A COMMITMENT TO LEARNING
To better align our teaching practices with our mission & vision for the school, we provide training to encourage teachers to facilitate academic and real-world experiences in the classroom and beyond. Through our partnership with the New Tech Network (NTN), teachers are challenged to use high-rigor practice using learner-centered skills and techniques.
We strive to close instructional and cultural gaps as we continue to improve our community.
You can explore the research that supports these techniques here!
Project-Based Learning (PBL) means that scholars will:
- Learn in a scholar-centered, not-teacher-centered environment.
- Make real-world connections through challenging projects.
- Build skills such as critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, and communication.
- Be assessed on how they apply knowledge to solve authentic problems.
- Have deeper engagement and interaction with learning content.
- Develop peer and professional networks.
To be successful in PBL scholars will:
- Come to school consistently, because good attendance is crucial for authentic learning and collaboration on projects.
- Fully engage in the work.
- Interact with members of the community.
- Be responsible and take agency for their own learning.
- Come to school and class prepared to be successful.
- Be graded on collaboration, agency, written communication, oral communication, and content knowledge.
What is Problem-Based Learning?
Scenarios are designed to guide our scholars towards
How families can support PrBL at home: