A growing number of educators around the world believe that project-based learning (PBL) is an important instructional approach that allows students to master academic skills and content knowledge, develop skills necessary for future success, and build the personal agency needed to tackle life’s and the world’s challenges.

Many districts are either already using PBL or are on the verge of using this approach in classrooms. Educators can find a wealth of resources on how to plan for and get started with PBL, but until recently, there were far fewer resources on what the outcome of high-quality student experiences ought to look...

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  • About the Author:

    Emily Liebtag is the director of advocacy at Getting Smart. She works with schools and organizations and to support innovations in teaching and learning. She also works with the HQPBL team and is dedicated to ensuring all students have high-quality PBL experiences.