Project-based learning has skyrocketed in popularity in recent years, mainly due to its ability to help students connect their classroom lessons with real-world applications and careers.

Many educators say they see their students’ engagement increase tremendously when concepts are presented in real-world context, requiring them to use skills they’ve learned to solve problems they might encounter in their adult or professional worlds.

Maybe you’re new to project-based learning (PBL) and need some resources to move it into your classroom, or maybe you’re looking for some fresh PBL approaches. Whatever your need, we’ve gathered PBL resources and some examples of how educators are using PBL in their classrooms.

1. Learn how these fourth- and fifth-grade students are using PBL in their classrooms for units on inventions, teamwork, artist studies, and 3D printing.

Next page: Six more PBL resources

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Laura Ascione is the Managing Editor, Content Services at eSchool Media. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland's prestigious Philip Merrill College of Journalism. Find Laura on Twitter: @eSN_Laura