"Gold standard" PBL
Using project-based learning as our main teaching approach, Journey teachers provide opportunity for discovery and learning; encourage active exploration and investigation; guide and facility growth.
In order to assess the quality and effectiveness of our projects, we implement the “Gold Standard”.
The “Gold Standard” is a comprehensive, research-informed model for PBL to help teachers, schools and organizations measure, calibrate and improve their practice.
7 Project design elements
Twenty first century skills
Congruent with our PBL approach, we challenge students to solve real world problems which are aligned to their academic standards by studying the 4 Cs, also known as 21st century skills.
Beginning in third grade, students in Journey’s Elements program study the 4 Cs are and how to apply those skills to projects, thinking and in everything they pursue.
While we can’t predict what future economies hold for the next generation, Journey’s 4 Cs class aims to sharpen the skills necessary to become confident, assertive and articulate.
By creating an engaging classroom environment with ample outdoor learning spaces, our Journey preschool campus becomes a third teacher.