Resources

This growing set of resources includes stories about CBL in action, research, templates for each phase, and resources to get started. Sort by Categories or use the site search to find specific resources. Notify us if you have resources that you would like to share.

 
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July 24, 2016

Resources: Mastering the Art of Questioning

Spending time early in Challenge Based Learning discussing and practicing different types of questioning will pay dividends throughout the process. Challenge Based Learning needs both “over the surface” and “under the surface” questions.

July 24, 2016

Resources: One Best Thing Series

Apple Distinguished Educators produced a series of multi-touch books that spotlighted “one best thing” from their school or classroom. Two of the books came from participants in Pilot and Implementation studies.

July 11, 2016

Story: Kolbe Catholic College 2017

Learn how Kolbe Catholic College, secondary college situated in Rockingham, Western Australia, has developed a compulsory CBL course for all 9th grade students.

July 11, 2016

Big Idea: Wildlife Conservation

This course is designed for classroom teachers to support investigations of natural environments and wildlife through Challenge Based Learning, with a focus on Australian fauna.

July 8, 2016

Resource: Creating Groups for Innovation

When forming groups for Challenges there are benefits and detriments to both self-selected and externally created groups.

June 26, 2016

Big Idea: Water

It is a simple fact of life: we need clean water. We need it to drink, keep clean, generate power, and grow the food we eat. Water is essential to life on earth.

June 26, 2016

Story: Windward School

All across the classroom, students are working collaboratively to develop and implement solutions to real problems. This is but a typical day inside the challenge-based learning (CBL) classroom, and it’s a big reason why we’re so excited about it.

June 25, 2016

Essay: Big Idea – Violence

By holding our opinions in check and thinking profoundly about the questions inherent in the challenge of reducing violence we might be able to work together to identify solutions, local, state, national and world level.

June 25, 2016

Challenge: Reduce your Carbon Footprint

Everything on earth is interconnected. Polar bears represent an important piece of our interconnected environment. Polar Bears International (PBI) is dedicated to assuring the survival of the polar bear.

June 25, 2016

Big Idea: Climate Change

Climate Change is an important Big Idea as it has global impact, is by nature interdisciplinary, includes a variety of perspectives, and leads to a variety of different contextual challenges.

June 25, 2016

Research: 2008 CBL Pilot Report

In the fall of 2008, Apple, Inc worked with the New Media Consortium to conduct a pilot study with six schools from across the country with one-to-one laptop initiatives in place. Both teachers and students found challenge based learning effective and engaging.

June 25, 2016

Story: Ringwood Primary

When the educators at Ringwood North Primary put fifth and sixth graders at the helm of helping Christchurch, New Zealand and Queensland, Australia recover from natural disasters, they knew the challenge was lofty.

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