Dawn Hennessy teaches robotics at Carroll Middle School. In this video, she shares her experiences with project-based learning. In the beginning, she was “winging it” with her first project: to have students make a short film. Letting students choose their own topic and be creative allowed them to express themselves, plan the project, and meet goals along the way. This was a great learning experience both for the students and for Dawn in her own teaching process.

Produced by Ian McClerin, Storyteller at Carroll Middle School and PreEminent Charter School

About Emily Morris

Emily Morris is a Project Associate with the Verizon Innovative Learning Schools initiative.