Parkside Elementary school’s “The Compass” program uses project-based learning to get students interested in their education

project-based-learning-Parkside-CompassTwo years ago, Kyle was a bored kindergartener at Parkside Elementary school in Coral Springs, Fla. “He wasn’t being challenged enough,” said his mother, Chris Beck.

Then she found out about The Compass, a program created by Parkside teachers Randy Bitton and Sheree Schulson in 2012, which involves project-based learning. Just recently, Compass students paraded around the school parking lot with homemade floats representing different states.

They have also participated in a mock medical conference, built...

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