Project-Based Learning

What is Project Based Learning (PBL)?

"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 authentic, engaging, and complex question, problem, or challenge." (Buck Institute for Education)

At Delta High School, students are engaged in at least one PBL experience in every class, every trimester.  PBL is not something "extra," but rather is the means by which students learn the standards for the course.  We believe that students will be more engaged and will gain a deeper understanding of the content through a process which challenges them through sustained inquiry, gives them more voice and choice, is authentic, provides an opportunity for reflection, is subject to critique and revisions, and has a public product. 

For more information about PBL, check out the Buck Institute for Education's pages on "What is PBL?" and "Why PBL?"

Check back to this page in the coming weeks as we begin to highlight some of our amazing student projects!