edutopia: A World of Project Ideas (You Can Steal)

To get off to a flying start planning this summer, borrow good project ideas from other teachers and adapt them to fit your context.


Journalist and PBL advocate Suzie Boss samples the Project Based Learning rough draft brainstorms of 600 enthused teachers.Draft on These Ideas

Some 600 educators spent the past week thinking hard about project design during the PBL World conference in Napa, Calif., sponsored by Buck Institute for Education. Getting peer feedback early is a key strategy for good project design. That meant conference participants were sharing their project ideas and driving questions at the formative stage, then revising them in response to feedback (just as students improve their work during PBL).

Here’s a sampling of driving questions at the rough draft stage, along with suggestions about PBL planning to fire up your thinking:


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