Protocol Overview and Instructions:
Creating a safe environment and a healthy culture for your teams will help them build better projects and solutions. Have your teams discuss their hopes, fears and set norms. As students move through their projects, continue to remind them of what they created and hold them accountable.
Hopes, Fears, Norms Protocol Instructions
I used the Hopes and Fears protocol with my students in a different stage for a change. I wanted the students to share the hopes they have for our final two solutions, so they could share what they hope our solutions will accomplish and the fears they have about our solutions. My purpose was for our responses to guide us in anticipating things before we started the planning of the solutions.
"I was a little worried about using this protocol in the end during our solutions stage instead of the observation stage, but I am glad we did. It shows the protocols can be used in all stages."
"Looking at our fears helped us make sure we will get our solution to be really good."
Meet the Educator:
Amy is an educator at West Ottawa Public Schools. She teaches 4th grade at Lakewood Elementary.
"Integrating curriculum through PBL experiences has sparked a passion for authentic, real world problem solving in my students. My 4th graders are more actively engaged and enthusiastic about the learning process since I began using the Creative Sequence and Design Thinking protocols. They are gaining empathy for those around them and building employability skills along the way. It is thrilling to witness their excitement!"