WASHINGTON, Dec. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- P21, the Partnership for 21st Century Learning, awarded three high schools with grants to continue implementation of 21st century learning through Project Based Learning and project management by engaging community members and employers to prepare all students for college, career and life. Funding for this initiative was made possible by the Project Management Institute Educational Foundation.
The awarded schools are:
- Rancho Campana High School, Oxnard Union High School District in Camarillo, California. Grant funds will help include 11th grade students in the schoolwide interview project-based model, furthering a college and career focus.
- Davenport West High School, Davenport Community Schools in Davenport, Iowa. This grant will support implementation of the INSPIRE program and the career-themed academies.
- South Brunswick High School, Brunswick County Schools, Southport, North Carolina. Grant funds will assist school in implementing an Honors Project Management II course for high school juniors and seniors.
David Ross, P21 CEO stated, "there is no doubt that bringing in Project Based Learning and project management into schools helps students develop the skills necessary to be successful. Here at P21, we are excited to see the outcomes of these grants."
Expected outcomes from these grants include increasing awareness and advocacy for a common vision of 21st century learning; increasing involvement by community members working with schools and students; and increasing awareness and use of project-management and project-based learning to prepare students for college, career and life.
These grants were made possible through the generosity of Project Management Institute Educational Foundation, the 501(c)(3) supporting organization of Project Management Institute (PMI), the world's leading not-for-profit professional membership association for the project, program and portfolio management profession. (www.pmief.org)
Education stakeholders and Project Managers interested in bringing Project Management into schools can visit www.p21.org/projectmanagement for a comprehensive toolkit.
Lizzette Arias, Program Coordinator, email@example.com, 202-312-6427
About P21: P21 recognizes that all learners need educational experiences in school and beyond, from cradle to career, to build knowledge and skills for success in a globally and digitally interconnected world.
P21 Members: American Camp Association, American Federation of Teachers, AT&T, Crayola, CreativeFuture, Destination Imagination, Education Networks of America, eLearning Solutions, Faber-Castell, First Five Years Fund, Fisher-Price, Ford Motor Company Fund, Future Problem Solving Program International, Goddard Systems Inc., High Performance Learning Environments, Inc., Intel Corporation, Learning.com, LEGO Education, Level Up Village, METEN, National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, National Education Association, National Speech and Debate Association, PBS, Pearson, People to People International, Playworld, Project Management Institute Educational Foundation, Qatar Foundation International, Rex Book Stores, School Specialty, SKT Education Group, VIF International Education, and The Walt Disney Company
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SOURCE Partnership for 21st Century Learning