As Montgomery County Public Schools plans to replace the Wheaton High School building in Silver Spring, officials aren’t just aiming for physical classroom overhauls. They’re also planning to redesign the curriculum, embracing a project-based learning environment that will resemble adult work settings and real-life situations.
Oct. 8, 2012 Solane Kumarra, 16, and Luis Munoz, 17, simulate cell membranes to show how insulin, calcium and neurotoxins may transfer in our bodies during an Advanced Placement biology class at Wheaton High School in Wheaton. The high school places an emphasis on project-based learning, where educational instruction moves away from a traditional academic setting to an active classroom that encourages collaboration and communication among students. Katherine Frey/The Washington Post Buy Photo