Goals and Objectives Coaching Moment
Which are the most important goals for your program and its age group?
Instructions: Grab any of the bolded goals below and drag them to arrange them in order of your top priorities. Click on each goal to get more information.
Support and expand academic skills (i.e., core literacy, math, science and content knowledge) in a hands-on, applied way.
Write specific academic content links and learning objectives in project planners.
Deliberately focus project activities on reaching objectives.
Train staff to create links with school-day learning. See also Aligning to the School Day.
Keep children interested in the program; improve attendance and retention.
Use the Getting and Using Youth Input training to ensure that projects are relevant, meaningful and challenging for participants.
Be sure projects allow for varied types of participation, in order to be inclusive of all youth.
Build children’s 21st century skills.
If you need a refresher, view this page to reflect on the concept of 21st century skills. Next, pick a few 21st century skills to add to the project's overall objectives. Also use the Training Starter 21st Century Skills in Practice.
Connect the program and the children with community organizations, community leaders and local issues.
Start by reviewing your program’s list of current and previous partners to see if there are possible connections between people and organizations you already have relationships with, and your project goals. Next, consider more people and organizations that can help, such as city agencies or local community-based organizations and businesses.
- 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