Category Archives: What is PBL?

What is PBL? is an ongoing series to highlight project-based learning at GHS and around the country.

A Night at the Museum

On Wednesday, February 8th, GHS Innovation Lab sophomores exhibited their artwork at the Bruce Museum. A one-night event, hundreds of students, parents, and residents visited “Opposition and Change in Self and Society.” Today’s front-page story in the Greenwich Time features Jody, Lucas, … Continue reading

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Modern Day Muckrakers

A few years back, a colleague and I had the idea to explore local issues through the lens of history. The plan was to comb through Greenwich archives and offer insight into the major issues facing the town by bringing … Continue reading

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Innovation Lab Video

We’re excited to share this short video about Innovation Lab students and their projects. Thank you to Fjolla, Kathryn, Emily, and Alex for narrating and to all students for their hard work this year.

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Unique, Ongoing Projects Sustain Newton North’s Greengineering Program

When you enter “Newton’s Lab,” the eponymous workspace for NNHS’ Greengineering program, your eyes wander around the room as you try and take in everything that contibutes to the organized chaos that is somehow curiously calm. Students stand around workstations with … Continue reading

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Engineering Elevated in MPX STEM

It’s February break in Connecticut and a friend’s wedding in LA, a very hospitable Mid-Pacific Institute, a cheap flight, and my own curiosity brings me to Hawaii. While this trip is self-funded, there’s lots to be learned that can benefit … Continue reading

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STEM and Humanities Combine at Mid-Pacific eXploratory

It’s February break in Connecticut and a friend’s wedding in LA, a very hospitable Mid-Pacific Institute, a cheap flight, and my own curiosity brings me to Hawaii. While this trip is self-funded, there’s lots to be learned that can benefit … Continue reading

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Middle School SEEQS Sustainable Project-based Learning

It’s February break in Connecticut and a friend’s wedding in LA, a very hospitable Mid-Pacific Institute, a cheap flight, and my own curiosity brings me to Hawaii. While this trip is self-funded, there’s lots to be learned that can benefit … Continue reading

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Think you’re doing PBL? You might not be.

Over the last couple days at High Tech High, I’ve honed my own internal description of what project-based learning really is. I’ve realized that “projects” we do are sometimes more appropriately classified as activities. As we hold up PBL as … Continue reading

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EXPLORING THE ADJACENT POSSIBLE (AND THE WARM WEATHER OF SAN DIEGO)

Ever since I joined the Innovation Lab team, I’ve heard about High Tech High (HTH), a network of public charter schools in San Diego. The other InLab team members who visited last year described it in quasi-religious language, a mythical … Continue reading

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Seminar, Studio, Module: What are they?

Now that the structure and content of Innovation Lab is beginning to take shape, we thought it would be useful to share our vision of how a student’s time will be divided in the program. Students will participate in three … Continue reading

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