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Welcome to our AMS PBL Academy Parent Page!
AMS PBL Academy


The AMS PBL Academy is an exciting new program that will be available to select 6th grade students who are entering Avalon for the 2019-2020 school year.  The academy will be a school-within-a-school focused on PBL - project and problem based learning. In this program, students will learn the standards while completing extended real-world projects emphasizing inquiry, creativity, and collaboration.  We have set up this page to provide you with information about the program.


Program Overview


If you were unable to attend the March 28th meeting and would like more information, then please click on the link below:


PowerPoint from the March 28, 2019, Informational Meeting


PBL Partner Request


One of our goals in the PBL Academy is to help students make connections between what they are studying and the real world.  We are looking for people from a variety of professions and workplaces who are willing to partner with us in any of the following ways:


*Serving as a guest speaker (in person or through Skype or some other video conferencing tool) on topics related to your job.

*Being willing to be interviewed (in person or through an electronic means) by students about your job, skills needed in your profession and/or what you had to do to prepare for your job.

*Being willing to display student work in your place of business.

*Serving as a content area expert for student projects.

*Judging students' projects and providing feedback based on industry/professional standards.


*Allowing students to tour your workplace on a field trip.

*Being a community project client by allowing students to create products for your business, nonprofit organization or agency. 


We hope to have partners in as many professions as possible since the projects will vary in topics and fields throughout the year; however, for our first project of the year, we need people familiar with branding and advertising.  

If you are willing to serve as an AMS PBL Partner, please click on this link and complete the brief survey.  Contact Mrs. Perkins at marsee.perkins@ocps.net if you have any questions.  We appreciate your support!

 

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