Project-based learning provides students with hands-on opportunities to learn new skills and engage in solutions to real-world challenges.
According to PBLWorks, project-based learning prepares students for academic, personal, and career success, and readies young people to rise to the challenges of their lives and the world they will inherit. The intentional connection to place solidifies a rigorous and authentic learning experience for students. The Seven Step Framework, with one of the accompanying featured projects, is the ideal foundation in which to build project-based learning experiences. Start transforming your classroom today.
Take the Cool School Challenge
Ready, set ... reduce! Classrooms will go head-to-head in a race to cut their carbon emissions, utilizing a carbon calculator to evaluate progress.
Create a Monarch Garden
Using project and place-based learning strategies, students will learn about the life cycle and habitat needs of the monarch, developing action plans and implementing solutions for this keystone species.
Build an Environmental Learning Lab
Students engaged in SHELL will develop the 21st-century skills necessary for environmental STEM employment, while supporting and engaging family and community members in sustainable practices.