As many Project Based Learning practitioners can attest to, PBL is a rewarding instructional framework, but sometimes it can be expensive to implement: field trip costs, material costs, or even specialized software and technology costs that may not fit within a declining school budget.
More than 15 Don Julian Elementary students applied geometry, engineering and computer science skills to program spherical multi-colored robots to navigate around a maze on the classroom floor during the opening week of Makerspace – an extracurricular class that allows students to explore coding with hands-on creating and building.
Torch Middle School eighth-grader Emerson Melendez relies on a network of social workers for support since he grew up in the foster care system. Their professionalism and empathy inspired Melendez to become a social worker as well.
Torch Middle School sixth-graders Monica Gomez and Emma Beas took turns flipping the pages of Dr. Seuss’ In a People House in front of a Sunkist Elementary fourth-grade classroom, reading aloud and sharing images of the story to their youngest peers.
Bassett High School will host a two-day “Every 15 Minutes” program that features a trio of scenarios: students pulled from classes to represent lives lost to intoxicated driving, a graphic staging of a deadly drunk-driving crash with emergency medical and law enforcement responders, and a mock funeral service.