Problem Based Learning

PBL Is...

  • Formed from current event or community issues
  • Aligned with standards but foundation lies in problem
  • Uses PBL process (collaboration, research, presentation)
  • Novel and unique solutions, with varied outcomes
  • Possible product design or entrepreneurships
  • Student centered
  • Built-in constraints and guidance from teachers
  • Conducted in given time frame
  • Embedded with anchor lessons and assessments

PBL Components:

  • Authentic (Real) Problem Solving
  • Content Standards Relationship
  • Collaborative Structures
  • Guided and Independent Research
  • Community Involvement
  • Panel Presentation