Preparing students to become positive contributors in our 21st Century world requires engaging them in way that builds their capacity for empathy, communication, creative problem-solving and decision making.
This form of hands-on, experiential learning has been shown through research to increase academic achievement and improve mastery of 21st Century skills.
Project-based learning offers the opportunity for students to:
navigate the creative process
negotiate challenges and obstacles
learn effective communication and planning skills
experiment and test ideas
accomplish something meaningful
What does a Make Good project look like in your school?
We work collaboratively with teachers and school administrators to design projects that will compliment curriculum and school mandates, and meet the learning needs of their students.
Projects allow students to answer meaningful and complex questions, such as "How might we improve mental wellness in our school, home and community?" or “How might we design a community that is more inclusive?” Projects can be designed to fit with curriculum subjects. It could be anything. The important part is in how the students go about tackling the challenge.
We guide students and teachers through a human-centered design process:
Throughout the project life-span, students will gain experience collaborating and learning from others, practice turning ideas into testable prototypes, receive and give critical feedback, and work collectively to create something to share with their community.