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.
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