Projects make learning come alive
Kids from Charleroi Area and Albert Gallatin Area school districts will be tackling a couple of marketing problems that Charleroi-based Model Cleaners needs to solve. Similarly, students from Blackhawk and Avonworth school districts will be helping Robinson-based PANTHERx Specialty Pharmacy, the region’s fastest growing company and the nation’s fifth fastest, find more ways to monitor patient compliance.
The projects all are part of new Consortium initiative called Student Powered Solutions. It pairs classrooms with companies, turning real-world business challenges into project-based learning experiences and turning the traditional model for teaching and learning on its head. Teachers facilitate the projects, but students are in the driver’s seat—they take on the role of business consultants and company executives become clients.
Watch our website over the coming weeks and we’ll tell you about more projects and give you some sneak previews of the students’ work.