When you work with your teachers to design PBL activities, focus on what students will be able to do and should know. In designing a project, consider the SMART elements:

Specific: Ensure that everyone is aware of the learning goals, outcomes and objectives.
Measured: Define the academic content standards that will be addressed.
Achievable: Make sure that the goal and objectives are realistic and doable.
Relevant: Review the goal and make sure it is aligned to the standard and topic.
Timely: Develop a timeline that works and is realistic with the curriculum and school calendar.

SMART adapted from "Coaching Successfully" by J. Eaton and R. Johnson.

Submitted by:Barbara Bray

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