All elementary schools in Lawrence Township will participate in a unique professional development opportunity during the week of Nov. 12th.
Lawrence Township schools realize that they must function differently to fully engage students in ensuring academic success. A part of this instructional shift involves use of the project approach in classrooms. This approach engages students in the learning process and educational research supports inquiry process as the best way to provide authentic real-world instruction.
Sylvia Chard is an author, international researcher and educator who will consult with Lawrence Township elementary schools during the entire week of November 12th in various formats and venues.
“The Project Approach refers to a set of teaching strategies which enable teachers to guide children through in-depth studies of real world topics. When teacher implement the Project Approach successfully, children can be highly motivated, feel actively involved in their own learning, and produce work of a high quality.” (Source: www.projectapproach.org )
For more information:
Dr. Jan Combs, Assistant Superintendent for Learning & Achievement