I am not going to lie, this was a difficult year. After our October flood and being displaced we were exhausted. After we returned in January we were flooded again. It was minor but it took a toll on our momentum. Nonetheless, we held strong and plowed forward as a team and finished our year.
On our PBL journey this year we witnessed several gains. Several teachers had unbelievable growth in their students academic achievement, we were able to advocate to district leaders about PBL, and businesses are beginning to call on our students to present about their learning experiences. We are indeed a leader in our school community.
As you know, the work is never done. As we strive to work toward a Gold Standard model of PBL we've decided to focus on our intentional planning of the project. After our Advanced Ed review and several other indicators we realized we needed to focus on planning with an increase in formative assessments. The outcome: to ensure all students master the content.
As we look forward to a new year we continue to refine the structures we've built that includes Scrum, Critical Friends, and our integrated PLTs. The exciting part is that we believe this work will lead closer to what BIE calls the "North Star," the Gold Standard.
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