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What are children learning when they work with blocks? In a new blog, Summa Academy Executive Director Amber Kara shares a primary grades project that teaches more than textbooks.
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This teacher’s post tells how she started an independent study course at a high school but found that students were lost when asked to choose their own research topic and work independently, because they were so used to teachers planning everything for them. (PBL to the rescue!)
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"Students generally want to make a difference in the world... High quality projects can capitalize on students' passions and innate curiosity." - Brandon Wiley, BIE Chief Program Officer

In a new article in Getting Smart (http://bit.ly/2jNTkrj), Bonnie Lathram provides input from education leaders on equity, PBL and SEL in a global context. Find out what they have to say, and share this with a friend!
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Learn about the who and what of PBL World 2017, the premier Project Based Learning conference.
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Meet our National Faculty member Angela Marzilli!
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Check out these four projects about the Civil Rights Movement!
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A recent ASCD article by Anthony Jackson of the Asia Society calls for teaching global competence because it “results in a cultural shift—one that encourages analysis and reflection, communication and action.” He gives several examples of projects that do just that. Check them out and share this with a friend!
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Check out this week's top Project Based Learning news stories!
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In a new blog, student Jack Brunell shares the benefits of Project Based Learning.
Student, International School, Bellevue, WA. When I first walked into my AP Physics class last year, I was eager to discover what awaited me. I had heard many good things about the class from people who took it the year before I did, fantastical stories about building everything from arches to atlatls (a ...
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"To prepare all students for the future, especially those with the least access to educational opportunity, we need PBL. In 2016 we saw interest in PBL growing tremendously--let's reach even more kids with great projects in 2017!" - Bob Lenz, Chief Executive Officer

Check out our latest blast that takes a look back at 2016 and forward to 2017!
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Project Based Learning for the 21st Century
Introduction
At the Buck Institute for Education (BIE), our highest priority is to help teachers prepare students for successful lives. We do this by showing teachers how to use Project Based Learning in all grade levels and subject areas. As a mission-driven nonprofit organization, BIE creates, gathers, and shares high-quality PBL instructional practices and products and provides highly effective services to teachers, schools, and districts.