Race to the Top - PBL Initiative
The Project Based Learning initiative, launched during the 2013-2014 school year, addresses the increased need for students to acquire 21st century skills.
Through Project Based Learning (PBL), students are exposed to deep learning experiences that are inquiry based, student-centered, and integrated to the curriculum.
The Harmony approach is to maintain the focus on standards-based and student-centered teaching while enriching and extending the learning of students through PBL projects.
The goal is to promote not only collaborative skills and student ownership of learning but also to promote student success in state and national standards.
Middle school students will work with two different levels of PBL projects. Level I is a short term project and Level II is a long term project. Level I targets 21st century skills within the context of the curriculum, Levels II allows the application and development of these critical skills.
In high school there are three different levels of PBL projects. Level I is a short term project and Level II and III are long term projects. Level I targets 21st century skills within the context of the curriculum, Levels II and III allow the application and development of these critical skills. All students will complete Level I projects. Students may complete either a project from a set of Level II whose handouts are prepared by Harmony PBL Team or they can come with their project ideas and driven question as a Level III project .