What is Project Based Learning?

What is Project Based Learning?

Dear REHS PBL Family,

As a parent, you may be wondering what it means when your student's teachers say they teach with projects. How much do you know about project-based learning, or PBL? In a nutshell, students learn important content through PBL by investigating questions, generating original ideas, and working collaboratively to produce products that demonstrate what they have learned. This research-based method of teaching and learning is quickly gaining popularity in schools that are focused on preparing students for future challenges.

From our survey the feedback from students, parents and teachers, was that REHS wanted something different.  Something more personalized. Something to prepare them as they graduated from high school.

When your student finishes their “zoom” they may wonder why this and why now?  REHS has been reimagining our school for the past year and a half.  We are excited about the changes, it is a shift in the way we learn and in the way we teach. Change is hard; however, with a little grace, perseverance, and enthusiasm it will be a wonderful adventure!

Here are a few resources to help you understand why PBL is gaining momentum as a way to keep students interested and engaged in school while also helping them develop a deeper understanding of important content, along with essential 21st century skills like critical thinking, communication, and collaboration.

Get a quick overview of PBL in this animated video, Project Based Learning: Explained


Listen to students describe how PBL makes a difference in their lives in this video, "It Really, Actually Changed My Life."


Love you all,

Mrs. Anderson