This is a guest post from BloomBoard partner, Buck Institute for Education.
In the past few years, project based learning (PBL) has become trendy. You can attend sessions about it or its cousin, problem based learning, at most conferences these days, find thousands of online resources, and read dozens of blogs by PBL teachers. Transformative school model networks and charter schools with a PBL focus are popping up all over, and PBL professional development services are in high demand.
But there’s a danger in sudden popularity: wide variation in quality.