Blended, Project-Based, and Social Emotional Learning at Thrive Public Schools

By Tom Vander Ark
April 27, 2016

This article explores how Thrive Public Schools in San Diego is creating a student-centered learning environment for its students. Thrive, a 200 student K-8 school, has a makerspace where students build stuff and work out marble trajectories, and gives a glimpse into the future of learning—blended, personalized, and competency-based. The article includes tools, ideas for implementation of the student-centered learning framework, and various rubrics for project development, social emotional learning and blended learning. There are also videos, featuring students from Thrive, explaining some key terms from the rubrics like project-based learning.

This article is good for educators and school leaders as an illustration of student-centered learning and the framework in action.

Source Organization: Education Week

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