How you will learn in this course: Project-Based Learning
Project Based Learning can be transformative for students. By presenting students with a mix of choice and responsibility, cognitive concepts and practical activities, within an environment of real-world authenticity, projects engage students in learning that is deep and long-lasting.
PBL impacts students by:
- Engaging hearts and minds-Students actively engage with PBL projects which provide real-world relevance for learning. Students can solve problems that are important to them and their communities.
- Deepening learning-PBL projects lead to deeper understanding and greater retention of content knowledge. Students are better able to apply what they know to new situations.
- Exposing them to adults and careers-Through PBL, students interact with adults, businesses and organizations, and their community, and can develop career interests.
- A sense of purpose-A great project can be transformative for students. Seeing a real-world impact gives them a sense of agency and purpose.
- 21st century workplace skills-Beyond basic knowledge, students learn to take initiative and responsibility, solve problems, and communicate ideas.
- Rewarding teacher relationships-Teachers work closely with active, engaged students doing meaningful work, and share in the rediscovered joy of learning.
- Creativity and technology-Students enjoy using a spectrum of technology tools from research and collaboration through product creation and presentation.