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Schools That Work
Casco Bay High School And King Middle School
What makes this a SCHOOL THAT WORKS
Anatomy of a Project: "Kinetic Conundrum"
Art, history, engineering, language arts, and technology, both old and new, come together for eighth grade students in this rich project learning expedition at King Middle School in Portland, Maine.
Free Resources and Downloads for Project Learning
Educators from Maine have shared details about their administration, school culture, professional development, and curriculum -- materials you may adapt for your class, school, or school district.
10 Big Ideas of School Leadership
Middle school principal Mike McCarthy shares 30 years of wisdom on how to run a school well.
Project Learning Meets Technology
By giving every middle school student a new laptop, the state of Maine strapped new wings on project learning. For both teachers and students, the learning process has soared beyond the classroom.
Project Learning: Expeditions in Portland, Maine
Project learning combined with 1-to-1 laptops creates a rich and rigorous environment for learning at a middle school and a high school in Portland, Maine.
Anatomy of a Project: "Soil Superheroes"
Project Learning Assignment: Seventh graders work with community experts to advance their understanding of bacteria in the environment -- and then share their findings with the community at large.
Teacher Story: Susan McCray Lights the Fire of Project Learning
By guiding her students through rigorous projects aimed at illuminating solutions to real-world problems, high school humanities teacher Susan McCray uses Outward Bound principles to tap into students' passions for learning.
Anatomy of a Project: "Give Me Shelter"
Juniors at Casco Bay High School, in Portland, Maine, explore homelessness by working in teams to make audio slide-show portraits.
10 Takeaway Tips for Project-Based Learning
At King Middle School and Casco Bay High School, in Portland, Maine, every student works in a widely hailed project-learning method called expeditionary learning. Discover what your school can learn.
Six Steps for Planning a Successful Project
Use these guiding principles to pull together projects with the time and resources you have.