PREassess your students
What are their strengths and weaknesses?
- What knowledge do they lack?
- What knowledge do they already have?
What should they be learning?
- local learning standards
- state learning standards
- national learning standards
Select a theme, topic, or event your students will be exploring.
- gather ideas
- organize ideas
- label categories
Explore what are available resources/activities that
will help meet the instructional goals and objectives.
- online resources: copy and paste the URL into a document;
include short description of your thoughts on how to use
- offline resources: explore available resources for additional
Introduce New Skill
Select a format for introducing the activity to
- modeling: single activity such as a hotlist or a treasure
- framework: multiple activities such as a WebQuest, Project
Based Learning, or Big 6
Create a learning environment that supports new
skills and competencies needed for a global community.
- 3 skill sets: hard skill, soft skill and use of personal
- competencies: thinking skills, problem solving, decision
Test/assess student learning
Assessment should be an evaluative tool that measures
student achievement of those standards or learning objectives.
- use both formative and summative assessment
- communicate assessment to students and parents before
the activity/project begins
- involve students in decision-making process of what will
- create assessment in advance of the project