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Virtual Learning Academy Consortium

Defined Elective Courses

Real-world Project-Based Electives


The Defined project-based learning ecosystem is an opportunity for students in grades K-5 to explore and apply their learning. Student understanding of topics is enhanced through real-word and future-ready projects. Students and teachers select projects based on students' career readiness interests as shown in Xello and/or interests. Example projects include Police Officer, App Designer, Wildlife Photographer, News Reporter, Energy Specialist, Veterinary Assistant, Video Game Developer, Stock Trader, Entrepreneur, Helping the Homeless, Innovate Recycling, and Improving School with Design Thinking. 


Search Defined elementary (K-5) sample projects by subject and/or grade level.