Rosa Parks Elementary will have 13 additional classrooms, but its current learning spaces will also be dramatically remodeled to better accommodate a new instructional approach — Challenge Based Learning — the district plans to install there.
The CBL learning technique duplicates – in an age-appropriate style – a team project approach toward solving real-world problems using traditional academic subjects. CBL also encourages the development of interactive communication skills, leadership and teamwork that will better prepare students for their work careers as adults.
Note: Challenge Based Learning was created by Apple in 2008 for the Classrooms of Tomorrow-Today project. It primarily focuses on students and teachers coming together to investigate and solve community problems.