On January 26 at 9:00 AM, Skills21 will host a 1-hour webinar titled Personal Interest Projects: How One School has used PIP to Re-engage Students, Accelerate Learning and Award Credit.
The webinar will be hosted by PIP experts Liz Radday and Matt Mervis from EdAdvance who will talk about the innovative uses of PIP and how students and schools are benefitting. The webinar will feature video profiles of students and teachers from Montville High School who share their first-hand experiences with PIP and describe how it has impacted teaching and learning over the last year.
Find out how schools are using the Skills21 PIP curriculum and how your district can join in!
WHAT IS THE PERSONAL INTEREST PROJECT?
Personal lnterest Projects are learning opportunities for middle or high school students to take their own passions and turn them into deep, meaningful and engaging learning experiences. Through a series of scaffolded tasks and independent guided work, students are able to take ownership of their learning and earn credit for doing something they love.
HOW HAS PIP MADE AN IMPACT?
Last year, Montville High School (Montville, CT) used PIP to re-engage the students who were struggling the most with online learning, attendance, and school engagement. When PIP was introduced as an alternative for credit attainment, teachers saw a marked increase in attendance and engagement and students were able to earn 1-3 credits for their projects. This year, all students are able to enroll in a PIP course and earn a STEM, Humanities or Elective credit by completing a PIP with teacher guidance.