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Tuesday, April 11 • 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Growing up in the Projects: An Evolution of Project-Based Learning

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This session focuses on project-based learning. We will give practical examples of cross-curricular projects that have been done with our students in our school. We will share the good, the bad, and the ugly and most importantly what was learned throughout the evolution of project-based learning at our school.


Evan Mellsen

Evan Mellsen is a teacher at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Academy. He has worked on High School Redesign since its inception 7 years ago, and has been engaged with project based learning for the last 3 years.
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Alexis Mitchell

I was part of Team Humanities at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Academy before it was a “real” thing! I have been involved in high school redesign since its inception. Pushing myself out of my comfort zone and trying different things is what I aspire to do. Being a part of a small school, has helped deepen my understanding of curricula and the potential for lateral and vertical teaching. I am a firm believer in building relationships... Read More →
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Angie White

St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Academy
Angie White was a member of the Math and Science team at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Academy and has recently moved into an administrative role. Her mission has been to share her passion of Mathematics with mainstream and at-risk students. Recently, she completed a Masters of Education degree with a focus on instructional leadership and supporting and enhancing children’s mental health. Project week has been a great place to support... Read More →
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Neena Zacharia

Neena Zacharia is a member of the Math and Science team at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Academy. She has taken on different roles during her many years of teaching, and believes that teachers can powerfully activate students' need to know through creative and diverse projects. Project based learning has enhanced her collaborative nature, innovative classroom skills and passion for teaching and learning.

Tuesday April 11, 2017 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Sir Edward Beatty