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What is Project Based Learning?

Updated: Nov 16, 2022

WEquil.School is a project-based learning (PBL) program for kids who learn better by doing real things to prepare for the real world. We help parents in traditional schools and homeschoolers harness their children's natural strengths and interests.


What is project-based learning?


Project-based learning (PBL) is a personalized kid-led learning philosophy where students to create projects as they explore real-world challenges and problems. We help to facilitate this dynamic student-led approach by helping to structure "Creative Projects" tailored to the needs and unique strengths and interests of our students.


PBL is a big part of what we do at WEquil School. We did not invent PBL, but we did invent a school and process built on these concepts. The end goal of PBL is to help students grow from knowledge consumers to value creators. Here are a few examples...

By applying knowledge we have found that students acquire a deeper knowledge of subjects because their real-world applications are self-evident. Students also benefit from the natural multi-disciplinary as the process of creation integrates many skills such as writing, public speaking, and use of technology like Google Docs, spreadsheets, video editors, and digital art tools, and programming languages.


Creative Projects can include just about anything. Our students create games, make movies, write stories, build apps, publish research, compose music, lead clubs, share books, teach classes, host meetups, organize initiatives, develop products, design websites, create artwork, and more!


Here is an example of a Great Creative Project. You can find other examples on our YouTube channel, this website, and WEquil.App!

Each project adds to a “Digital Resume” on WEquil.App showcasing accomplishments to potential employers, colleges and universities. We work remotely with parents and their student to come up with goals for the week including a project that students then present to their parents on "Demo Day" each Friday along with members of their learning community.


Here is an example of a Demo Day for WEquil.School students who were building apps!

Thank you for supporting WEquil.School. Suggestions for improving this guide are appreciated.


Sincerely,

WEquil School Leadership Team


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