ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS

Project Based Learning (PBL) has the power and potential to transform the culture of a school community. At Cabot School, we are building the next generation of a project-based learning pedagogy: rigorous, real-world, collaborative, interdisciplinary experiences infused with the arts and informed by social-action.  Our design process leverages these elements to provoke inquiry and fuel the creation of authentic products that are relevant to students and have meaning in our world.

Our approach to PBL is modeled after  the work of High Tech HighExpeditionary Learning Schools  and The Buck Institute for Education (BIE).  This model emphasizes sustained inquiry through collaborative group work guided by relevant and compelling driving questions, while also developing 21st century skills. 

Cabot School's approach to High Quality PBL includes the following Essential Elements.  Links provide specific examples from Cabot or models that we aspire to incorporate into our teaching and learning environment. 

 

CORE VALUE : : GLOBAL BEST PRACTICE

HIGH QUALITY PBL

Continuous improvement of our High Quality PBL practice will leverage Cabot's ability to address these Global Best Practices: 

1.4 Standards Based Education 

1.5 Assessment Practices

2.2. School Culture 

2.3 Multiple Pathways

2.7 Data Systems + Applications 

 

 

 

Personalized Learning  

High Quality PBL     Culture & Relationships     Authenticity     Curiosity + Creativity + Design

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