Here at Van Meter school we use the method of Project Based Learning, also known as PBL. Once a year Van Meter sets aside chunk of time to focus on the competencies, communication and collaboration during a learning experience involving the PBL in the first week of the semester. This time is used to help students explore their interests/passions, and help them gain skills imperative for their futures. This project goes hand in hand with standards from each student’s English/Language Arts standards. At the conclusion of this project students will make presentations to other members of the school and possibly the whole school depending on their knowledge, their collaboration/communication skills, and their presentation skills.
PBL Hall of Fame will be added soon!!!