Project Based Learning
The Dana STEAM Approach to Learning
What is PBL Learning?
Project Based Learning (PBL) is when students gain knowledge and skills by working for an extended period of time to investigate and respond to an engaging and complex question, problem, or challenge.
Why should students learn this way?
PBL addresses the Common Core standards, provides opportunities for students to use technology, and connects students and schools with communities and the real world. In a project, students learn how to take initiative and responsibility, build their confidence, solve problems, work in teams, communicate ideas, and manage themselves more effectively.
How is PBL taught?
How? Each semester, students will be presented with a Driving Question that they will respond to within small group settings that mirror and provide the experience of professional problem-solving environments. Students will work on this project in Math, Science, Social Studies, and English.