Project Presentation Framework
One of the components of your project is to create a project presentation page. This page serves several purposes. It is a planning tool, an organizational tool, and a tool to present your project. Some people enjoy starting this page before they begin the scenario. This page is written in outline form for a quick reference of important project information. Included on this page is a brief description of the rationale for the project and who the audience will be.
Title of Project/Unit:
Three- or four-sentence description of your project and audience
Characteristics of the learner and description of the class setting
- Learner Outcomes:
- What do you want the students to know and be able to do when they complete the project/unit?
Structure of the Learning:
The content is framed within a student scenario that contains an authentic student task, a challenging problem and requires multidisciplinary inquiry and investigation. The task will require collaboration with peers and possibly mentors. The hook you create captivates the learner and creates an intrinsic need to know.
The process is the way you structure the learning to engage students in the project/unit goals and objectives. How are they going to accomplish the task? What are the students doing? What is the teacher doing? How are you assessing the process of learning? How is the student directing the learning?
What is the end-product the students will produce? How is technology integrated within this product? How will you assess the product?
Best Use of Technology:
How is technology integrated within this project? How is the technology supporting the engaged learning? How are you using two way communication with mentors or experts? How are you collaborating with other classrooms or students?
Assessment is not a test at the end of a unit. It is found in all three learning components: the content, the process, and the product. It is performance-based, seamless, generative, and ongoing. Students need multiple opportunities to demonstrate their learning.
- After facilitating and guiding your students through the project/unit, ask yourself the following questions: What worked well? What wasn't as successful as I had hoped? What would I modify or change before I use the project/unit again?
Alignment with Standards:
What local, state, and/or national standards have you addressed?
There are three templates available to use when creating your project. Click below to see them. When you view them you will notice that the presentation and scenario pages have buttons at the top that link to the other components of your project. It is not appropriate for your student pages to link to the presentation page or scenario page. The pages include a footer that identifies the tag lines describing the funding organizations for the course, author of the document, and the date.
To save time in creating your pages, we have developed templates for you to use. Contact your facilitator for instructions on how to obtain and begin using these templates.
Click below to see the format you should use when creating your project.
- Examples of some of the project presentation pages are listed below. Click on them to view.
- We Never Promised you a Greenhouse
- All about Water
- Lead It Be
- Exploring our Past: the Revolutionary War
Participants need to download a copy of each of these templates for use. If the participants are only word processing their work, they will not need the templates until they begin to use the Web editor.