A teacher at Ascension of Our Lord School in Calgary discusses some of the planning that goes into designing an effective project.
- When using projects and tasks, it is essential to focus on the outcomes the project is going to assess, rather than on peripheral factors.
- Once the learning destination is clear, appropriate choices for student products become apparent.
- When opportunities for ongoing feedback are built into the project plan, students have the opportunity to do their best work.
- While projects are often a way to engage students, how can we be sure a project is aligned to high priority outcomes and therefore worth doing?