Project Based Learning Design Workbook for Student-Directed Learners

Grade Levels
9th - 12th, Homeschool
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13 pages
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Resource Description:

This project planner template guides self-directed learners through the design phase of project based learning. This resource includes the materials to help guide students through the process, along with a project based learning example to use as an anchor along the way.

Self-directed project-based learners design and lead their own projects by making a series of personal choices. My students fill out a project-design form that includes a driving question, a community expert plan, a final product plan, and an authentic presentation plan. But how do students arrive at a detailed and purposeful project plan? With this workbook.

This PBL workbook helps students brainstorm ideas and map out their project designs. It is an excellent tool for students (and teachers) that are new to self-directed project-based learning. It's also helpful for experienced project-based learners because it acts as a portfolio/organizer where students can keep a running list of project-topic options, questions, community connections, final product ideas. They can come back to these pages over and over for inspiration on future projects.

I highly recommend pairing this resource with my self-directed project-based learning tool kit, which includes all of the templates needed for student-led PBL once students have arrived at a project plan using this workbook.

This resource includes a printable AND Google Slides digital version. The PDF is not editable at this time. The digital version is more flexible, with the option to overlay text and images and to remove or delete slides to fit your needs.

Resource Includes:

1) A table of contents for easy navigation (the digital version has clickable links to each slide)

2) Mind maps/brainstorming templates that lead to a final project design plan

  • Strengths & challenges
  • Skills
  • Goals
  • Interests
  • Project-topics
  • Questions
  • Community experts
  • Authentic audience
  • Final product
  • Driving question

3) Project plan summary

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