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Articles About project-based learning
New grants for Agraria — Kids get the dirt on soil education
The architect and inventor Buckminster Fuller often used a metaphor to illustrate how small targeted actions can move massive systems. Fuller noted that the “trim tab,” a tiny mechanism of a ship’s rudder, can change the ship’s course with a minute movement. At the Agraria Center for Regenerative Agriculture, soil is seen as that “trim tab.”
YS Schools — Superintendent outlines new district goals
Improving school culture, deepening the rigor of project-based learning and collaborating with the community on a plan for district facilities were among the main areas of focus in a set of proposed goals presented to the Yellow Springs School Board during its most recent regular meeting.
McKinney Middle School eighth-graders navigated handmade soapbox racers down Fairfield Pike last Thursday in the culmination of a PBL project.
Many projects were on display at McKinney Middle School and YSHS Project-Based Learning Exhibition Night on Wednesday, May 16.
‘Black Panther’ inspires PBL at McKinney
Joining a pantheon of costumed comic book predecessors fighting injustice and oppression around them, some new superheroines and heroes are the original creations of McKinney Middle School seventh-graders.
A day at the museum
As the finale to their recent studies of African-American history, Mills Lawn School second-graders tied the past with the present via a “living museum,” and an all-school assembly.
Community input sought for future PBL projects
Yellow Springs Schools is requesting ideas from the community for future project-based learning projects.
Mills Lawn fourth-graders eye affordable housing via PBL
Finding an affordable place to live in Yellow Springs can be a challenge. That’s a conclusion reached by Mills Lawn fourth graders as part of a project-based learning unit.
School board meeting— State report card discussed
While Yellow Springs received mixed grades on the 2016–2017 Ohio school report card, district leaders remain skeptical that the report card system delivers meaningful data about local schools.
Projecting their knowledge
Students of McKinney Middle School and Yellow Springs High School held their annual Fall Exposition Night Monday evening, Nov. 19, showcasing end results or intermediate stages of many PBL projects.