Project Based Learning

Welcome to the official resource for project based learning at Melrose Public Schools!

Project based learning is a teaching method in which 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 (Buck Institute of Education).

This website is designed to take you, the teacher, through all steps of the project based learning process. From designing an engaging entry event to a creating a community-focused presentation, you’ll learn how project based learning fits into what you’re already doing in the classroom. Whether you want to implement specific aspects of project based learning or you want to go all-in, this page is your essential resource to planning, starting, and teaching a PBL.

If you are new to project based learning, see our introduction.

If you would like to know more about designing a unit, see project design elements.

If you would like to see what other educators at Melrose are doing with project based learning, see our PBL project archive.

Jump to a specific section of the PBL process using the links below.