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Online Professional Learning and
Technical Assistance for
21st Century Community Learning Centers


During this introduction, you will

  • Learn the difference between projects and activities.
  • Explore the steps in a high-quality project, from developing a driving question, to investigating possible answers or solutions, to demonstrating and sharing learning.
  • Discover how project-based learning benefits students, families and communities.
  • Explore how project-based learning can help your program incorporate school-day standards and curriculum.
  • Learn how to use project-based learning as a strategy for students of all ages and learning backgrounds.
  • Incorporate opportunities for student choice and voice into your project.

At the end of this section, you will also learn about a special project-based learning topic — civic learning and engagement.  You will explore how to create projects that focus on helping young people become more active citizens in democratic society. 

My Notebook

Project-Based Learning

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Project-Based Learning