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by Gretchen Bitner
PBL Coordinator, Penrose Elementary, CSSD 11, Colorado Springs, CO

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January 22, 2018
Chaos, Kindness, and Kindergarten

by Gretchen Bitner
PBL Coordinator, Penrose Elementary, CSSD 11, Colorado Springs, CO

At Penrose we take PBL very seriously. We seriously hope our students walk away feeling empowered.  We seriously try to craft driving questions that will generate a “need to know,” and we seriously doubt our sanity every time we raise the bar a bit higher. Our principal’s favorite words are “what if” and she’s right. What if we just let go a little and see what our kids are capable of? When Penrose launched PBL two years ago, we began day one as a PK-5 Project Based Learning school. Even our PBL trainer raised an eyebrow at the idea of five year olds producing quality projects. After this year, I can’t imagine anyone will doubt our students again.

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