Ensuring Equity in Problem-Based Learning Toolkit


The Ensuring Equity in Problem-Based Learning Toolkit assists educators in transforming their Problem- or Project-Based Learning (PBL) practices to ensure every student can be successful.


This toolkit reviews key components of PBL, describes how an equitable PBL approach can positively affect marginalized groups, and provides strategies that educators can use to improve their PBL practices to make learning more equitable. Activities and reflections are incorporated throughout the workbook. Appendices provide detailed professional learning community (PLC) guides to implement with colleagues. The workbook also contains a reflection tool to support evaluation and reflection on current practices.

This toolkit is intended to help educators understand the value of PBLs as a tool to increase equity in their teaching and to learn specific strategies to improve equity within PBL practices. Although strategies focus on a PBL framework, they can benefit all educators, including those who work in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and/or career technical education (CTE) fields.

This toolkit also serves as the workbook for NAPE’s accompanying professional development.

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Development of the Nontraditional Careers Toolkit was supported by funding from the Fluor Foundation.

Toolkit Details

  • size 8.5×11
  • full color
  • 47 pages
  • 7 activities
  • 6 professional learning community guides

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