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.
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.
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.
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.
Graduating fifth-grade students reflect on their struggles, growth, and achievements within the positive, caring environment of SEL-based Symonds Elementary School.
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Students at Casey Middle learn more (and feel good about it) in a combined language arts/fitness class that boosts their cognition with aerobic and anaerobic activities.
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.
Suggestions from educators at KIPP King Collegiate High School on how to help develop and assess critical-thinking skills in your students.
Tailor your instruction by incorporating your peers’ feedback about student work.
Adapt these six tips to bring personalized learning projects into your classroom and build student engagement.