The Lake Houston Watershed Project Based Learning Initiative

  • In August 2017, Hurricane Harvey devastated parts of Humble ISD, gutting 16,000 homes, 3,300 businesses and Kingwood High School. A year later, the buildings are restored, but the recovery and healing is ongoing. Funded by a grant from the Humble ISD Education Foundation, 13 campuses, 18 teachers, and over 1500 K-12 students have been working on campus project based learning units in which students develop projects to learn about our local environment, to explore the dynamics of the flood, and to restore and protect the Lake Houston and San Jacinto River Watersheds.  Use #LHWPBL on Twitter to search for what's currently happening with our projects across the district!

  • Goals:

    •  Learn about a district initiative to promote Project Based Learning across vertical and horizontal teams by focusing on a relevant community issue.

    • Explore how a district theme, based on a community's needs, can generate urgency in teachers to learn about and use authentic Project Based Learning.

    • Consider the positive impact on a community when a school district promotes a Project Based Learning initiative to address a relevant community issue

     

    Who can participate?

    Humble ISD teachers and their students who want to contribute to this project are welcome to do so!  Any content area can join in, as long as the resulting projects somehow relate to the community’s experiences with Hurricane Harvey and our mission to learn about, restore, and protect the Lake Houston Watershed.

     

    Is funding available?

    The Humble ISD Education Foundation grant covers some expenses for teachers who participate.  However, teachers don’t need funding to join in, learn about PBL, and generate some great student learning!  There are also other options for funding, such as the Humble Education Foundation Wish List for teachers.

     

    What projects are students working on in our district?

    Check out the links at the left for a description of each project going on in Humble ISD.   

     

    Who do I contact for more information?  

    Kathleen Goerner, Secondary Science Coordinator, kathleen.goerner@humbleisd.net 713-641-8346