Evaluating Patronage and Deliverance Through Statistics: A Project-Based, Service Learning Approach
Navasota High School students in Josh Wilkerson's AP Statistics classes completed a service learning project this spring which analyzed the professional and organizational responses to the victims of wildfires that burned in Grimes County last year. Students took control of the learning process from planning to presentation. They organized project teams. They developed, administered, and analyzed the results of a survey regarding services rendered, and they have presented their findings to the Navasota ISD Board of Trustees and the Navasota City Council. The students will publish a report in the Navasota Examiner this summer.
Project-based learning and service learning have extensive research-based support as pedagogical approaches that engage students and facilitate greater conceptual understanding. Read more about PBL and Service Learning.
Video: Teacher & students' experiences with project-based, service learning in math.