Around 30 PBL projects have been designed and tested to date, with more in the pipeline
These cover Years 7 to 13 and are a mixture of subject specific and cross curricular approaches. Examples include The Civil War project for Year 8 students which maps to the history, drama, English and science curriculum; Linguacuisine - a digital kitchen project for Years 7 and 8 mapped to the modern foreign languages curriculum and a Careers project for Year 12 looking at the 4 key employment sectors in the North East. The involvement of employers in the development of the projects also provides clear career signposting for the school communities.
A series of events have been held to encourage involvement
A series of dissemination events both virtual and physical have been held to encourage education professionals and those organisations who work with schools (museums, universities, employers etc) to get involved with project based learning.
Newcastle University is producing a planning guide to project based learning for teachers and Higher Education Institutions which will be available to download from their website.