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ERIC Number: EJ824525
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1082-5754
Getting Girls EX.I.T.E.D about Project Management
Norstrom, Bjorn; Smith, Carol; Haglund, Annika
Learning & Leading with Technology, v36 n3 p24-28 Nov 2008
Students are asked to complete projects every day--from a simple PowerPoint presentation to college applications and financial aid forms. Students are expected to complete these projects to certain standards. However, students are often not provided with the tools and skills needed to successfully manage projects, especially complex ones. As opposed to traditional subjects such as math, science, reading, and writing, project management is not a skill set schools typically teach and assess. This is unfortunate since project management actually is an entire field of study. As many teachers know, numerous students fail assignments and projects not because of lack of content knowledge, but because they lack the skills to manage projects to a successful conclusion. Mastering the process of managing projects is critical for students to succeed in school. This article describes EXploring Interests in Technology and Engineering (EX.I.T.E.), a pilot collaboration initiative between Colchester Middle School (CMS) in Colchester, Vermont, and International Business Machines (IBM) in Burlington, Vermont. (Contains 6 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
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Language: English
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