Inquiry & PBL
Rich and authentic literacy opportunities are part of Inquiry and Project Based Learning.
Inquiry starts by posing questions - rather than simply presenting or memorizing facts. It is about being open to wonder and coming to know and understand the world. Inquiry is based on the belief that understanding is built when people collaboratively pose and solve problems, make discoveries, test those discoveries, and reflect.
Project Based Learning starts with a project idea. It is the act of learning through identifying a real-world question or problem and developing a response or solution. Because PBL is a process - not a product - students show what they learn as they journey through the unit, not just at the end.