21st Century Skills
  • Students will regularly consult with local experts in PBP content areas through fieldwork, classroom visits and internships.

  • Biannual demonstrations of learning will be organized whereby students will present what they learned to a panel that includes peers, community members and parents. -Feedback will be given to students both orally and in writing using PBP rubrics. -Students will be required to reconcile this feedback with their own self-assessment. This process of questioning, researching, problem solving, collaborating, presenting, and reflecting is one way in which TRCS will help studentsacquire21st Century skills.

  • Additionally, as students gain competence in Spanish, they will be required to present portions of their demonstrations in Spanish.

Project Based Learning (PBL) helps students retain content longer with a deeper understanding of what they learned ( Penuel, W. R., & Means, B, 2000) is more effective than traditional methods for teaching math, economics, language, science, and other disciplines (Mergendoller, J. R., Maxwell, N. L., & Bellisimo, Y.,2006)

  • Students perform as well or better than traditionally taught students in standardized test (Parker , 2011)18, students demonstrate better problem solving skills because they are able to apply what they learn to real-life situations (Finkelstein, et al., 2010)