Friends, some AWESOME things are happening right here in Lansing, MI at the Everett New Tech High School. Currently a school within a school model, ENTH is currently focused on 7th and 8th grade students, but next year will be adding 9th and 10th grade to their model.
The gist behind New Tech is teaching content through relevant and meaningful projects. While PBL is having a moment in education right now, there are lots of packages that claim to be PBL but really are not much more than glorified projects at the end of teacher-driven units. New Tech really creates relevant and meaningful learning opportunities where students are solving problems, working on community impact projects, interacting with their learning, and working with one another in more meaningful ways. You can learn lots more about New Tech Network here.