•  Why Project Based Learning?


     • Engages hearts and minds
              Students actively engage with PBL projects which provide real-world relevance for learning.

              Students can solve problems that are important to them and their communities.

    Deepens student learning
              PBL projects lead to deeper understanding and greater retention of content knowledge.
              Students are better able to apply what they know to new situations.
    Exposure to experts and careers
              Through PBL, students interact with adults, businesses and organizations, and their community,

              while they can develop career interests.
    Creates a sense of purpose
              A great project can be transformative for students. Seeing a real-world impact gives them a
              sense of agency and purpose.
    Increases 21st century workplace skills
              Beyond basic knowledge, students learn to take initiative and responsibility, solve problems, and
              communicate ideas.
    Builds rewarding teacher relationships
              Teachers work closely with active, engaged students doing meaningful work, and share in the
              rediscovered joy of learning.
    Promotes creativity and technology
              Students enjoy using a spectrum of technology tools from research and collaboration through
              product creation and presentation.

    GPE is supported by Buck Institute, and committed to creating Gold Standard PBL experiences.

Last Modified on January 30, 2020