The Project and Concept Unit Pages

Each project or concept unit page has the following information

  • Essential Question: Key questions that students are answering or exploring within the project
  • Enduring Understanding: Key insights from the project, which generally apply to multiple topics and situations
  • Description: Background on the project and a general overview of what the student will be doing throughout the project
  • Project Guide: A teacher-facing document that provides a comprehensive overview of a project (similar to a unit plan). This includes the project info, scope and sequence, cognitive skills and where they show up in the project, knowledge and understandings, standards alignment, focus area alignment, sample calendar, and project structure
  • Cognitive Skills: The skills that the project assesses. These skills come from the cognitive skills rubric, a collection of 36 higher-order thinking skills that are geared towards readiness for college, career and life 
  • Focus Areas: The focus areas with the content knowledge a student needs in order to be successful on the project
  • Standards: Each project is Common Core or Next Generation Science Standards aligned
  • Final Products: Products that allow students to demonstrate their understanding of cognitive skills, which must be submitted in order to complete the project
  • Checkpoints: Learning experiences that students will complete as they work towards their final products

 

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