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Project Based Learning (PBL)

Project Based Learning

At Sunrise Academy, we believe in making learning come alive for students by connecting learning to real life experiences through Project Based Learning! 

 

What is PBL (Project Based Learning)? 

"Project-Based Learning (PBL) is an instructional methodology that encourages students to learn and apply knowledge and skills through an engaging experience. PBL presents opportunities for deeper learning in-context and for the development of important skills tied to college and career readiness" By Maggie O’Brien.
 
Why Project-Based Learning?
 
What are some characteristics or skills you would like your child to have when they graduate high school? When SA teachers were asked, here was the list they came up with...
 
  • Growth Mindset
  • Conflict resolution
  • Organization
  • Time Management
  • Resilience
  • Responsibilities
  • Independence
  • Confidence
  • Creativity
  • Study Skills
  • Communicator
  • Social Diversity
  • Empathy
AND list goes on and on!!
 
It was agreed that these are essential life skills that aren't directly taught in schools, PBL is the solution to this problem. At Sunrise Academy, we have made it a priority to implement PBL. PBL ensures "students develop deep content knowledge as well as critical thinking, creativity, and communication skills in the context of doing an authentic, meaningful project. Project Based Learning unleashes a contagious, creative energy among students and teachers." https://www.pblworks.org/what-is-pbl
 
For more information about Project Based Learning, please check out PBL Works at https://www.pblworks.org/what-is-pbl
 
Below are the list of project students will be working on for the 2019-2020 school year.