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March 8, 2021

PROOF POINTS: Four new studies bolster the case for project-based learning

Barshay, J. (2021). PROOF POINTS: Four new studies bolster the case for project-based learning. Hechinger Report.

Trials were accompanied by big investments in teacher training and coaching.

March 5, 2021

3 Ways Project-Based Learning Can Address Equity

Edutopia. (2021). 3 Ways Project-Based Learning Can Address Equity. Edutopia.

Education Trust president John King describes how working collaboratively in teams—on purposeful, rigorous projects—can support traditionally underserved learners in the classroom and beyond.

February 26, 2021

Using Driving Questions to Propel Literacy Skills

Peek-Brown, D. (2021). Using Driving Questions to Propel Literacy Skills. Edutopia.

Watch at Edutopia to learn more about Deborah Peek-Brown’s work on project-based learning in elementary science classrooms.  When projects begin with a compelling question that students investigate over time, curiosity can spark the drive to read.

February 26, 2021

Project-based learning yields better student outcomes, studies show

Dimcheff, D. (2021). Project-based learning yields better student outcomes, studies show. University Record. University of Michigan.

Students in project-based learning classrooms across the United States significantly outperform those in typical classrooms, according to studies announced by Lucas Education Research, along with five major universities, including the University of Michigan.

February 25, 2021

The College Board Partners with PBLWorks to Train Teachers for New AP Courses Rooted in Project Based Learning

eSchool News Staff. (2021). The College Board Partners with PBLWorks to Train Teachers for New AP Courses Rooted in Project Based Learning. eSchool News.

Courses are based on powerful new research showing the positive impact Project Based Learning coupled with great PD has on AP students’ success

February 25, 2021

Supporting Multilingual Learners in Hybrid Classrooms

Miller, E., Codere Kelly, S., & Krajcik, J. (2021). Supporting Multilingual Learners in Hybrid Classrooms. Edutopia.

Hands-on learning strategies help English language learners participate in discussions—whether in-person or online.

February 25, 2021

Project-based learning yields better student outcomes in studies supported by famous filmmaker’s foundation

Thomas, L. (2021). Project-based learning yields better student outcomes in studies supported by famous filmmaker’s foundation. University of Michigan Vice President for Communications.

Students in project-based learning classrooms across the United States significantly outperform those in typical classrooms, according to studies announced by Lucas Education Research, along with five major universities, including the University of Michigan.

February 24, 2021

Project-based learning boosts achievement across demographics

Arundel, K. (2021). Project-based learning boosts achievement across demographics. K-12 Dive.

Studies give more proof that project-based learning increases academic achievement.

February 24, 2021

The Only Class a High School Dropout Never Missed

DeVivo, Kristin. "The Only Class a High School Dropout Never Missed." Education Week.

New research shows how to engage even the hardest-to-reach students.

February 22, 2021

A remedy for COVID learning loss? Project-based learning improves outcomes in elementary science, social studies

Michigan State University College of Education News

With growing concern about the “COVID slide” effects of distance learning, researchers at Michigan State University and the University of Michigan have developed two project-based learning studies that seek to help teachers boost student engagement- Multiple Literacies in Project-Based Learning and Project Place.

February 21, 2021

New Research Makes a Powerful Case for PBL

Terada, Youki. New Research Makes a Powerful Case for PBL. Edutopia 2021.

Two new gold-standard studies provide compelling evidence that project-based learning is an effective strategy for all students—including historically marginalized ones.

June 12, 2018

Boosting Student Engagement Through Project-Based Learning

Terada, Youki. Boosting Student Engagement Through Project-Based Learning. Edutopia 2018.

A researcher-practitioner partnership in San Francisco shows promising results for middle school science students.

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