•  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 PBL Works, and committed to creating Gold Standard PBL experiences.

Last Modified on February 23, 2023