Northwest Passage High School (NWPHS), Coon Rapids, has hosted several visitors from schools around the country in November and December.

In November four members of the school planning team from Explore Charter School in Pulaski, Wis., spent the day with NWPHS Director Peter Wieczorek, along with the staff and students.

“Our goal was to visit and learn from a project based learning school that has been successfully doing this type of education for a number of years,” said Tom Krause, a teacher at Explore.

Project-based learning is an educational approach that gives students the opportunity to take charge of their own learning, create projects with a variety of end-products including models, films, research papers, demonstrations and presentations, while still meeting the Minnesota state graduation requirements, according to Wieczorek.


ABC Newspapers | Schools from around U.S. visit Northwest Passage.