LInC ACT Future Action Plan

The goal of this action plan is to help you fine-tune your project using the knowledge you have acquired through your hands-on experience the first time you implemented it with students. It is mainly a reflection about process, just as your revised project is a reflection of the content and product.

Take some time to reflect on and analyze your project implementation. Use the daily project journal reflection entries you wrote to help you remember what you saw at each step while students were field-testing the project. Review the focus areas listed below and describe what future planning you will do and changes you will implement to achieve a richer, more successful experience for your students.

Focus Areas:

  1. Teacher Role:
    1. Facilitator
    2. Guide
    3. Co-learner

  2. Class Management:
    1. Climate
    2. Access to resources and technology
    3. Scaffolding for student independence

  3. Elements of Engaged Learning:
    1. Authentic Task
    2. Hook
    3. Student Direction
    4. Assessment and Evaluation
    5. Effective Technology Integration for:
      • Collaborating with students and/or experts in other places
      • Allowing students to share their work to a broader audience
      • Providing students access to more research resources

  4. Project Materials
    (Changes needed should be described in the future action plan and changed in the project materials and implementation plan.)

    What changes are needed in the Web pages or Word documents you created for your students to use in working on this project?

  5. Any other area that you have ideas for changing that could increase the success of the project?

Questions to Consider:

Some questions you may want to consider while doing this are:
(You do not need to answer every question for every focus area. These are some questions to help you get your creative juices flowing.)

  1. What worked most effectively in your project? (What aspects do you need to keep?)
  2. What changes might you make in order to be even more effective?
  3. What artifacts did you collect to indicate the level of success you acheived?
  4. What artifacts would it help to collect next time?
  5. What were the major weaknesses of your project?
  6. What will you do differently to enhance this aspect of the project to increase the learning opportunities for students?
  7. How will you facilitate the project more effectively the next time you use it?
  8. Other questions/situations that came up that may be particular to your project implementation . . .