At Bridges Elementary, our 21st century learning environments are guided by the Arizona College and Career Ready Standards. These encourage students to think critically and creatively; to collaborate and communicate effectively; and, then, to apply these skills in the real world. Our teachers are committed to designing project-based learning/inquiry opportunities and assessments that emphasize real world problems, engage students in inquiry and exploration, and provide opportunities for students to apply what they know in meaningful ways. Our students must become productive problem solvers, sound decision makers, and creative innovators to compete in a global society. Research indicates that project-based learning increases student interest in science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) because students are engaged in solving authentic problems, while collaborating with others and creating artifacts. We believe that education is a shared responsibility and requires collaboration of the institution, the governing authority, the student, the family and the community. We encourage you to join us and to get involved!