Blog Series # 1: 4 Reasons Why Project Based Learning is a Formula for Innovation

Students and teachers are familiar with the effectiveness of student projects in school.  Too often these projects are seen as a “special” learning experience, and are used infrequently or rarely by a teacher, despite their effectiveness and general approval by students. At Innovation Learning we utilize the successful teaching method of Project Based Learning (PBL). It is not only engaging …

Blog Series #2: Essential Project Design Elements

In our previous post, we began discussing what makes up true gold-standard PBL. We’ve found that many people use the term PBL for projects that aren’t Project Based Learning (PBL). We’re going to continue discussing gold-standard PBL by focusing on the second element, Essential Project Design Elements. Essential Project Design Elements Every project should have 7 essential elements. These elements …

Reclaiming Up To 5 Extra Hours of Daily Learning

Imagine a world where your school actually had the resources it needed to pursue all of the activities and learning opportunities it wanted for its students. A world where you wouldn’t have to consider increased requirements or eliminating opportunities due to budget constraints. This may seem like some sort of educational wonderland – a dream that’s unlikely or unattainable. But …

3 Things You Should Expect from a Project Based Learning After-School Program

In education, we all love a good acronym, but many people use the term “PBL” (Project Based Learning) without knowing what it truly means. Most educators appreciate the concept of PBL and many even originally got into education because they loved the heart behind it. They want to see more PBL happening in schools and appreciate the fact that PBL …