Uncategorized

HQPBL: process over product

IMG_0361The summer of 2018 allowed me to give 14 educators the opportunity to develop High Quality Project Based Learning units for their students. These dedicated teachers spent time creating new or polishing old units and using the HQPBL framework as a guide. Amber Player, Atlanta Girls’ School English teacher and Author, recently introduced her unit to her grade 10 English class. The focus of their work centers around the summer reading, Never Let Me Go. The final product will be a student choice artifact focused on MEMORY, THE PURPOSE OF ART or THE NATURE OF THE SOUL/ETHICS OF CLONING.

 

IMG_0362

Students are in the very early stages of the project and in my opinion the most important phase; researching, developing ideas, journaling and on-going discussions. I believe that process is more important than the finished product. It is the time when students gain key skills: analyzing, critical thinking, project management, communicating in various forms. This time might not demonstrate what looks like a lot of excitement but the process is necessary to have a finished product that generates a WOW moment.IMG_0363

Standard

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s