Learning by Doing
After Project Launch, the students — and you! — are off and running with the Learn by Doing phase, the heart of the project-based learning experience. It’s certainly a busy time, but nothing that happens is “busy work” — not if everything ties back to the project’s driving question!
Students may engage in a number of learning activities, as they pursue answers to their driving question. They might
- Do research
- Conduct interviews
- Consult experts
- Design and build something
Students will also practice valuable 21st century skills as they learn how to
- Work together as a team
- Solve problems
- Communicate with people of diverse ages, backgrounds and perspectives
- Build a habit of participation in community and civic life
As a program staff member, you'll be right there throughout the project to provide support, coach your students, facilitate the process and build positive relationships.