March 31, 2017
Granbury High School will host both a PBL Showcase
and STEM Family Night on Monday, April 10, 2017, from 5:30-7:00 P.M.
A variety of classes will feature Project Based
Learning during the evening event in the foyer and Learning Commons, according
to instructional specialist Jayme Duckett.
Students will have the opportunity to show their work.
Buck Institute for Education defines Project Based Learning as a systematic
teaching method that engages students in learning important knowledge and 21
century skills through an extended, student-influenced inquiry process structured
around complex, authentic questions and carefully designed projects and
promotes PBL so that students are experiencing true 21st century learning. The
initiative developed through the district’s GISD 2020 strategic plan finalized
in 2013. One of the strategic objectives
from the plan is to implement PBL “to enhance critical thinking,
problem-solving, and communication in an optimal environment.”
that evening will be STEM Family Night, which is an exciting event designed to
ignite an interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
The event is geared to be interesting to all ages and will highlight fun and
educational activities and demonstrations. Students will learn through
interactive hands-on activities that include F1 in Schools race cars, robots,
magnets, and neurons, as well as everyday products and household materials.
program will be hosted by GHS WIT & POWER SET students along with teachers
from Baccus Elementary School, GHS career and technical education, Comanche
Peak Power Plant, and Tarleton State University’s Society of Physics Students.
event is sponsored by NPI, which is a unique statewide partnership led by the
Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) and based at Texas A&M
the PBL Showcase and STEM Family Night are free and open to the public.
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