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4/15/2017 7:25:00 AM
What is project-based learning?
By Alex Bontz
NCES Teacher

Many people wonder what project-based learning is. At Northwoods Community Elementary School, students gain knowledge by working for an extended period of time to investigate and respond to an authentic, engaging and complex question, problem, or challenge.

Students are given many choices to solve these questions, problems, and/or challenges. Many projects are done in partnerships or groups to create a collaborative environment. Students are allowed to use their strengths to show their knowledge, i.e. a student building a wooden derby car to explain the states of matter when the CO2 cartridge is punctured. Students have a lot of voice in the classroom that empowers them to be invested in the process. Project-based learning is a powerful tool to get students career-ready in the future.





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