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.
Inviting community members into the classroom to share their expertise can help bring lessons and learning to life for students.
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 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.
Crellin Elementary, a small, rural K-5 school in Oakland, Maryland, takes hands-on, project-based learning to a level that extends far beyond a few one-off projects per year.
Through Responsive Classroom practices such as Social Thinking, Symonds Elementary teaches its students daily that who they learn with is as important as what they learn.
Symonds Elementary's music, art, PE, and media teachers weave their practices into the fabric of the community, getting to know each student while enriching the school culture.
Personalized learning means student agency, defining curriculum by real-life skills, defining learning expectations, encouraging self-knowledge, and teachers getting to know their students as people.
How a resource-strapped elementary school became a top-performing school with a homegrown, easy-to-implement program of differentiated instruction.
By redefining failure as part of learning, we give children choices to take risks, opportunities to excel, and the support to grow into their potential.
P.K. Yonge provides a Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) that is tailored not only to fit the increased academic demands but the unique social and emotional challenges of secondary students.
At Charles R. Drew, educators use design thinking for teaching engineering concepts to elementary students.
At University Park Campus School, students learn through group work that they have something to contribute.
How you can help students take responsibility and meet high expectations by providing the right tools and support along the way.