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Project Based Learning

Vista promotes a student-centered collaborative learning environment through students "learning by doing," which are the core elements of project-based learning.  Project-based learning helps makes learning meaningful and come alive and is defined by 5 key pillars: 1) Real-World Connection, 2) Core to Learning, meaning that projects are integrated into the heart of the unit, rather than at the end of a unit to reinforce the learning, 3) Structured Collaboration, 4) Student Driven, and 5) Multifaceted Assessments so students demonstrate their learning in multiple ways.  Through Project-Based Learning, students gain greater confidence and ownership in their learning, as they see stronger applications to what they are learning and why it is important.