Project Based Learning

I have numerous project based learning (PBL) planning forms that I have created, presented at professional development sessions at my school and other New Tech schools, and used in my training of teachers new to the PBL model. Here are some of those forms as well as student work samples.  If you are interested in learning more about the what, why and how about project based learning, check out New Tech Network and/or The Buck Institute of Education.

Christine Thompson has been a CMSD teacher for 17 years. She has spent the last seven years at New Tech East as a social studies facilitator in an integrated class with English Language Arts. Chris is a certified trainer for the New Tech Network, frequently presenting on topics such as project-based learning, team teaching, individual assessments of knowledge and thinking, and student leadership groups. Chris and her co-facilitator were 2016 finalists for the New Tech Network’s Project of the Year, competing with teachers from 190 K–12 schools in the United States, Australia and China. Chris is married and mother to a fifth-grade son. She coaches and she loves basketball, baseball and football.