White Paper: Engaging Students In Computer Science Through PBL

Computer science is essential for almost every career in today’s world and is key to expanding opportunities for all students. Schools looking for an effective way to drive student engagement in computer science should consider a Project-Based Learning (PBL) program that is student-centered to boost interest and engagement. 

In this whitepaper, we'll share how computer science allows students to:

  • Engage in hands-on projects that are based on real-world situations in computer science careers
  • Apply computational thinking, problem-solving, and application of computing skills
  • Explore future career opportunities in computer science


Success Stories



The collection of performance tasks developed by Defined Learning supports the UbD framework for curriculum, instruction and assessment. Through the utilization of ‘real world’ performance tasks and related resources, teachers engage their students in meaningful learning and authentic assessment – and that is the best preparation for the world outside of school.

Jay McTighe