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Interdisciplinary Projects and Schedules

The holy grail of projects design is to have interdisciplinary projects where learners can see and uncover that content isn’t utilized in a silo. “In the real world” (as we often say) we don’t have set “math time” or “Social Studies” time, we use content knowledge interwoven throughout our day to solve the problem or  … Continue reading Interdisciplinary Projects and Schedules

Playing By The Same Rules

One of the biggest misnomers about our work at New Technology High School is people understanding who we are.  Locally, we struggle with people having a clear perception of what we do.  We have heard New Tech High is: The small alternative school for weird students Only for students that like computers A private school … Continue reading Playing By The Same Rules

Why Collaboration is More than Groupwork

How long does it take to have kids make a PowerPoint? A Prezi? A Slideshow?...Ten minutes. These activities and tasks lead to a world of divide and conquer or one person doing all the work in the group. This often a point of challenge when entering into the world of Project Based Learning. We don’t … Continue reading Why Collaboration is More than Groupwork

Project Based Learning – A Student’s Voice

Being a student at New Technology High School means choosing a path that many don’t understand. As PBL is a fairly new trend to hit education, there are so many people who have no idea what it really is or how it works. Because most people don't understand it, they often ask a lot of … Continue reading Project Based Learning – A Student’s Voice

PBL vs Project Based Learning

When we talk about Project Based Learning, we mean the process by which students learn the content by doing a project. Students then share their application of their core content knowledge and skills via an authentic product. By focusing on PBL as the process of learning and the application of knowledge, students become more clear … Continue reading PBL vs Project Based Learning