Project Planner


Start planning your next PBL project with confidence, using this step-by-step form as your guide.

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Why is a project planner important?

When you’re ready to design a project for your classroom, it’s helpful to have a framework to capture your ideas and organize your plans.

A Gold Standard PBL unit has a lot of pieces to plan: your goals for student learning, entry event and driving question, major product(s) students will create, daily lessons, and more.

It’s also a good idea for a school to use a common framework for PBL unit planning, so teachers can collaborate using the same language, and share projects more easily with colleagues.

So we’ve created an UPDATED Project Planner to support you in the planning process.

The Project Planner has three parts:

1. Project Idea: A high-level description of your project, including the learning goals, major product(s), and driving question

2. Project Path Overview: A “map” of the significant steps in your project, including key questions that students might explore at each stage and notes about the learning experiences you plan to include

3. Project Calendar: Day-by-day activities in the project

The Project Planner also includes links to templates for a project rubric and project information sheet, as well as a sample family letter.

Access a Google Doc template for the updated Project Planner here.

Looking for a Word version and/or the previous (2021 Archived) version of our Project Planner? See the attachments below!


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