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Krajcik, J.S., and Schneider, B. (2021). Project-based learning deepens science knowledge for 3rd graders in Michigan. The Research Brief.

Project-based learning- a teaching approach whereby students explore and solve real-world challenges – can improve third graders’ scientific knowledge as well as their social and emotional skills.

Edutopia. (2021). How PBL Taps Into the Science of Learning and Development. Edutopia.

A growing body of research shows that project-based learning can have a positive impact on achievement and engagement. Linda Darling-Hammond describes how a rigorous project-based approach fits in with what we know works for students.

Ascione, L. (2021). PBL students excel compared to peers in typical classrooms. eSchool News.

The PBL teaching strategy offers engaging, real-world experiences for students and could prove helpful after COVID-related learning loss.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Bell, Susan. "USC Dornsife researcher investigates a new approach to Advanced Placement teaching and learning." USC Dornsife. 21 July 2017. Web. 23 Aug. 2017.

Promising results from a pilot study led by Anna Saavedra of the Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR) and supported by the George Lucas Educational Foundation could herald a shift in traditional approaches to education.

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