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Articles About project-based learning

  • Yellow Springs school board eyes rising PBL costs

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    The Yellow Springs School District’s budget work session concerned itself with overall ways to increase revenue as the district slides to deficit spending.

  • Mills Lawn students plan for a bench

    Mr. Knostman’s fourth-grade class at Mills Lawn School is working on a project to improve the Glen Forest cemetery by adding a memory bench. Students here are shown mapping the project. (Submitted Photo)

    Fourth-graders in Brian Knostman’s class at Mills Lawn Elementary are leading a project to make Glen Forest Cemetery more comfortable for mourners visiting loved ones and friends.

  • Mills Lawn School third-graders learn to be citizens

    Members of Ms. Peg Morgan’s third-grade class at Mills Lawn School recently spent two months on a project-based learning, or PBL, project focused on local government and citizenship. Shown above are, front row from left, Morris Wyatt, Sam Gilley, Claire Lewis, Cole Oberg, Katie Quigley, and Sophie Tatman. In the middle, Lacey Longshaw, Tegan Hays, Ayla Arnold, Brady Clark, Tiger Collins and Miles Gilchrist. And in the back row, Liliana Herzog, Kenji Housh, Quinn Creighton, Kanon Flatt, Elyse Lytle, Avry Bell-Arment and Ms. Morgan. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    Students in Ms. Morgan’s third-grade class at Mills Lawn came upon several surprises as they studied local government during the past two months.

  • Banner day at Mills Lawn School

    Mills Lawn School third graders proudly presented banners they’d woven from recycled materials to Principal Matt Housh. (Submitted photo courtesy of Mills Lawn School)

    Mills Lawn School third graders proudly presented banners they’d woven from recycled materials.

  • School board praises 2020 Plan

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    The Yellow Springs school district’s 2020 Plan, which aims to increase student success by enhancing innovation in teaching and learning, appears to be achieving its goals.

  • Mills Lawn School students on task with four sides

    Mills Lawn third-grade students studied quadrilaterals in math class this year by getting outside and identifying four-sided shapes in the community. (Photo by Carol Simmons)

    One of the challenges for teachers of mathematics is helping students see the relevancy of seemingly abstract concepts in their daily lives. “When will I ever use this?” is an oft-muttered refrain.

  • Root causes

    Every Arbor Day since 1982, the Yellow Springs Tree Committee has planted at least one tree on the Mills Lawn School grounds. This year the elementary yard got two new trees: a cucumber tree, which is a type of magnolia, and a scarlet oak. Above, Tree Committe member Bob Barcus and the new tree are surrounded by students from kindergarten to third grade, who earlier helped top off the tree’s topsoil. (Photo by Suzanne Szempruch)

    Every Arbor Day since 1982, the Yellow Springs Tree Committee has planted at least one tree on the Mills Lawn School grounds.

  • Village schools students focus work on village

    At the district’s project-based learning exhibition night in February 2014, McKinney Middle School students Ischel Heredia, left, and Anastasia Cooper presented the seventh-grade’s Ancient Greece project. The district’s third K-12 PBL exhibition night will take place Thursday, Jan. 15, 6:30–8 p.m. at Mills Lawn School, featuring a wide variety of projects such as a French cookbook, ecosystem exploration and a performance of “Antigone.” (News archive photo by Matt Minde)

    Villagers are invited to come to the school to see, what students from kindergarten through 12th grade have been doing with project-based learning this year.

  • Young YSHS artists to host their own show

    The Yellow Springs High School advanced art class will hold a student art show, Views of the Village, at the Village Artisan’s Gallery, 100 Corry St., during the month of January. An opening event will take place on Friday, Jan. 9, 6–8 p.m. Some of the artists include, from left, Nadia Mulhall, Tom Amrhein and Lake Miller. (Photo by Lauren Heaton)

    When seven YSHS artists set out to create a public art exhibit at the beginning of the year, they had no idea that showing their work would be so much more difficult than creating it in the first place.

  • Mills Lawn on the move to innovate

    New to Mills Lawn this year are fourth-grade teacher Cheryl Devine, left, and fifth and sixth grade special education teacher Renée Hatert. The two joined other district teachers this week for several days of professional development at AU Midwest before school starts Friday. (photo by Lauren Heaton)

    When Mills Lawn School opens its doors this Friday, it will serve more students than last year, a growth trend that Principal Matt Housh sees as steady.

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