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Project Based Learning

Minarets High School and Charter High School is committed to Project Based Learning (PBL).

What is PBL?

In Project Based Learning, teachers make learning come alive for students.

Students work on a project over an extended period of time – from a week up to a semester – that engages them in solving a real-world problem or answering a complex question. They demonstrate their knowledge and skills by developing a public product or presentation for a real audience.

As a result, students develop deep content knowledge as well as critical thinking, creativity, and communication skills in the context of doing an authentic, meaningful project. Project Based Learning unleashes a contagious, creative energy among students and teachers.

Looking for a more formal definition of PBL?

Project Based Learning is a teaching method in which students gain knowledge and skills by working for an extended period of time to investigate and respond to an authentic, engaging, and complex question, problem, or challenge.

At Minarets we call these SIGNATURE PROJECTS. The Quarter to Semester long projects can be made up of smaller projects that add up to the bigger more significant--SIGNATURE PROJECT.