The work of problem-based learning at Sammamish is guided by 7 Key Elements:

  • Authentic Problems
  • Authentic Assessment
  • Collaboration
  • Expertise
  • Student Voice
  • Culturally Responsive Instruction
  • Academic Discourse

The attached document describes each element and its classroom applications in detail.


The Bellevue School District acknowledges that we learn, work, live and gather on the Indigenous Land of the Coast Salish peoples, specifically the Duwamish and Snoqualmie Tribes. We thank these caretakers of this land, who have lived and continue to live here, since time immemorial.