This brief provides an overview of Harmony Public School’s project-based learning vision, design, and approach, concluding with a few key considerations for districts as they explore implementation of project-based learning. Teachers need instructional practices that impart more sophisticated and higher-order thinking and analytical skills for students across the achievement spectrum. To meet this challenge, many educators have landed on project-based learning (PBL). PBL is an inquiry oriented instructional method that builds rich content knowledge and real-world skills while empowering students to drive their learning. Race to the Top–District grantee Harmony Public Schools counts itself among those who believe in the promise of PBL for their students’ deeper learning.
Source Organization: District Reform Support Network