Riverside Middle School has begin the process of implementing Project-Based Learning (PBL) in Social Studies and Science classes. Project Based Learning is a teaching method in which students gain knowledge and skills by working for an extended period of time to investigate and respond to a Driving Question that is relevant to their lives and communities. The online learning platform being used to organize and track the projects in progress is Engage2Learn.
In order to make this teaching method effective, RMS teachers have been participating in training and team-building exercises since August. This training and development will continue throughout the year to monitor effectiveness and prepare for other content areas to begin implementation next school year.