Project-based Learning

A teaching method that actively engages students in real‑world and personally meaningful projects

Learning Comes Alive and Becomes Relevant

  • Work on a project over an extended period
  • Solve a ‘real-world’ problem or answer a complex question or challenge.
  • Creating a public product or presentation for a real audience.
  • Develop deep content knowledge as well as critical thinking, collaboration, creativity, and communication skills.

"Projects" vs Project-based Learning


Short, intellectually light independent work required after the teacher covers the content of a unit, e.g., “Build a volcano and make it erupt.”

Project-Based Learning

The Project IS the unit.

  • Start with: Challenging problem or question
  • Then: Engage a coach
  • Design and plan/Student Voice and Choice
  • Align to standards
  • Research/Manage activities
  • Scaffold student learning/Reflection
  • Access student learning/Critique and Revise
  • Finally: A published product or presentation

The role of

Mastery Learning

Mastery learning is an instructional strategy and educational philosophy. It’s characterized by the repetition of basic recurring principles at every grade- and age-level to reinforce the student’s ability to internalize and understand the subject matter. Students achieve a level of mastery in prerequisite knowledge before moving on to learn subsequent information. Core curriculum at Tipping Point Academy incorporates the mastery learning strategy.

How is Tipping Point Academy different?

We Are. Christian. Conservative. Constitutional.

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