PBL Resouces

The following definitions come from google:

Project Based Learning is a teaching method in which students gain knowledge and skills by working for an extended period of time to investigate and respond to an authentic, engaging and complex question, problem, or challenge.

Problembased learning (PBL) is a student-centered pedagogy in which students learn about a subject through the experience of solving an open-ended problem. Students learn both thinking strategies and domain knowledge.
Problem and Project based learning are practically the exact same thing!  This is the type of pedagogy and learning that enhances STEAM learning and gets students thinking and MAKING while utilizing the Design Process. The Mobile Fab Lab Team is here to help you design and implement PBL units in your class for any grade!
Most PBL units conclude with students presenting a solution to their problem or  a final project, the Mobile Fab Lab can take those solutions or projects to the next level with students actually making models of their solutions and/or fabricating projects with digital tools and the technology available on the MFL.

CMSD Resources: 

MFL Project Ideas – some ideas we have for projects that utilize the MFL

STEAM Attributes – what makes a STEAM classroom or school?  how can you move closer to PBL STEAM?

Pre-K to 8 STEAM Project Unit Template – a template to help you think about planing an interdisciplinary project based STEAM unit.

CMSD STEM Book – all things CMSD STEaM


Other Online Resources:

25 STEAM Projects for Kids – great little projects for younger kids, most can be done with stuff you have in your classroom already or at home.

40 STEM Activities for Kids -again for younger kids, but this site is very inspiring!

High Tech High Student Projects – High Tech High is a group of charter schools in the San Diego area.  Their PBL units are well documented and have many resources.