Thinking Partnerships

Problem Based Learning is an instructional method using hands-on, real-world problem solving. PBL is the answer to “Why do I need to learn this?” and “Why aren’t students better prepared for the workforce?”Studies comparing learning outcomes for students taught via problem based learning vs. traditional instruction show that when implemented well, PBL improves engagement, collaboration, critical thinking and commitment.

Students get excited by authentic projects tied to a real need in their community and by becoming a part of the solution. Business adds value in helping teachers create meaningful tasks and business is the expert in this area.  PBL cannot happen without business and community engagement – we need your help.

Classroom connections and projects can take many different forms and can be tailored to suit the business partner.

*Please contact us if you are willing to explore partnering with a classroom teacher on a PBL project in the future.

 

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Together we can create...

AWARENESS: increased knowledge of local opportunities

ALIGNMENT: strong relationships between local educators and employers

RELEVANCE: connections between classroom work and the real world of work