"This resource serves as more than an introduction to PBL as an instructional approach; it removes the fear of trying the unknown. Filled with clear explanations and samples, real-world anecdotes and practical advice, as well as lists of resources, this book will become a user’s guide to a powerful instructional approach that will meet the needs of 21st century learners."
Tania E. Dymkowski
"PBL is a powerful way to increase student participation and create critical thinkers for the 21st century."
Catherine Alaimo Stickney
"Not only is the work timely and current in the field of education, it provides educators with an inclusive resource for project based learning. This concept and the presentation of the material address the needs of students and teachers in the 21st century classroom. The resources, examples, and strategies presented support easy implementation!"
"Project based learning is the future of education. We can no longer prepare students for today's global world with traditional teaching methods.This bookmay well be our ticket to the future in education."
William N. Bender began his career by teaching eighth- and ninth-grade students in the public schools. He worked in higher education for 28 years and published over 60 research articles and 24 books in education. He specializes in instructional strategies for all students and is recognized as a national leader on instructional tactics, response to intervention, and differentiated instruction. Dr. Bender believes his job is to inform audiences across the nation of innovative, up to date information, based on current applied research. Dr. Bender received his Ph.D. in Special Education from the University of North Carolina and currently consults with schools and districts in the United States and Canada.
1. Engaging Students Through Project Based Learning
2: Project Based Learning in the Classroom
3. Designing Projects for Project Based Learning
4. Instructional Technologies in Project Based Learning
5. Instructional Strategies in Project Based Learning
6. Assessment Options For Project Based Learning
Appendix A: Relationship Between PBL and State Curricular Standards