Where can I learn more about Projects?

As a parent/guardian, you may be interested in exploring the different parts of the Summit Learning Platform your child works with daily.

Projects tend to mimic the work of people in the field or workplace. Through Projects, students develop the higher level thinking and life skills, such as critical thinking, communication and problem-solving. On some days, students may collaborate in groups or participate in whole-class discussions; on other days, students may work independently to write essays, develop lab reports or create presentations. As students work on Projects, they build towards completing Final Products that demonstrate mastery of Cognitive Skills.

You can always see more information about a Project by clicking on the Project name from the Week, Year, or the Progress sections. Each Project page provides 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
  • 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
  • Cognitive Skills: Deeper learning, critical thinking, communication, and problem-solving skills students will need to apply throughout the Project, with opportunities to receive feedback on their progress
  • Focus Areas: Resources to build background content knowledge and check student understanding through Content Assessments


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