The Ivy Street School has been selected to join the Project-Based Learning (PBL) Works Massachusetts School Leader Network.
According to Brandon Cardet-Hernandez, Executive Director:
You have heard me talk a lot about our commitment to Project Based Learning (PBL) and how our team is working to bring principles of long-and short-term interdisciplinary project-based work into our classrooms. Our goal is to create more opportunities for our students to work together, create beautiful work they are proud of, and to take on real-world applications that allow for exploration and application.
After a rigorous and competitive application process and multiple interviews, I am excited to share that we were accepted into the PBL Works Massachusetts School Leader Network. What does this mean? It’s a 2-year professional development, coaching and training program that will support Ivy Street educators in understanding Project Based Learning and successfully implementing the structural changes that will deepen learning.
I am incredibly proud of our education team for leading the charge. And of course, we are incredibly thankful to the One8 Foundation, who will cover 30% of our program costs.
I’m not over stating when I say that this level of support and coaching will not only transform our practice and the ways our students tackle learning but it will help ensure these incredible shifts are done with support and in a sustainable way.