What is PBL? And does the P stand for “project” or “problem”? What makes today’s project based learning different than the project based learning of yesteryear? The need for students to think laterally and work within groups to solve problems is not a new realization by many educators. However, with the rollout of the Common Core State Standards and their efforts to cut across content areas through College and Career Readiness Standards, the reality of project based learning (or the direct application of real world situations and problems to content) has become much more appealing to educators.
We were fortunate enough to have Nick Provenzano, High School English teacher at Grosse Pointe Public Schools, lead us through a chat exploring what PBL can look like in the classroom.
If you have trouble viewing the archive of the chat, you can view the entire Storify archive here.