ERIC Number: ED456118
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Everyone's Guide to Successful Project Planning: Tools for Youth. Facilitator Guide.
Edwards, Keisha M.
This planning guide contains tools for youth development programs, schools, and youth aged 11-21 years from all backgrounds who are working on team projects in their communities. The tools are designed to help young people structure and implement successful projects and provide a means for them to recognize and assess what they have learned through a reflection process. This facilitator's guide covers each tool in the youth guide, with field-based suggestions for use of the tools, small- and large-group activities, and points of discussion. It provides suggestions for helping young people get started on a project, tailoring the tools to their needs and helping them document and reflect on the finished product. The guide also contains exemplary project descriptions and profiles. The four sections include: (1) "Thinking about Project Learning" (e.g., why use project-based learning and connecting project-based learning to national and local standards); (2) "Elements of a Successful Team Project" (e.g., what project-based learning looks like, project-based learning essentials, and the facilitator's role); (3) "Using the Tools" (preliminary thinking, project planning, getting the big picture, the master plan, implementing, and reflecting); and (4) "Enrichment and Extensions" (tools and resources). (SM)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Citizen Participation, Program Development, Secondary Education, Student Projects, Teamwork, Youth Programs
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.
Note: For the student guide, see SP 040 271.