PBL at Walker
We are excited to announce that Walker Elementary has been selected by MISD to participate in Project Based Learning (PBL) for the year 2014-2015. Our Walker PBL team consisted of Deborah Sanchez, Cindi Bolton, Alyssa Burleson, Jennifer Philbrick, Monica Kane, Erika Parker, Michele Hearn, Nikki Switalski,and Colin DuCharme. Each of these team members has been doing research, visiting other campuses, and attended a 3 day training on the PBL model. The PBL model has a positive effect on student content knowledge and the development of skills such as collaboration, critical thinking, problem solving, and the use of integrated technology.
This benefits students by increasing their motivation and level of engagement in the classroom! Project Based Learning will be implemented in the subjects of Science and Social Studies for all students K-5. We look forward to sharing more about this approach to teaching and learning as we prepare for 2014-2015.