Project Based Learning and Instructional Program
In Project Based Learning, students rely on each other, their teachers and state standards to generate a topic—a guiding question or a real-world problem.
Students investigate their topics through research, field work, readings, guest experts, construction, arts, seminars and more, all fitting to their grade level and interests. Classes work on a project over an extended period of time – from a week, to a quarter, to a school year. Finally, they demonstrate their knowledge and skills by creating a public product or presentation (a “Project Share”) for a real audience that includes families and school community members. As a result, students develop deep content knowledge, critical thinking, collaboration, creativity and communication skills. You can read more about PBL by visiting PBLworks.org.