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:
Of course there are skills that come along with Project-Based Learning design that can be used across domains:
Why did we choose Project-Based Learning?
We choose this approach to curriculum development because these are the traits of a life-long learner.