Dynamic Teaching & Learning Resources
In a Pathways System, teachers and faculty members employ evidence-based instructional practices that are highly engaging, rigorous, and relevant to each Pathway Program. Teachers continue to implement important required curricular reforms, and all Pathway Programs emphasize problem-based, project-based, and inquiry-based learning. Targeted professional development, teacher externships, peer collaboration, and instructional coaching provide ongoing teacher support.
Some resources to help with your understanding and development:
Project-Based Learning Research Review Learning Outcomes – Studies have proven that when implemented well, project-based learning (PBL) can increase retention of content and improve students’ attitudes towards learning, among other benefits. Edutopia’s PBL research review explores the vast body of research on the topic and helps make sense of the results.
Project-Based Learning Research Review: Evidence-Based Components of Success – There are some critical elements to consider when applying project-based learning in the classroom — here are some recommendations for research-proven steps.
Seven Essentials for Project-Based Learning – A project is meaningful if it fulfills two criteria. First, students must perceive the work as personally meaningful, as a task that matters and that they want to do well. Second, a meaningful project fulfills an educational purpose. Well-designed and well-implemented project-based learning is meaningful in both ways.
Deeper Learning: Why Cross-Curricular Teaching is Essential – Deeper learning can be accelerated by consolidating teacher efforts and combining relevant contents, in effect, opening new spillways of knowledge. But it requires that teachers and administrators understand and accept a few things…
Pathways Professional Development Overview (NC3T) – The following areas of sustained professional development are typically required to develop a mature pathways model.