Schools That Work Crellin Elementary School
What makes this a SCHOOL THAT WORKS
PBL can align with CCSS when teachers, knowing their kids' interests and abilities, let projects evolve to meet student needs as well as the standards.
By taking down the walls of their school and bringing learning into the community around them, Crellin makes education meaningful and magical for their students.
By using real-world problems as projects for children to solve, Crellin Elementary empowers, engages, and excites students about what they can learn and how they can use that knowledge.
Giving elementary students a project in their community provides a real-world application for their content learning.
By encouraging students' wonder and recording their "I Wonder" questions, teachers can view those questions holistically and use them to develop lessons and projects that will harness student curiosity.
Taking kids outside—whatever environment your school is in—provides a new path to engagement in learning.
Teachers can’t be experts in everything, but they can tap into the knowledge and experience of people in the community.
Inviting community members into the classroom to share their expertise can help bring lessons and learning to life for students.