The success of any project-based unit depends on an infrastructure of support that includes people—a responsive principal, a committed teacher team; structures—access to technology and other resources; and process—curriculum development with colleagues, flexible school schedules. At the heart of a successful project is an effective teaching team. Alternate schedules provide the time needed for teaming and an in-depth study of concepts. The practical use of technology and innovative use of work spaces provide the tools and setting for learning. Visionary leadership inspires teachers and makes available training that facilitates the implementation of project based learning.
Innovative Leadership >
See how innovative leadership transformed a low-achieving Jr. High into a thriving middle school with block-scheduling, teaming, and school culture for improvement.
Teaming That Works >
Teaming is an evolutionary process. Join one team’s journey from individualism to collaboration. Meet the teachers and read their reflections on teaming.
Designing Interdisciplinary Units >
See how well-designed units result from teamwork and focus on student needs.
Supporting Success Through Technology >
View the technology access at O’Leary Jr. High and the team’s reflections of the use of technology in the classroom.