Capstone Project Title
Alternative learning and assessment methods have transformed secondary education to better equip students for the future. The author set out to explore how problem-based learning (PBL) can be implemented into urban summer school programs. The literature review revealed the rationale for embedding PBL strategies into curriculum as the evidence that PBL improves the student classroom experience. The process of writing curriculum using PBL strategies showed the author PBL’s ability for students to develop 21st century skills, create student action in the community, and reduce the summer learning gap. This capstone supports the idea that PBL can be connected to the real-world, foster inquiry, and embody concepts of change, equality, and the environment.
Nelson, Crystal, "Closing The Gap In Urban Summer School Programs" (2017). School of Education Student Capstone Projects. 26.