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.
Project-based learning has been incorporated into many of our career and college prep courses. With PBL, students solve realistic problems similar to those they will likely face after graduation. Teachers aren't merely lecturers but coaches and facilitators of students who control their own learning experiences. 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 and college courses.
PBL's focus on rigor and realistic projects—often provided by industry collaborators—helps students in these settings learn as much as, if not more than, they would in a traditional classroom environment..
Project-Based Learning Deep Dive at Atlantic's Education Summit
*Opportunities vary by school; please visit your school page or check with your school counselor.
**The career and college prep program is offered to eligible high school students. Some schools also offer career exploration in middle school.