt to coral reefs will be minimized. This video is from West Hawaii Explorations Academy.

Source: Reef Teach