ABSTRACT

This chapter discusses the create virtual projects that are authentic and engaging, helping teachers to consider what instructional model works best with their content, whether to make projects interdisciplinary, helping students learn how to tackle projects, and the importance of addressing equity issues. The important thing to remember if creating a project based on a product or performance is there should be high levels of student voice and choice; if the majority of the projects come out looking the same, that is, an indicator that students needed more ownership of their own learning. Projects are one of the best ways to increase student motivation by making learning relevant for students. Projects can range from simple to complex, and may take many different forms depending on the instructional model that is used. Problem-based learning is frequently conflated with project-based learning, probably because they both have the same acronym.