Ongoing  Please remember to share projects via the Unpack My PBL tool as well as the PBL Lounge Repository.

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​​Coming Soon Global Chat Events for the PBL Lounge. Join us for a discussion on the 1st Tuesday of each month at 7 pm EST.  Moderated by Isle of Wight County Schools, each Twitter Chat will explore the State of the Art in PBLs.  

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Spring 2017 Situation  By design there is a structure and a plan to PBLs, however, seldom do PBLs run tightly to a script. More often it is necessary to make adjustments as the PBL process is unfolding.

Spring 2017 Question  How have you dealt with "curve balls" that arise from:

  • The nature of authentic work on which the PBL is centered,
  • Needs of the community or stakeholders engaged in the the PBL, and/or
  • Manifestations of student voice and choice? ​

When you respond to the Quarterly Situation/ Question below, your insights will be posted within 24-48 hours of receipt.

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Twice a year we post PBL Creation Challenges. As a starting point, we provide an overview/ topic, links to supporting materials, and a PBL Unpacked with suggested criteria. Your challenge is to create an engaging, rubric-anchored project from this starting point, then share it here on the PBL Lounge. Participants will have their work showcased on the Home Page of the PBL Lounge.


Here's a link to the Spring 2017 Challenge. Good Luck!



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Whether you are a student, a teacher, an administrator or a stakeholder involved in PBLs, we welcome your insights.

For the PBL Lounge to be interactive, and for this site to remain grounded in the day-to-day experience of running PBLs, we are looking for Lessons Learned, Evidence of Success and other Useful Tips.

With multiple ways to contribute to the Lounge, we look for your consistent participation in at least one! 

Coming Soon! Published Responses to Quarterly Question 


NOW you are able to zero-in on PBLs with your criteria by clicking the SmartSearch compass:

​PBL Creation Challenge

PBL Lounge

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