What is Design-Based Learning?

How Design-Based Learning Works

DBL "sneaks up on learning" by engaging students' innate curiosity
and creating a fun, interactive environment that develops higher-level reasoning skills in the context of the standard K–12 curriculum.
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Design-Based Learning Programs

“Design-Based Learning is an amazing paradigm shift for enabling students to learn. I can’t wait to hear the powerful dialogue between my students.”

—Amy O’Neal, Eighth-grade English teacher,
   2005 Summer Institute participant

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