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Gloucester middle schools to showcase Project-Based Learning Tuesday

Page and Peasley middle schools are inviting the community to their Project-Based Learning, or PBL, Expos on Tuesday. The expo at Page will be from 5 to 6 p.m. and the event at Peasley will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Both are open to the public free of charge. 

At Page, those attending will hear a short discussion on the PBL concept and will be given a map with a listing of student projects and their locations in the expo.

School division superintendent Walter Clemons said PBL projects often involve taking a complex problem or current situation and coming up with a solution. “It’s a method to stimulate students to find information, it requires them to use higher-order thinking skills, to be able to discover, to know why and to think about outcomes,” he said.  “It involves the ability to create, explore and find. The student is responsible for being actively engaged and for learning and the teacher is the collaborator,” Clemons said. “PBL is a wo...

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