Northglenn High School Freshman Physics
Problem Based Learning (PBL)
Learning is driven by challenging, open-ended, loosely-defined and loosely-structured, practical problems.
Problems that students encounter and attempt to solve are significant and important to the world around them.
PBL can be used to enhance content knowledge and foster the development of communication, problem-solving, and self-directed learning skills.
Students use varied learning strategies to explore and identify the nature of a problem, identify variables and constraints, discover differing perspectives and viewpoints of the problem, and develop solutions for the problem by negotiating the complex sociological nature of the problem.
What is Innovation?
"A key ingredient in innovation is the ability to challenge authority and break rules" Vivek Wadhwa
"I believe in innovation and that the way you get innovation is you fund research and you learn the basic facts." Bill Gates
"Trust the young people; trust this generation's innovation. They're making things, changing innovation every day. And all the consumers are the same: they want new things, they want cheap things, they want good things, they want unique things. If we can create these kind of things for consumers, they will come." Jack Ma
All students will present on May 3rd from 5 to 7 pm at Northglenn High School. Parents, Community, and authentic panel members are invited to attend.
During the Month of April, Freshman physics students are conducting a new Problem Based Learning Unit (PBL). This PBL will involve student thought, imagination, outward thinking, and “innovation”. In fact, the entire PBL will be rooted in innovation. Students must come up with a design or idea that makes the world a better place. This can come from several facets including making a brand new product or making something that already exists BETTER.
Students will :
Join us for Freshman Innovation Night!