Protocol Overview and Instructions:
Having a truly authentic audience (someone who cares about the solution or product that the students will produce) within a project-based learning unit can make a huge difference in terms of the level of motivation and effort that students put into what they do and the level of product that they produce at the end.
Authentic Audience Protocol Instructions
We practiced our pitches and presented them to the business that we worked with. They gave us feedback on our work as well.
It’s always challenging and nerve wracking for students to collaborate on a pitch but it’s so high leverage and grows our kids. They capitalize on each other’s strengths and try to make their pitch engaging for the audience.
"My class worked so hard on our pitch. I think the most important part of the pitch was the “why” that they shared- how their idea connected to the driving question and why it would be a good solution."
"I was so nervous to present but my group made a plan together. We had fun showing our prototype."
Meet the Educator:
Teaching in Grand Haven for 10 years- 6 as a 1st grade educator and 4 as a 4th grade educator.
“PBL and Design thinking gives my students to collaborate and think authentically. I like the chance to connect with community and for my students to be a part of something that inspires them to grow.”