Project Lab: Ideas to Action
Project lab is a semester-long, one block course that is offered at South Burlington High School. It is ideal for students who are interested in the Big Picture model, but do not want to fully enroll in the Big Picture program.
There is a growing desire in Vermont for more personalized learning environments that give students a stronger voice in the topics they are studying. Schools and community partners are searching for extended learning opportunities that allow students to learn beyond compartmentalized content areas. In this course, students have the opportunity to decide on their own curriculum content.
Through rigorous independent projects and authentic assessments, students delve into their interests and passions. Big Picture staff members guide students through the process of developing a project plan, complete with individualized learning goals and assessment methods.