Design-Based Learning Resources

Activities

Here are a sampling of time-tested activities that showcase the Doreen Nelson Method of Design-Based Learning© for teachers to try out with their students. These activities can be repeated with a different focus.

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Not only does DBL allow my kids to think creatively on a consistent basis, it allows them to take a subject like math that seems abstract and foreign to them, and turn it into something they’re actually building.”

Rana Masri
Del Mar High School, SGUSD

The students are analyzing, thinking about what works best, and taking their learning seriously. I have never found anything that works better to engage learning than this methodology.”

Georgia Singleton
4th Grade Teacher, Roosevelt Elementary, SGUSD