What is it? Published by ASCD and authored by BIE, this complete guide to K-12 Project Based Learning explains the why, what, and how of Gold Standard PBL. Setting the Standard for Project Based Learning includes a vision of rigorous, high-quality PBL and compelling arguments for its widespread use. The authors explain Essential Project Design Elements, Project Based Teaching Practices, and review the research supporting PBL. Chapters for teachers provide practical, step-by-step guidance on designing and managing projects, and a chapter for school leaders describes how to implement PBL system-wide. Also discussed is the use of PBL in informal learning spaces and summer learning. The book contains sample projects in various grade levels and subject areas.