Inquiry/Project-Based Teaching & Learning
Inquiry and projects are key to student engagement and motivation at CTL (Schlemmer & Schlemmer, 2007). Project Based Learning (PBL) is a dynamic classroom approach in which students actively explore real-world problems and challenges and acquire a deeper knowledge. PBL prepares students for academic, personal, and career success, and readies young people to rise to the challenges of their lives and the world they will inherit. Students are taught through whole-group mini-lessons and small-group and individual conferences. Language arts is taught across the grade levels through a workshop approach.