If you want to create consistently engaging lessons that promote critical thinking, capture student attention, and provide real-world connections, project-based learning may be for you.

In project-based learning, students work for an extended period of time to investigate and respond to a complex question, problem, or challenge. This approach engages students in solving real-world problems and often encourages them to reach across subject areas and see connections between disciplines.

In this course, you will learn exactly how project-based learning works and review numerous examples of a variety of projects. You will then brainstorm project ideas, driving questions, and culminating products. Using backward design, you will create projects based on student interests and curricular requirements to ensure that students are mastering important topics in an authentic and engaging way.

By the end of the course, you will be equipped to plan and implement project-based learning in your classroom in a way that inspires and motivates your elementary school students.