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Overview

Analyzing instructional needs, planning activities, estimating time, and preparing resources are key tasks in a project. This section highlights these tasks - and shows you how to be successful as a project planner.

 

Key Steps in Successful Project Planning

Organize Tasks and Activities

Decide How to Launch the Project

Gather Resources

Draw a "Storyboard"

Use the Project Planning Form

Structure Constructing a lesson plan is a familiar exercise for teachers. A project map is similar to a lesson plan, but it reflects the extended nature of projects and the need to structure the project.
Direction and Support A map helps you identify the requisite skills that your students need to perform, develop the timeline for the project, and gather resources to support critical learning activities in the project.
See the Evolution of a Project
Mapping the Project


Map the Project
High School
The Watershed Project
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Map the Project
High School
The Wing Project
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Map the Project
Middle School
The Gender Project
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PBL Videos

Elementary
Elementary
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Middle School

High School
High School
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Visit PBL-Online Partner, George Lucas Educational Foundation (GLEF), to learn more about these projects:
Newsome Park Elementary School:  More Fun Than a Barrel of ...Worms?
School of Environmental Studies:  It's All Happening at the Zoo School
Marin School of Arts and Technology:  An Incredible Journey

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