Buck Institute facilitator, Mike Fenlon, led Project Based Learning 101 for nearly 40 teachers and administrators from Northern High School and Northern Hills Middle School on August 14-16. According to the Buck Institute for Education‘s website, the BIE helps teachers prepare students for successful lives and shows teachers how to use Project Based Learning in all grade levels and subject areas. The Institute creates, gathers, and shares high-quality Project Based Learning instructional practices and products and provides highly effective services for teachers, schools, and districts. Their website further explains what Project Based Learning is. Project Based Learning is when students work on a project over an extended period of time that engages them in solving a real-world problem or answering a complex question. They demonstrate their knowledge and skills by developing a public product or presentation for a real audience. As a result, students develop deep content knowledge as well as critical thinking, creativity, and communication skills in the context of doing an authentic, meaningful project. Thanks to a grant from the FHPS Foundation, our teachers and principals were immersed in learning about how to implement “gold standard” project-based learning at Northern Hills Middle and Northern High.
> > Project Based Learning Experiences with the Buck Institute