Engaged Learning Home Page

We have tried to organize the engaged learning pages in the most logical, sequential format. If you are highly skilled with the practice of engaged learning strategies, you may feel comfortable jumping from one page to another. If you are unfamiliar with engaged learning, you will want to follow our sequence to gain the best understanding of the strategy to complete your project in the most effective manner.

You will find assignments on many of the pages in this section of the LInC Program. Be certain to check with your facilitator to see which of these assignments you will be responsible for completing. As you work through these pages, you may need Web authoring skills and file transfer skills. Refer to our Technology Home Page for guidance and instruction as you approach the skills you need to learn to complete your project.

The resources listed below are designed to help you understand the indicators of engaged learning, indicators of high-technology performance and good project design.

Engaged Learning Project Simulations

The Educational Technology Simulation
The Legislative Simulation
The above simulations have been written so that participants can experience a technology-supported engaged learning project first-hand from a student's perspective.

Investigating Engaged Learning

Project Introduction - This activity asks you to examine a project and identify effective aspects of the project.
Investigating Engaged Learning (Analyzing a Project) - This activity is designed to identify the indicators of engaged learning and best use of technology using several project examples.
Project Examples - This page links to selected examples of projects created by past LInC participants. There are several projects for each grade level.
Fishbowl - Brainstorming a Project (A Script for Three) - The script models the process of brainstorming a project proposal. This is an automated script that will take about 10 minutes to view. It requires JavaScript to be enabled in your browser. There is also a low-tech plain text version of the same discussion.

Analyzing Project Elements

Creating a Project Proposal:

Getting Started on Your Project - Now that you have looked at examples for project proposals, here is a summary of some of the key aspects to consider as you develop your own project proposal.
Standards Page - This page links to state and national standards. Your project topic and learner outcomes should be based on one or more local, state or national standards.
Brainstorming Topics for Proposals - It is important for you to brainstorm several different topics that you might wish to use for your project. As you learn more about engaged learning, you will have more choices of topics to develop into a proposal and will be able to select the one that will work the best.
Project Proposals - You will present two proposals to the class and the class will offer positive comments and suggestions for revisions. Sometimes the idea you have in mind before class starts doesn't lend itself to engaged learning. Having a second equally developed proposal puts you in the best position to continue with the most promising project idea.
Proposal Creation is a Process. - This page outlines the steps a fictional participant (Bill) and his facilitator work through together as Bill strives to create his project proposal.
Project Proposal Template - Here is a template for your project proposal that you can copy and paste into your e-mail or plain text editor in order to write your proposal.
Proposal Rubric - This is a tool to help guide and assess your work on your proposal.

Writing Your Project:

Creating the Student Task

On these pages you will view the sample student task pages and write a list of project goals and objectives. You will begin writing your student task scenario. When you are ready to create Web pages for your work, please read the "Getting Started Guide for Writing Web Pages." It will walk you through the needed steps including downloading a folder with all the templates for your project and uploading your folder to the Web server to publish your project.

Student Perspective on PBL - A student shares her experiences with problem-based learning. She explains what worked and didn't work from a student's point of view.

Organizing Project Web Pages for Your Students - These pages will guide you as you create your Web pages for students.

Student Page Template - This is a template to use for your project Web pages for students.

Template for Unit Description before LInC - Template for writing a summary description of how your project was conducted before LInC. If the project was not used before, describe activities used to accomplish the same learner outcomes and content as your LInC project. An example is included.

Assessing Your Students' Learning (Your Project)

Fine-Tuning Your Project