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Project-Based Learning

Project-Based Learning

Projects are meaningful for students if they perceive their activities are personally meaningful, that the task matters and will make a difference in their school, community, city....world.  Project-based learning (PBL) has been in education for many years and is successful when implemented consistently and with essential components that include:  1) Purpose that Engages Student Interest 2) Driving Questions 3) Student Voice and Choice 4) 21st Century Learning Skills 5) Sustained Inquiry with Real World Applications 6) Feedback & Revision 7) Public Presentation.  
 
Parents can find out more about PBL in this article.
21st Century Skills

21st Century Skills

21st Century skills are important to learn as the students go through school.   Examples of these are:  Creativity, Critical Thinking, Communicatoin and Callaboration - sometimes called the 4 C'sThese skills prepare them for the future, including college and career.  As a parent, you may be interested in how you can learn more about 21st Century Skills and what you can do to help build these skills in your children. This article can help families learn more.