ERIC Number: ED456117
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Everyone's Guide to Successful Project Planning: Tools for Youth. Student Guide.
Edwards, Keisha M.
This handbook was designed to lead students step-by-step through the planning process for conducting a community project and, thereby, help them learn project-planning skills. The guide is organized in six sections. The first section, "Preliminary Thinking," includes topics such as motivation ("What's in it for me?"), sample projects, personal strengths and weaknesses, human relations, and teamwork. The second section, "Project Planning," leads students to identify the problem, issue or need, set project and personal goals, find out others' opinions, and connect to the community. In the third section, "Getting the Big Picture," students are led to think big, consider all aspects of the project, and identify resources, while the fourth section, "A Master Plan," presents the seven steps of a master plan. "Doing" the project is the topic of the fifth section, which includes a project log, time management form, weekly job duties report, challenges and projects report, interview questions, job list, and basic skills notes. Finally, the last section leads students to reflect on the project once it is finished. (KC)
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Experiential Learning, Program Administration, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Program Guides, Secondary Education, Student Leadership, Student Participation, Student Projects, Systems Development, Teaching Methods
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.
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