Project-Based Learning for Lifelong Relevance

What is Project Based Learning?

Project-based learning (PBL) goes beyond traditional methods of memorization and test-taking to expose students to collaborating with others and developing skills they’ll use in the real world.

K12 has implemented project-based learning for many courses. With PBL, students solve realistic problems similar to those they’re likely to face after graduation. Teachers aren’t merely lecturers, but coaches and facilitators of students who control their own learning experience. The traditional competition-based framework of grading curves and high-stakes tests is replaced with collaboration—mirroring the teamwork required to succeed in the modern workplace.

PBL’s Focus

PBL’s focus on rigor and realistic projects—often provided by industry collaborators—helps students in these settings learn as much, if not more, than they would in a traditional classroom environment.

Project-Based Learning Deep Dive at Atlantic’s Education Summit

Watch the video to learn more.

*Opportunities vary by school; please visit your school page or check with your school counselor.
**Career Prep is a program for grades 9–12. At some schools, career exploration is offered in middle school.