This video conversation focuses on leadership at the elementary school level. Using concrete examples from their own real world experience, members of the BIE National Faculty discuss what effective leadership looks like for elementary PBL.
This blog post by BIE's Jennifer Cruz discusses how leaders can leverage creativity, communication, collaboration, and critical thinking to build a culture of excellence in their schools and districts.
This recorded webinar focuses on the role of the school leader in supporting the transition to PBL. The session addresses the importance of providing a clear rationale for making the shift, and addresses change forces, strategies to support staff in their implementation, and reflections on leadership styles.
This archived Twitter chat features BIE National Faculty member and school principal Aaron Brengard, who shares the principles and practices that have made PBL successful at his school. The discussion focuses on various aspects of leadership, but places a strong emphasis on building a positive school culture.
This article describes how Philadelphia implemented PBL system-wide in out-of-school time (OST) programs. The authors begin with a short review of the scholarly literature on PBL and its impacts, then explain why PBL is well-suited for system-wide use in OST programs. The article tells the story of the PBL implementation effort and its successes, as well as the challenges presented, with recommendations to other cities and their intermediaries that wish to implement PBL on a systemwide basis.
This guide helps leaders at all stages of implementation guide their schools and districts forward as they work to prepare students for success in the 21st century. Focusing on the 4Cs: creativity, collaboration, communication, and critical thinking, the book offers seven practical steps that leaders can take to deepen learning.
This engaging book draws on examples from Envision Education schools, as well as other leading schools around the country, to show how the concept of deeper learning can meet the need for students who are both college and career ready and engaged in their own education.
This complete guide to K-12 Project Based Learning explains the why, what, and how of Gold Standard PBL. Setting the Standard for Project Based Learning includes a vision of rigorous, high-quality PBL and compelling arguments for its widespread use. The book provides a substantive research base for Gold Standard PBL, and includes a full chapter on leading a PBL implementation effort.