Check out the FUTURES Facebook page! The video below was created by students as part of their Online Portfolio PBL class.
FUTURES is the new project-based learning curriculum at Iron Mountain Public Schools.
What does FUTURES stand for?
Facilitating Understanding Through Unique Research-based Educational Strategies
What does FUTURES offer?
FUTURES allows the Iron Mountain Schools to offer PBL (Project-Based Learning) Courses to students. PBL is a teaching method in which students gain knowledge and skills by working for an extended period of time to investigate and respond to a complex question, problem, or challenge.
Why focus on Project-Based Learning?
The experience of thousands of teachers across all grade levels and subject areas, backed by research, confirms that PBL is an effective and enjoyable way to learn and develop deeper learning competencies required for success in college, career, and civic life.
How does scheduling for FUTURES work?
Scheduling for FUTURES will be done in an arena format on February 10, 2017. Seniors will schedule first, followed by juniors, sophomores, and freshmen. It is important that all students, particularly underclassmen, have second and third class choices. Each class has a maximum number of students allowed. Once a class is full, registration for that class will be closed. All PBL schedules are final the day of arena scheduling. Due to the short PBL term, schedule changes will not be allowed. Students will select their top 3 choices on the HS FUTURES Course Selection Sheet which will require student and parent signature.
When is FUTURES?
FUTURES will start May1, 2017 and continue until the end of the school year on June 8, 2017 which is the last six weeks of the school year.
HIGH SCHOOL (GRADES 9-12)
MIDDLE SCHOOL (GRADES 7-8)
Middle School Students: Selections will be made on your MS FUTURES Course Selection Sheet (see below), require student and parent signature, and need to be turned into the Guidance Office on a first come basis no later than February 17, 2017.