How Red Door Promotes Project-Based Learning

Here at Red Door, we use a concept known as Project-Based Learning as the basis for our developmentally appropriate, intentionally designed curriculum. Our Director of Curriculum, Sara Belyea, describes it as follows:

”Project-Based Learning is inquiry-based learning where the process of investigation is emphasized. We are teaching our students how to learn as much as we are teaching them content.”

Each teacher designs her/his lesson with the following “Hows” in mind:

  • How to look closely and observe
  • How to investigate, explore, and experiment
  • How to make predictions and draw conclusions
  • How to ask questions and find answers
  • How to take risks
  • How to learn from mistakes
  • How to make connections
  • How to work together and collaborate
  • How to respectfully listen to the ideas of others
  • Of course there are skills that come along with Project-Based Learning design that can be used across domains:

  • Classification
  • Comparing/contrasting
  • Sorting
  • Comparison
  • Measurement
  • Problem solving
  • Reasoning
  • Why did we choose Project-Based Learning?
    We choose this approach to curriculum development because these are the traits of a life-long learner.

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