Capitalizing on the Intersection Between Proficiency & Project-Based Learning: Why and How?
Friday, April 3rd, 8:30am - 11:30am
Explore the intersection of Proficiency- and Project-Based Learning through an equity lens. Why? Because each system of learning has its own distinct benefits and they are better together. Project-Based Learning offers opportunities for students to connect to topics of interest and issues in their community and the world. Proficiency-Based Learning allows teachers to select a set of critical skills and concepts along with detailed scoring criteria to guide instruction; it also allows students to explore and demonstrate their learning in different ways. Connecting these ideas provides space for students to see themselves in their learning, and engage in challenging work in authentic ways. In this session, we will explore examples of Proficiency-Based projects that highlight the power of this combined approach and investigate tools and resources designed to support teachers with implementation. In addition, we will engage in brainstorming and design activities that allow participants to apply learning to their individual contexts.