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Student Directed Learning
Primary Level

 

Studentís Name: _______________________________________________

Teacher: _______________________________________ Grade: ________

School: ______________________________ Date: ____________________

Project Checklist Approval: _______________________________________

 

Directions:

1. The student must complete his or her own "Project Checklist".

2. The "Project Checklist" must be approved by a supervising teacher before the student may begin to work on his or her project.

3. The student must complete a weekly log of his or her progress on the "Project Checklist" weekly planner.

4. After approval is given by a supervising teacher, the student may work at his or her own pace.

5. The purpose of this program is to provide the student with the opportunity to develop his or her independent learning skills. Students are expected to make their own decisions regarding the implementation of this project. This means the student will need to determine when and who to ask for guidance. However, the student cannot depend on other individuals to determine how his or her project will be completed. This the studentís responsibility.

Before the student may begin the actual work on his or her project, the student must review the "Project Checklist" with his or her parent(s) and ask for parental approval.

I approve of this Student Directed Learning project.

________________________________________________

Parentís Signature

 

PROJECT CHECKLIST

 

Your Name: ________________________________________________

When will you start your project? ________________________________

When will you have your project done? ___________________________

 

 

1. What is the title of your project?  __________________________________

 

 

2. Circle the activities that might be included in your project.

map puzzle song
questionnaire diagram flag
model dictionary sculpture
scrapbook timeline film/movie
discussion graph demonstration
collection toy debate
advertisement poem museum
diary cooking learning center
machine computer program mobile
book photographs news article
chart play slide show
diorama letters trial product
art work shadow box dance
game place mat lesson
radio show secret code quiz show
cartoon display bulletin board
collage family tree DVD
CD costume celebration
puppet show statue VHS
recipe campaign painting
musical composition terrarium debate
training program story poster  

others: _______________________________________________________

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_____________________________________________________________

 

 

3. What questions will your project answer.

Who...________________________________________________________

When..._______________________________________________________

Where...______________________________________________________

Why...________________________________________________________

What..._______________________________________________________

How...________________________________________________________

Others: ______________________________________________________

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4. Describe your project.

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5. Circle the resources you might use to answer your questions and become an expert on your project?

phone books record books pamphlets
textbooks school brochures museums
magazines catalogs zoo
airport radio books
field trips farms library
how-to-books globe atlas
maps dictionary yellow pages
encyclopedia samples CD
DVD almanac films
pictures clubs organizations
slides diagrams travel agency
interviews graphs teachers
surveys newspapers senior citizens
photographs businesses famous people
observations hospitals friends
neighbors television colleges
laboratory senses art gallery
stores experiments buildings
performances models biographies
games internet theatre
videos biographies radio
concert government offices outdoors
parks state officials musicians
professors lawyers scientists
computer programs    

others: _______________________________________________________

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6. What equipment might you need to complete your investigation?

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7. How will you share your project with others?

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8. How can you assess (evaluate) your project?

Check each tool you can use to evaluate your project.

Explain each evaluation tool if necessary.

___ By your participation _________________________________________

___ By your time on task _________________________________________

___ By the knowledge you gained __________________________________

___ By the thinking skills you used _________________________________

___ By the new skills you acquired _________________________________

___ By the creativity of the project _________________________________

___ By your final product(s) _______________________________________

___ By the methods you used to learn ______________________________

___ By the cooperation displayed __________________________________

___ By the communication skills you used ___________________________

___ By problem-solving strategies you used __________________________

___ By the organizational skills you used ____________________________

___ By a test you used __________________________________________

___ By a performance you presented _______________________________

___ By a verbal presentation ______________________________________

___ By a video presentation _______________________________________

___ By a written report ___________________________________________

___ By a visual display ___________________________________________

___ Other: _____________________________________________________

___ Other: _____________________________________________________

___ Other: _____________________________________________________

 

 

9. Who can assess (evaluate) your project?

Check each person who can assess your project and write their name in the blank.

___ Self _______________________________________________________

___ Other students ______________________________________________

___ Other adults ________________________________________________

___ Parents ____________________________________________________

___ Teacher ___________________________________________________

___ Principal ___________________________________________________

___ Mentor ____________________________________________________

___ Journeyman ________________________________________________

___ Business People ____________________________________________

___ Experts ____________________________________________________

___ Others ____________________________________________________

___ Others ____________________________________________________

 

 

10. Assessing (evaluating) your project.

After you complete your project, take some time to review the plans you have developed for your project. Are there any changes or additions you would like to make to your "Project Checklist"?

Time to review the tools you chose to evaluate your project. Are there any new tools you would like to add to assess (evaluate) your project? Are there any new people you would like to have assess (evaluate) your project?

Each person you chose to assess (evaluate) your project should complete an Assessment Profile.

 

 

ASSESSMENT PROFILE

 

Studentís Name: ______________________________________________

Date: ____________________________________

 

Name of Person Completing Assessment:

___________________________________________________

1. List the assessment tool(s) on the lines below.

2. Use the assessment tool(s) to evaluate the project.

Rating scale:

 1 - Excellent (Needs little improvement)

2 - Very Good (Room for small improvements)

3 - Good (Potential for an excellent project exists)

4 - Fair (Needs more work)

Assessment Tools Rating Scale:

(Circle a number on each assessment item)

 

1.  _____________________________________________________ 1 2 3 4

Comments: ______________________________________________

2.  _____________________________________________________ 1 2 3 4

Comments: ______________________________________________

3.  _____________________________________________________ 1 2 3 4

Comments: ______________________________________________

4.  _____________________________________________________ 1 2 3 4

Comments: ______________________________________________

5.  _____________________________________________________ 1 2 3 4

Comments: ______________________________________________

6.  _____________________________________________________ 1 2 3 4

Comments: ______________________________________________

7.  _____________________________________________________ 1 2 3 4

Comments: ______________________________________________

8.  _____________________________________________________ 1 2 3 4

Comments: ______________________________________________

9.  _____________________________________________________ 1 2 3 4

Comments: ______________________________________________

10.  ____________________________________________________ 1 2 3 4

Comments: ______________________________________________

 

Average Score: ___________

Additional comments may be put on the back.