Erie High School PLP: The Evolution of a PBL Program (Practicing PBL #25)

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USD 101 in southeast Kansas has had a PBL program since fall of 2007 and has been able to establish and grow a strong program.

Kellie Woolf, the Coordinator of the Personalized Learning Program and Steve Woolf, the Superintendent of Erie-Galesburg school district share some of the history of the school program, how it works, and some of the projects their students are doing this year.

  • aquaponics
  • hydroponics/seed center
  • trees
  • maker station
  • NASA contest — 4 girls designed a device to measure the radiation on the heat shield of NASA’s new manned spacecraft, the Orion. Out of 200,000 students, this team of girls were in the top 5 finishing teams in the world.

Learn more:

USD101 website: PLP section at  
on Twitter: @kelliekwoolf, @stevewoolfsr 

Steve Woolf Sr.
Superintendent at USD 101, Erie Kansas

Kellie Woolf
Coordinator, Personalized Learning Program at Erie High School

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