More than 100 projects from Isle of Wight currently in the repository!
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Through its addition of Instructional Coaches for the 2016-2017 school year, Isle of Wight County Schools has shown its commitment to Project Based Learning. These coaches will be responsible for assisting with the development and mentoring of assigned teachers, providing professional development, and identifying the instructional needs of teachers. Every school will have at least one coaching position.
“The Instructional Coaches will be instrumental in the implementation of Project Based Learning throughout the division,” said Superintendent Dr. Jim Thornton. “They will assist teachers through modeling, observing and assisting with classroom strategies. I truly believe the coaches are the piece we need to make our vision a reality.”
Isle of Wight’s two middle schools, Georgie Tyler Middle School and Smithfield Middle School, are integral to the 2016-2021 Strategic Plan. Within the plan, the Theory of Action (TOA), Priorities, and Measurable Goals have been defined after extensive investigation and research.
As input to developing the the Five-Year Strategic Plan, the team had the privilege of visiting over 300 classrooms, as well as meeting with students, parents, school board members, focus groups, community leaders, and community businesses. Find below PBLs & PBAs that reflect Isle of Wight’s continued emphasis on Deeper Learning.
The CTE program provides benefits to PBLs from K-thru-12th grade by:
- Embracing Career & Technical Education as important for all students, not restricting it to those high-schoolers who are sharpening specific career skills
- Maximizing the investment in CTE materials & equipment by sharing it for PBLs
- Extending know-how and involvement of community members, businesses and trades personnel beyond traditional CTEs, into richly designed and executed PBLs