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In this episode, Josh and Andrea dive into a conversation about the project planning process. They start out discussing where to start with the daunting task of planning a project. At 2:23, they discuss a standards-first approach and how to build authentic need out of content standards. At 10:24, they get into specifics about standards – how many standards go into a project? How long do we spend covering our standards? At 15:34, Josh talks about some of the essential questions to answer when planning a project. They discuss project ideas and where to get them starting at 17:42. Finally, they wrap up the discussion starting at 26:18 where they talk about getting feedback from colleagues on project ideas, including using the tuning protocol.
Don’t forget to check out Project Based Learning, Stories and Structures from Magnify Learning’s Executive Director, Ryan Steuer (Twitter: @ryansteuer) – your new, go-to guide for boots on the ground advice to introduce or improve on PBL in your classroom.