We want our students prepared to earn their high school credential and develop employability and life skills, while incorporating CCRS content standards. We can accomplish all this with Problem-Based Learning (PBL). PBL is a problem-based approach to learning that will allow students to learn skills that matter. These skills include critical thinking, problem solving, processing and analyzing information, adaptability and willingness to learn. Many free, quality PBL resources are available, for use in both online and in-person instruction.


    This professional development activity/course is designed for:

  • Pre-HSE and high school equivalency teachers

In this workshop you will engage in truncated versions of two problems as learners—-one from the Mathematics Assessment Project (MAP) and another from Dan Meyer's Three-Act Math Tasks. You will consider the continuum of Problem-Based Learning which begins with clear, packaged problems and reaches to big, messy, real-world problems, differing from other instruction. Together we will look at resources so you can find what you need to support your students' learning. 

    Learning Objectives

    Upon completion of this professional development activity/course, you will be able to:

  • Describe a continuum of PBL examples and identify what works for you
  • Identify resources for PBL on topics for your learners
  • Consider how PBL can help prepare students for “the test” and for life
  • Try this type of problem with your learners
Presenter(s) / Facilitator(s)
03/06/2024 - 9:30 am to 03/06/2024 - 11:00 am

United States

PD Center
SABES Mathematics and Adult Numeracy Curriculum and Instruction PD Center
Topic Area
CCRSAE (College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education)
Culturally Responsive and Sustaining Teaching
High School Equivalency (HiSET/GED)
Mathematics and Adult Numeracy
PDP Eligible