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Best Learning Practices

At Gilbert Schools, we use the best learning practices to encourage a best effort from Every Student, Every Day.

Authentic Intellectual Work

Authentic Intellectual Work (AIW) is embedded in our everyday practices. Our focus on AIW allows students to construct their own knowledge, gain a deep conceptual understanding, and use a range of complex forms of communication. Our students are engaged in activities that result in authentic and challenging applications. Students make connections between substantive knowledge and personal/community or world problems they are likely to face in the future.

Project Based Learning

Project Based Learning (PBL) allows our students to gain knowledge and skills by working for an extended period of time to investigate and respond to an engaging and complex question, problem, or challenge. We use the eight essential elements to develop our PBL units. All grade levels have PBL opportunities for our students.

Gilbert Community School District

Gilbert Community School District

103 Mathews Drive, Gilbert, Iowa 50105  |  (515) 232-3740