5 Reasons To Showcase Our Project Based Learning

One of the requisite design elements in BIE’s Gold Standard Project Based Learning is the need for projects to include a “public product.”  This year our schools went all in on that element by hosting our first “Pennington Street Showcase” featuring work from almost 50 different projects and performances completed this year in our three schools.  The event was held from 3:00-7:00 and was open to parents and community members and over 1000 people came to assess and celebrate students’ performances. It was a lot of work, but I think well worth the effort and I would encourage my fellow educators to similarly design experiences to showcase the work done by their young people.  Here’s my take on its benefits.