During our last few weeks together students will be injecting fun into our days by leading us in Minute-to-Win-It activities. Each student has been assigned a particular date to orchestrate their event.
ABOUT PROJECT-BASED LEARNING Project-based learning is a dynamic approach to teaching in which students explore real-world problems and challenges. With this type of active and engaged learning, students are inspired to obtain a deeper knowledge of the subjects they're studying.
Confucius and Aristotle were early proponents of learning by doing. Socrates modeled how to learn through questioning, inquiry, and critical thinking -- all strategies that remain very relevant in today's PBL classrooms. Sylvia Chard of the University of Alberta has said, “One of the major advantages of project work is that it makes school more like real life." PBL students tend to remember learned content for longer periods of time, view themselves as better prepared in problem solving, and perform better in tasks that emphasize understanding and application of knowledge. [Source: Edutopia]
Throughout the year, students will participate in project-based learning. This will occur in cooperative groups, with partners, individually, in class, and at home. Check back here for instructions and rubrics any time a project has been assigned for completion at home.
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