Scaling HQPBL for Deeper Learning Impact Project

March 2019 | Vol. 2, No. 1


Thinking "Inside" the Box

The Kindergarten students at Northwest Elementary School in Manchester, NH, embarked on a month long Project Based Learning (PBL) unit called Thinking “Inside” the Box. The goal of the project was to learn about the greater Manchester community in which they live and how community helpers are a vital part of our city.

This year, Kalei’opu’u Elementary School’s third graders participated in a Project Based Learning (PBL) unit called “94 Block” that focuses on communities. The unit is designed to cover multiple content areas and help students gain an appreciation towards the 94 Block community and the unique cultures that are found in it.

Great Things Happening at PBLWorks!

Welcome Natasha Thompson

Director of District Leadership

partnering with Manchester School District

Learn more about Natasha here.

PBLWorks - Our branding story

The PBLWorks logo is more than just a pretty face for our new brand. The two rings in “Works” are symbolic. The green ring represents growth, which Project Based Learning promotes. The color green is also associated with the heart, evoking the idea of a love of learning and personal connection. The color blue, which traditionally represents strength and stability, speaks to the intellectual and academic challenges that PBL offers students. The interlinked green and blue rings symbolize the way PBL blends content mastery, love of learning, and personal connection into the academic experience. With these elements joined, students achieve deeper understanding and greater retention of content knowledge, while they learn to take initiative, solve problems, and communicate ideas. Read more about our rebranding story here.

4 Ways You Can Scale PBL

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