While out and about in San Diego, I found myself close to High Tech High. We drove to the schools and I asked if I could visit and was told, sure! I visited High Tech High, High Tech Middle, and the newest Elementary School. The High School and Middle School had just finished an Open House for presenting projects and were cleaning up and getting ready for Winter Break. I was able to see some amazing projects. I learned about the structure of the middle school and how students are chosen via lottery to attend. Teachers shared information about some of their PBL projects. One was about Cells and Cancer, another was choosing a classroom library that reflected the cultures of the students
At the Elementary School, I met a parent of a GATE student and a Special Ed student at the Elementary School. She is thrilled with the progress of both children and how the PBL works with the two different styles.
I also saw 10 new bird species in San Diego County, including an incredibly good look at a Short-eared Owl!