She isn’t even in middle school yet, but Andie Nugent is already taking the science world by storm with her inventions and creative spirit. We hope that her story will inspire other kids to follow their dreams of being an inventor, and we at littleBits are proud to give them the tools to get there. Learn more about littleBits here!
PS Andie is Mrs. Whitney's cousin and Mrs. Nugent's grand-cousin! How cool!
Project Based Learning can be transformative for students. By presenting students with a mix of choice and responsibility, cognitive concepts and practical activities, within an environment of real-world authenticity, projects engage students in learning that is deep and long-lasting.
Engaged hearts and minds
Students actively engage with PBL projects which provide real-world relevance for learning. Students can solve problems that are important to them and their communities.
PBL projects lead to deeper understanding and greater retention of content knowledge. Students are better able to apply what they know to new situations.
Exposure to adults and careers
Through PBL, students interact with adults, businesses and organizations, and their community, and can develop career interests.
A sense of purpose
A great project can be transformative for students. Seeing a real-world impact gives them a sense of agency and purpose.
21st century workplace skills
Beyond basic knowledge, students learn to take initiative and responsibility, solve problems, and communicate ideas.
Rewarding teacher relationships
Teachers work closely with active, engaged students doing meaningful work, and share in the rediscovered joy of learning.
Creativity and technology
Students enjoy using a spectrum of technology tools from research and collaboration through product creation and presentation.