Project Based Learning is a teaching method in which students gain knowledge and skills by working for an extended period of time to investigate and respond to a complex question, problem, or challenge. (

Sites to help you find PBL ideas:
  • BIE.orga wide array of PBL-related resources created by Buck Institute for Education.
    • Project Search - From the Buck Institute - a database of PBL projects for elementary, middle and high school levels.
  • National Service Learning Clearing House - Hundreds of ideas. While not all may be PBL… they could sure be remixed to have all the components
  • Learning Reviews46 websites that offer free project based learning examples, ideas, lesson plans, design guidance, and templates.
  • High Tech High School - Seven projects that have been successful at this PBL based school.

Resources for PBL:
  • Autodesk software for students and educators - Get free access to software used to make games, movies, buildings, and products. Autodesk is a world leader in 3D design, engineering, and entertainment software for manufacturing, building and construction, and media and entertainment.
  • PBL Tools - rubrics, checklists, task management charts, learning logs and other documents that will help your PBL planning and delivery.
  • Scratch is a programming language that makes it easy to create interactive art, stories, simulations, and games – and share those creations online.