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Project Based Learning

Moreland School District, in partnership with the Buck Institute for Education
Why Project Based Learning (PBL)?
Project Based Learning's time has come. The experience of thousands of teachers across all grade levels and subject areas, backed by research, confirms that PBL is an effective and enjoyable way to learn.  Why are so many educators across the United States and around the world interested in this teaching method?  

The answer is a combination of timeless reasons and recent developments.
Thoughts on PBL

"With project-based learning, students learn by designing and constructing actual solutions to real life problems."
George Lucas, Hollywood Director & Chairman of The George Lucas Educational Foundation

"Let's focus on an enriching curriculum and project-based learning opportunities,
and put an end to the testing fixation.  Let's focus on a real implementation plan to make sure
the Common Core lives up to its potential."
Randi Weingarten, American Federation of Teachers (AFT) President
PBL in Moreland:

…provides an opportunity for learning 21st Century Skills, such as critical thinking, creativity &


...serves as a vehicle to implement a rigorous and engaging standards-based curriculum to access deeper
learning of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS)

...creates a context for students to master the CCSS through real-world expectations that will better
prepare them for college and career.