CBL: Engage

Challenge Based Learning


The Engage phase of the Challenge Based Learning Framework includes three key components for creating a meaningful Challenge:

Big Idea

A theme or concept that’s relevant and interesting to learners and allows for multiple perspectives.

Essential Question

Contextualizes and personalizes the Big Idea and sets the foundation for the development of a Challenge.


Turns the Essential Question into a call to action and builds excitement.

Watch the video and download the resources to learn how to create a Challenge that’s important to you and your community.

Connect in the Forum.

Find discussions, stories, and resources from educators who inspire learning in the Forum.

Spark change in your community.

Explore the Challenge for Change Learning Series.