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Wake Forest Problem-Based Learning Initiative

The Wake Forest Problem-Based Learning initiative (WFPBL), established in the Wake Forest School of Medicine in 1996, was created to enhance the quality of science, mathematics, and technology curricula in the K-12 education community. We have trained over 1,500 teachers impacting thousands of students in our community and across the country.

WFPBL is offering K-12 teachers a new teaching and learning approach with ready-made lessons, or cases, to help teachers give real-world context to math and science instruction. This curriculum gives the support that teachers and students need to address Common Core State Standards for mathematics and Next Generation Science Standards. PBL is relevant, which results in knowledge being more retrievable. Students can apply their knowledge and skills in similar situations. This is an exciting way of learning that results in concepts and skills being retained in long term memory instead of stored in short-term memory.

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