Course Description

This course will walk you through the process of designing an engaging project-based learning unit. Project based learning is an effective method of teaching where students learn through engaging in real-world and meaningful projects. Project based learning engages students in the learning process and makes learning fun. The course text and additional readings and resources will help you to understand how to create high quality project-based learning and will help you to develop the skills and strategies you need to implement it successfully in your classroom.  You will leave this course with an understanding of project-based learning and a complete project-based learning unit plan that you can teach in your classroom right away.

Learner Outcomes

Students will understand that high quality project based learning is more than just a project.  It “is  an instructional strategy that enables students to learn meaningful content and practice skills needed for 21st century success.” - Larmer

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Section Title
Project Based Learning
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Delivery Options
Distance Learning  
Course Fee(s)
Tuition credit (3 units) $690.00
Available for Credit
3 Quarter Credits
Reading List / Textbook

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Keep it Real With PBL: A Practical Guide for Project-Based Learning, Secondary by Jennifer Pieratt


Keep it Real With PBL: A Practical Guide for Project-Based Learning, Elementary by Jennifer Pieratt

Section Notes

This course is offered in collaboration with The Innovative Northwest Teacher

Course is self-paced. Completion time: up to one year from date of enrollment.

Refund Policy: Withdrawals submitted online through SPU within 7 days of enrollment will receive a 95% refund. Withdrawals received after that point will not receive a refund and no withdrawals will be accepted after the completion deadline for the course. Instructions on how to withdraw are located on our website under Students/Withdrawal and Refund Policies.


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