Skyline High School

Instructional Approaches: Project Based Learning Personalization, Early College Coursework

What is Project Based Learning?

Project Based Learning (PBL) is a teaching method in which students gain knowledge and skills by working for an extended period of time to investigate and respond to authentic, engaging and complex questions, problems, or challenges. For more on PBL, visit The Buck Institute.

What is Personalization?

Personalized learning is intended to facilitate the academic success of each student by first determining the learning needs, interests, and aspirations of individual students, and then providing customized learning experiences.

What is Early College Coursework?

Students will be able to accelerate or extend their learning by enrolling in courses at COCC or online for college credit in conjunction with their flexible schedule. Additional Programs and options are being developed; here is the general process already used in Bend-La Pine Schools. COCC Expanded Options

What is Proficiency-Based Learning and Assessment?

Standards for proficiency are established by state and national educational organizations. Proficiency is not measured through behavior or time constraints. It is demonstrated by mastery of knowledge and skills acquired at a personalized pace and through a variety of standards-based measures. Department of Education Examples

What are Internships and Real-World Projects?

Students are provided opportunities to engage in internships and passion projects that align with their skill sets, interests and potential career pathways. In partnership with Youth Career Connect of Central Oregon, students can extend their academic experiences in workplace settings on a weekly basis.

Our Learning Outcomes (6C's)

The following learning outcomes are threaded throughout each student's learning journey:

  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Content Knowledge
  • Critical Thinking
  • Creative Innovation
  • Confidence

Project Based Learning

To learn more about Project Based Learning, please visit The Buck Institute website.


To learn more about Personalization, please visit the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation website.

Early College Coursework

Here is information about the COCC Expanded Options available to Bend-La Pine Students.

Proficiency-Based Learning & Assessment

Examples provided by the Department of Education on Proficiency-Based Learning & Assessment.

Internships & Real-World Projects

Youth Career Connect of Central Oregon