Project Based Learning

What is PBL?

A teaching method in which students gain knowledge and skills by working for an extended period of time to investigate and respond to an engaging and complex question, problem, or challenge.


  • Involves and motivates students
  • Improves the understanding of the school material 
  • Cultivates skills necessary for success in both personal and professional lives
  • Creates an opportunity to incorporate new technologies 
  • Allows teachers to teach in a more satisfying way 
  • Creates a link between schools, communities and the wider world

Essential Project Design Elements

Challenging Problem or Question

Sustained Inquiry

Student Voice & Choice

+ Reflection

Critique & Revision

Public Product

Changing Education Paradigms

Our Teaching Methodology

Korda Institute for Teaching

Korda Institute has provided the foundation of the educational and instructional framework of HTA. Korda continues to train and coach our teachers in this science-backed method of teaching while working with our leadership team to design curriculum focused on students solving real community-based problems.

“It’s not about what we teach, it’s about what they learn.” – Doris Korda