Project Based Learning in Kindergarten

Project Based Learning is a teaching method in which students gain knowledge and skills by working for an extended period of time to investigate and respond to an authentic, engaging and complex question, problem or challenge. I use project based learning all the time in my classroom: you should never see my kindergartners just sitting at their tables doing a worksheet! This resource provides some examples of the kinds of activities I use in my classroom.

Bonnie Whitmer has been teaching for 34 years, 29 of which have been in the CMSD. She has taught in the primary grades, with most of her career in kindergarten. She is an Ohio Master Teacher, receiving the endorsement in 2011 and 2016. Bonnie has been a mentor teacher for the past 19 years for both Cleveland State University and Baldwin Wallace University. Bonnie regularly works with college interns, guiding their practice as they become teachers. Bonnie is constantly attending professional development to implement the best research based learning practices with her students. She uses project-based learning and music in her instruction, and serves on the Leadership Team at her school.