Project Based Learning
Project based learning is the application of learning through real-world issues and problems. The goal of project based learning is to equip students with the critical thinking skills necessary in today’s society to tackle highly complex issues. Students showcase their learning and understanding to real community stakeholders, not just for their teachers. Another characteristic of PBL is the multiple pathways to understanding, which allows students with various styles of learning to engage in the content in ways that make sense for them. At STEAM Academy, students encounter PBL through all of their courses, often in a multidisciplinary way. Students present their learning in a public format that includes community members, such as Presentation of Learning Nights held each semester.