Project Based Learning (PBL) pushes us to use our creativity as educators, engaging students in fresh ways. I created CraftED as a hub to help the educational community bring PBL to classrooms. Today, teachers in over 27 states, Australia, Canada, Malaysia, Israel, and Mexico have used my practical tips to creatively introduce PBL to their schools, regardless of structural or time constraints. It can be impactful at any level – in fact, we’ve worked with teachers from 14 different grade levels and have learned the best ways to adapt this model to a range of needs.
What is Project Based Learning?
Project Based Learning is an approach that uses real-world challenges to deepen a student’s understanding of an issue, dynamic, or theory. Not only does this prompt more student engagement with a particular topic, but it also strengthens the student’s general approach to problem-solving and collaborative work. In the PBL format, students are provided with a base of knowledge before being introduced to real-life situations that require the utilization of this knowledge. This student-centered approach to learning is endorsed by many learning professionals and can be deployed in a diverse range of topics including, mathematics, sciences, literature, theology, history, philosophy, and more. At CraftED, we have made it easy for teachers to take PBL principles and apply them to lessons, homework, group projects, curriculum design, and assessments.
If you’re ready to master Project Based Learning, I’m ready to help. Contact us today to get started.
CraftED Founder, Dr. Jenny Pieratt, PhD