During our fifth week in Technology-Supported Project-Based Learning, we were to perfect our project and reflect on our final project. We also We were to:
- Read & review various resources on managing the process
- Finalize our project & add any new content to our PBL project site.
- Revise & refine our assessment plan to better reflect any changes we’ve made to our project – especially changes in student outcomes or standards addressed.
- Use the Project Design Rubric as a guide for providing feedback to the project of one classmate in the discussion forum
- Reflect on the following questions:
- Who will you involve in the post-project reflection process?
- What will the process look like?
- Is it just a one-time assessment?
Post-Project Reflection Process:
BIE describes “debriefing” as the multi-person process will assist you in understanding how you can apply your current project experience to projects you may attempt in the future. I will engage in this post-project reflection process with my grade level team because we teach students of the same population and have similar struggles. I know I can count on them to get an honest evaluation of my work. This will look like them reviewing the project beforehand and suggesting any changes or adjustments that they notice. It may even include ideas on how to improve or modify for our students This is not just a one-time assessment, we will do this continuously throughout the process as inevitably things come up or ideas are developed, especially once the children are involved as they have a say in the project as well. After the project has been completed in the classrooms, we will come together once again. In order for this process to be successful, I need to graciously receive their suggestions and apply it to my project. This is a continuous reflection and modification as that is how projects are perfected and become unique to ourselves.
Reflection of Learning: This assignment required me to delve into the rubric to assess my own Project-Based Learning project and that of a peer. I got the experience to analyze another project and see how another person took the same instructions and guidelines and made them their own. This rubric helped me to conduct an indepth analysis of my own project and the things I needed to change to make it easier to understand and implement. Finally, I synthesized the information I learned to perfect my PBL project.
- AECT Standard 4.3 Reflection on Practice: To further delve into perfecting my project-based learning project and refletion I analyzed and interpreted the rubric and a peer’s project. This helped me enhance my own project to meet both mine & my instructors expectations.