Protocol Overview and Instructions:
Mapping out ahead of time who the stakeholders (people who may be effected by the driving question and potential solution) are, related to the driving question, is essential to developing solutions that work and that people will use.
Thinking through who is impacted by the results of our driving question was exciting for my students. At first they were very basic, but with a few prompting questions, they were able to create a more complete Stakeholder Map. The only thing challenging with this protocol was helping students to think outside of the most obvious stakeholders.
“When students see that their work impacts others, it makes them more invested in the project because their work is authentic.”
“It was nice to think about all of the people that we could include in our project!”
Meet the Educator:
I have taught fifth grade at Lakewood Elementary in West Ottawa Public Schools for 25 years. I love this age level because these students are so eager to learn and they truly impress me with what they can do. I am a PBL rookie, but I love what we’ve done so far!
"Teaching in the same grade for so long, I am always looking for ways to mix up what I do each year. Project Based Learning is a great way to bring new learning into our classroom."