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Project Based Learning

What is Project Based Learning (PBL)?

Project-Based Learning, at core, is guided by the idea that students and teachers participate in a long-term in-depth study of a compelling topic. Project-Based Learning at Healdsburg Charter School has three primary components:  

The development of a compelling topic, in-depth prolonged research using a multitude of sources (including primary sources and field work), and the development of a well-crafted product that synthesizes and presents learning about the topic.   

Through Project-Based Learning, students develop deeply as critical thinkers, researchers, and presenters, while learning all the requisite skills in the pursuit of their project study.

       HCS 2nd graders doing research about the history of

           Healdsburg for their Project-Based Learning unit

Museum Trip.








PBL News

2nd Grade PBL Project.