I've learned how to integrate collaboration and group work into my regular teaching now; I make more intentional use of student presentation and communication skills; and I use more open-ended questions. I question differently to get to higher level thinking.
- PALS Tutor
The framework for PALS and place-based cultural projects is drawn from existing scholarship in research in several areas including culturally relevant teaching, brain-based research and the arts, and developing assets in children's lives. Learn more.
PALS teachers work together to design, implement, and teach within projects using several different planning tools.
PALS Literacy Pedagogies
The approach to teaching and learning within PALS is one of active, hands-on learning and experience with community! Literacy learning is used in authentic ways to support children's projects. Children engage in reading and writing in collaboration with others as they pursue understanding and communicate their learning to others. PALS literacy pedagogies reflect this authentic, social focus.
The PALS framework is built on several important bodies of scholarship and research including culturally relevant teaching which includes place-based and project-based teaching and learning, brain-based research and the arts, and developing assets in children's lives. Read more.