Planning Training — Coaching Moment
Consider and plan how you will build staff skills over time.
Instructions: Click the pointers below to see the How-To Action Steps.
Some projects require special knowledge and skill sets, but a core set of strategies and techniques underlies most project-based learning.
Review Training Starter topics. Select and develop trainings based on staff skills and needs. Identify partners, volunteers, community organizations or family members to contribute special skills. Provide everyone with core training needed.
Site-based, in-service training and staff development allow tailoring to your specific conditions, sustained follow-up and continuous quality building.
Review the Training Guide and Template to get started with site-based professional development. Commit staff meeting time to project review and discussion.
Skill building for project-based learning should involve ongoing review and training from prelaunch through implementation and culminating events.
Commit staff meeting time to project review and discussion. Develop your own trainings from the Training Starters, or use full Trainings to Go and customize them for your needs. Find additional resources in the Learn More Library. Use the Project-Based Learning Implementation Planner to create a training plan, and continue with the Follow Up and Supervision Checklist.
Because project-based learning, staff and resources are so varied, no one training can cover everything.
- 2Key Terms
- 3Project-Based Learning Diagram
- 4What Makes a Good Project?
- 5Life Is Full of Projects
- 6Benefits of Projects
- 721st Century Skills
- 8Habits of Mind
- 9Projects or Activities?
- 10Project Kickoff
- 11Understanding Community Needs
- 12Become Active Investigators
- 13Engaging Students in Active Learning
- 14What Makes a Good Driving Question?
- 15Project Launch
- 16Learning by Doing
- 17Learning by Doing: Example
- 18Project-Based Learning in Action
- 19The Adult's Role
- 20Working With Diverse Student Groups
- 22Culminating Event Examples
- 23Time to Shine
- 24The Audience
- 25Document and Evaluate the Learning
- 27Civic Learning and Engagement Introduction
- 28Civic Learning and Engagement
- 29Committed to Positive Change
- 30Key Civic Terms
- 31A Special Kind of Project-Based Learning
- 32Civic Learning and Engagement in Action
- 33Encouraging Active Participation
- 34Building 21st Century Skills
- 35Linking With School-Day Civics
- 36Linking Civic Learning and Engagement With School-Day Learning
- 37Linking Skills and Academics With Civic Life
- 38Starting a Project
- 39Develop a Plan of Action
- 40Implement a Plan of Action
- 41Evaluate and Reflect
- 42Realizing the Results
- 43Learn More Library
- 46Check for Understanding
- 1Implementing Project-Based Learning
- 2Keep It Youth Centered
- 3Youth-Centered Coaching Moment
- 4Set Clear Goals and Objectives
- 5Goals and Objectives Coaching Moment
- 6Make it Doable and Sustainable
- 7Projects Over Time — Coaching Moment
- 8Facilitating Self-Directed Learning
- 9Self-Directed Learning Example
- 10Self-Directed Learning — Example 2
- 11Facilitation Strategies
- 12Think Globally, Act Locally
- 13Projects for Every Age
- 14Incorporate Multiple Perspectives
- 15Facilitation for Success
- 16Working With Agencies and Groups
- 17Demonstrate and Document Learning
- 18Demonstrate Learning — Coaching Moment
- 19Demonstrate Learning — Coaching Moment 2
- 20Pull It Together
- 21Additional Resources