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Initial Analysis The ALPS Project Zone
Napa Valley Unified School District is transforming instructional programs through staff development and implementation of project based learning to better prepare all learners for the 21st century workforce. In order to meet the needs of advanced learners, and provide web based resources for project based learning, the ALPS Project Zone was created.
Napa Valley Unified Advanced Learner Programs and Services (ALPS) formerly known as Gifted and Talented Education was using an outdated system-based tool, Renzulli, to help teachers with the development of Project Based Learning opportunities. This tool has not evolved to incorporate the current research and technology applications now available to us within the Project Based Learning setting.
The proposed ALPS Project Zone will improve upon our existing program by creating a web site designed to provide project based learning resources and models that are based upon innovative best practices and technological applications. Every student and teacher that has a need for scaffolded Project Based Learning opportunities will be able to access this resource through the power of sharing!