Teachers have always used each other for good ideas to improve their instruction. The Designing Effective Projects resource includes a collection of exemplary Unit Plans that integrate technology into classroom projects. Most of the units were developed by teachers participating in the Intel® Teach professional development program. The program emphasizes curriculum development that aligns to standards and promotes higher-order thinking using Curriculum-Framing Questions, authentic project tasks, effective instructional strategies, and performance assessment. Designing Effective Projects provides a foundation for good planning and supports you in adapting these project-based units or developing your own from scratch.
Learn about effective use of project approaches across the curriculum and grades. Follow planning guidelines to help you target standards and assess student products and performances.
Review what current research says about higher-order thinking and what this look like in elementary and secondary classrooms.
Examine technology-rich unit plans you can use right away, or as models for your own planning.
Learn about adapting several "ideas worth borrowing" to engage students and meet your instructional aims.
Explore the features and benefits of project-based learning with classroom scenarios that help you to engage students with self-directed learning.