Examples from all grade levels and content areas provide evidence of the powerful effects that PBL can have, including
* increased student motivation and preparation for college, careers, and citizenship;
* better results on high-stakes tests;
* a more satisfying teaching experience; and
* new ways for educators to communicate with parents, communities, and the wider world.
By successfully implementing PBL, teachers can not only help students meet standards but also greatly improve their instruction and make school a more meaningful place for learning. Both practical and inspirational, this book is an essential guide to creating classrooms and schools where students—and teachers—excel.
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Table of Contents
Why Project Based Learning?
What Is Gold Standard PBL?
What Does the Research Say About Project Based Learning?
Designing a Project
Managing a Project
Leading a PBL Implementation Effort
PBL in Informal Education and Summer Programs
Appendix A: Project Snapshots
About the Authors