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Articles About project-based learning

  • Yellow Springs School Board— Group to create mediation protocol for PBL

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    The Yellow Springs High School’s Student Relations Board, a group of students and teachers, will be reconfiguring the project-based learning, or PBL, contracts signed by students in each class, with the intent of developing a mediation protocol for how the PBL teams deal with conflict.

  • School board— Eighth graders may travel to NYC

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    Thanks in part to the success of the seventh-grade “Into the Wild” trip, McKinney Middle School teachers are seeking to enlarge the scope of the annual eighth-grade trip to Washington, D.C., scheduled to depart on May 4.

  • McKinney students go ‘Into the Wild’ to bike, learn, bond

    McKinney Middle School students and staff led groups of students on a 53-mile bike ride last week as part of the “Into the Wild” immersive learning field trip. Students biked, canoed and camped their way from Yellow Springs to Loveland, learning about the Little Miami watershed and the Underground Railroad in the process. (Photos by Dylan Taylor-Lehman)

    Last week, approximately 65 students left the hallowed halls of McKinney Middle School on a 53-mile bike trip over three days as part of “Into the Wild,” a project-based learning (PBL) excursion.

  • June 9 Yellow Springs School Board— School leaders travel to High Tech High

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    While school may be out for students, teachers and administrators are hard at work preparing for a successful 2016–2017 school year. In recent weeks district personnel visited High Tech High in San Diego.

  • Mills Lawn School ‘Buddy bench’ project ensures a place for everyone

    Kindergartners Zane, Maddy, Lian and Gracie seemed to prove the point of the newly installed Buddy Bench on the Mills Lawn School playground recently. The bench was constructed by students as a PBL project from wood of one of the many recently felled ash trees. (Photo by Carol Simmons)

    A group of students at Mills Lawn School installed a new feature on the K–2 playground recently that they anticipate will help their classmates enjoy a happier and friendlier recess time.

  • PBL training center debuts in Yellow Springs schools

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    At the May 12 school board meeting, the goal of creating a PBL training center became reality, with unanimous board approval of the YS Deeper Learning Training Center.

  • YSHS ranked 13th in Ohio

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    Just in time for graduation, Yellow Springs High School recently found out it’s at the top of its class.

  • Exhibiting ingenuity

    Seventh-grader Sam Lewis tackled the task of cooking an egg in as many complicated steps as possible via a self-designed Rube Goldberg contraption Friday, May 13. To wit, the egg drop seemed to be one domino short of success. (Photos by Matt Minde)

    Seventh-grader Sam Lewis tackled the task of cooking an egg in as many complicated steps as possible via a self-designed Rube Goldberg contraption Friday, May 13.

  • School Board: Yellow Springs teachers coach PBL

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    Yellow Springs Schools superintendent Mario Basora recently reported that five project-based learning, or PBL, coaches and two administrators traveled to Nashville for a PBL coach training seminar.

  • 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.

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