Challenge Based Learning is an engaging multidisciplinary approach to teaching and learning that encourages students to leverage the technology they use in their daily lives to solve real-world problems.
Former Michigan Technology Teacher of the Year and Apple Distinguished Educator Andy Losik provides this getting started guide to implementing CBL in your classroom.
What does CBL look like in the real world?
Teach your students the "Path to Innovation" with this great Edheads.org activity: Design a Cellphone.
Students learn that in order to be a successful designer, engineer, or a challenge-based learning problem solver then they need to
4)Evaluate their results
Visit ChallengeBasedLearning.org to see more CBL in action, download all of the research, and find all kinds of resources to make learning come alive in a real world manner for your students.
Set up your classroom physical space.
One way to facilitate CBL in your room is to set it up in distinct work areas that support both individual and collaborative learning opportunities as well as room to present to the whole group.
This .pdf called "Campfires in Cyberspace" is from Dr. David D. Thornburg from the Thornburg Center for Professional Development all about how to create caves, watering holes, campfires, and mountaintops
Create a virtual learning space supporting your students in CBL.
Suggested Technologies for getting going with Challenge-Based Learning
More Examples of CBL at Work
Prove 'Em or Lose 'Em iPad Challenge
Great Garlic Mustard Pulling Challenge