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s_ed_2018a_2018-04-19t13:29:36z0 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For PRESENTATION ON PROJECT-BASED TEACHING

SENATE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION
Date Apr 19, 2018      
Location SCR 352



Presentation on project-based teaching - Committee Discussion Only


01:30:36 PM  
Senator Hill invited the presenters from
Penrose Elementary in Colorado Springs School District 11, Gretchen Bitner
and Tamara Sobin, to come to the table.  They distributed several
handouts to the committee [Attachments A, B, and C].  Ms. Sobin provided
background information about the school and explained the school's decision
to implement a project-based learning model, which is an inquiry-based,
hands-on approach to learning.  
01:36:26 PM  

Ms. Bitner discussed several of the specific projects that students have worked on and explained the relationship between project-based learning and standards and assessments.  She talked about the positive impact the new teaching and learning style has had on the school's students.  The presenters answered questions from the committee.