Students Leveraging PBL: When Potential Meets Authenticity

The forty-nine second video above is meant to highlight my district; however, the real stars of the video are the three young ladies from my school who received a patent for their eyeliner stamp just a few months ago. I’ve shared a bit of their story before on the blog. The realization of their patent–which took nearly a year and half to go through the system–is what project-based learning has to offer students and teachers when potential meets authenticity. In truly collaborative style, their patent came to fruition through a project challenge that lead to a local mentor seeing these students through the process. I can think of no better example of the potential power of PBL instruction than what this video shows the world.