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Project-Based Learning

PROJECT-BASED LEARNING

Students Working on Projects

Project-Based Learning (PBL) is an instructional approach that combines meaningful work with a student’s personal connection to experience deeper learning and content mastery. Students are able to create and innovate, relying on their diverse perspectives, experiences, and practical application. Through PBL, students take ownership over their learning and develop solutions for real world problems.

Students foster key skills and character through collaboration with each other, local and global organizations, field experts, and people with diverse experiences and cultural backgrounds. Leveraging the passions and interests of our students along with the needs of the community are important to developing a generation of students who will use their God-given gifts to bring about influence and positive change.

The Buck Institute for Education lists Essential Project Design Elements as:

  1. Key Knowledge Understanding & Skills
  2. Challenging Problem/Question
  3. Sustained Inquiry
  4. Authenticity
  5. Student Voice & Choice
  6. Reflection
  7. Critique & Revision
  8. Public Product