Wilson Junior High School

7th Grade Project-Based Learning

What Is Project-Based Learning (PBL)?

PBL is a hands-on, student-centered, independent style of learning. The entire curriculum is centered around projects that have real-world applications. It is different than traditional learning environments which are generally teacher-led and heavy on subject content.

This class is a two-hour block that counts for both English and Science credit as it takes place during a student’s regular English and Science class. It is not an elective. Although students still meet the regular English and Science standards, the focus is on project themes instead of the specific subject areas.

What are the Keys to PBL?

  • Student-Centered
  • Hands-On
  • Problem-Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Real-World Experience
  • Collaboration
  • Teamwork
  • Communication Skills
  • Flexibility
  • Initiative
  • Leadership
  • Authentic Audiences
  • Communication
  • Creativity
  • Technology Literacy



Teaching Team: Jody Henseler and Marissa Thayer

Wilson Junior High School

1201 N. 11th Street

Manitowoc, WI 54220