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PROJECT BASED LEARNING

A fun, engaging, immersed, experiental learning for all students at Method Schools who attend through our Synergy Track.

 

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HANDS ON PROJECTS

 

Students at Method participate in group and individual projects that reinforce the curriculum and build problem solving skills. Projects also drive home the important points students should remember since they’re immediately applying what they learn.

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What Kind of Projects do Students Work On?

Students at Method work on a variety of projects that make learning fun, engaging, and immersive. Some examples of projects that students worked on during 2016-2017 include designing a 3-dimensional biome, creating a creature based on the planet's habitat and how it's able to survive. Becoming an archaeologist and discovering artifacts of a historical figure where they present as the historical figure or archaeologist.  All our projects are aligned with key components of the curriculum so that learning is reinforced in a way that feels natural and seamless.

More On Project Based Learning.

Method Schools believes Project Based Learning is an effective learning modality to engage students and assist in retention of critical content. We provide a rich and engaging educational experience for all student by combining Project Based Learning with the experiential and problem-solving approach.

We have created a variety of collaborative projects that supplement curriculum in order to extend the learning experience of critical concepts. From building ancient civilization models to reinforce historical concepts to developing and pitching a new business idea to potential investors, Method Schools offers a variety of modalities from which students can demonstrate their learning.

Key Benefits Are:

  • Students are active, not passive; a project engages their hearts and minds and provides real-world relevance for learning
  • After completing a project, students remember what they learn and retain it longer than is often the case with traditional instruction.
  • Students understand content more deeply and learn how to take responsibility and build confidence, solve problems, work collaboratively, communicate ideas, and be creative innovators.
  • The Common Core and other present-day standards emphasize real-world application of knowledge and skills, and the development of the 21st-century competencies such as critical thinking, communication in a variety of media, and collaboration. PBL provides an effective way to address such standards.
  • Provides increased opportunities for the use of technology. Teachers and students can connect with experts, partners, and audiences around the world, and use tech tools to find resources and information, create products, and collaborate more effectively.
  • Project Based Learning allows teachers to work more closely with active, engaged students doing high-quality, meaningful work, and in many cases to rediscover the joy of learning alongside their students.