Project Based Learning
Project-Based Learning honors the various synapses alive and well in our brains. With subject matter at the core of our exploration, students will be given great latitude for discovery. As they navigate and create Driving Questions related to various curriculum-related subjects, students will hone and then apply their skills in final, creative, indivudalized unique learning projects.
Project based learning (PBL) will be the style of enrichment for the Creative Inquiry Gifted and Talented program in the Cave Creek Unified School District. Within a PBL classroom, you will see students learning new content through a method that encourages choice, is challenging, and fun! Below are the main goals of the CCUSD's Creative Inquiry Class.
- Students will work within collaborative groups, learning interdependence with like-minded peers, each bringing their own gifts to the group dynamic.
- Students investigate, research, and explore real world problems within an area of interest.
- Students will create a product that provides a solution to the problem, explains the problem with possible solutions, and/or increases awareness of the problem.
- Students share their solutions with a real world audience.
During the Project-based learning process, the students will practice and strengthen valuable 21st-century skills such as decision making, collaborating, critical thinking, creativity, and innovation.
Typical structures for Projects will include: