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Pioneer Crossing Hosts Principals from Andrews ISD For Project-Based Learning Study Tour

Manor ISD was happy to host Andrews ISD principals for a campus tour of Pioneer Crossing Elementary School the morning of Friday Feb. 17 to see the school’s project-based learning techniques that have garnered Manor ISD recognition from throughout the country.

“We were thrilled to host Andrews ISD principals as we demonstrate what makes Pioneer Crossing and Manor ISD such great places to learn—innovative approaches to instruction and a commitment to working with our students,” Superintendent Dr. Royce Avery said. “When educators work together we can’t lose!”

Pioneer Crossing, and other MISD schools including Manor New Tech High School, use project-based learning in which students collaborate on problems they would find in the real world while learning applicable lessons.

Andrews ISD principals met with administrators, teachers, and students and got to see student presentations, projects, and artwork. They discussed important PBL techniques such as road mapping, where a class discusses a timeline for projects throughout the year.

“Our students have really responded to project-based learning in a huge way,” said Pioneer Crossing Principal Ryan Marcum. “We think Pioneer Crossing and Manor ISD have a lot to offer in helping other district implement PBL.”

This is the second visit from Andrews ISD in the past three months, when AISD teachers came to Manor ISD to tour Pioneer Crossing in November, which led to the Feb. 20 principal tour.

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