HOMEPAGE - Challenge Based Learning

Challenge Based Learning (CBL) provides an efficient and effective framework for learning while solving real-world challenges. The framework fuels collaboration between students, teachers, families, and community members to identify big ideas, ask thoughtful questions, and identify, investigate and solve challenges. This approach helps students gain deep subject area knowledge and develop the skills necessary to thrive in an ever-changing world.

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Big Idea: Community

Our future depends on creating caring, responsible and active communities. Prosperous communities depend on individual understanding, commitment, responsibility, and action. Developing learners with these qualities and behaviors is a critical role for our educational systems. This challenge provides an opportunity to actively explore communities, learn deeply about them, and learn how to take action to improve them.

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. Pollution and climate change threaten this magnificent species, but there is still hope. PBI challenges you to reduce your school, household or community carbon footprint.

Reflection in CBL: Lessons from coding

Reflection is a key piece of the CBL framework because it allows the learner to think deeply about the process and become aware of how they make decisions and learn. If each time I address a challenge I become more aware of my thinking processes and tendencies the better learner I will become. As I become a better learner I develop better solutions. 

Challenge Based Learning Guide

The Challenge Based Learning user guide is for everyone (students, teachers, parents, administrators, and community members) interested in building learning communities focused on identifying Challenges and implementing thoughtful and sustainable solutions.

Forget Content, Build Frameworks

In a world that is rapidly changing with new complex challenges emerging every day the best gift we can give our learners is a passion for learning and a framework to help them solve challenges small and large.

News: CBL Micro-credentials

Demonstrate your knowledge of Challenge Based Learning by completing a micro-credential. The Challenge Institute and Digital Promise have partnered to offer three levels of micro-credentials.

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