#4 of 6 HTH Structures
HTH Teachers use a variety of strategies to help students stay organized and focused during project time. Many teachers organize students into different departments or crews; students also take on defined roles within a group. To make use of their time wisely, group members complete a daily plan outlining each person’s responsibilties.
Patrick Yurick (9th Grade Multimedia) delegates responsibilities to three different departments all working together on creating one music video.
Marisol Franco (9th Grade Spanish) delegates responsibilities to project crews as they prepare for a final exhibition.
Daily Planning and To-Do List
Ted Cuevas (9th Grade Physics/Math) keeps project groups organized and on task by having each group make a daily plan and each individual student make a to-do list.
Daily Planning in Action
Students of Ted Cuevas (9th Grade Humanities) complete their daily planning and to-do lists before they can begin their project work for the day.
Above and Beyond Jobs
As his students work on their class mythography publication, Bobby Shaddox (6th Grade Humanities) encourages students who finish early to take on an “above and beyond job,” as an editor or a Photoshop mentor.
Patrick Yurick (9th Grade Multimedia) uses the Journey Journal Flowchart to help his students stay organized throughout each project and take responsibility for keeping track of deadlines.
Daily Planning Organizational Tool
Ted Cuevas (9th Grade Physics/Math) and Kay Flewelling (9th Grade Humanities): A daily planning format that students use to delegate individual responsibilities within a group
Weekly and Daily Goals
Marisol Franco and Patrick Yurick (11th Grade Spanish/Multimedia): A goal setting sheet that each group uses to plan out their time for each day of the week
Marisol Franco and Patrick Yurick (11th Grade Spanish/Multimedia): A peer assessment that students use to give each other feedback on their contribution to the group
Project Manager Log
Marisol Franco and Patrick Yurick (11th Grade Spanish/Multimedia): An accountability log that each group’s project manager completes once a week
Marisol Franco and Patrick Yurick (11th Grade Spanish/Multimedia): A self-assessment tool that each student uses to reflect on the Habits of Heart and Mind
Audience Critique Form
Marisol Franco and Patrick Yurick (11th Grade Spanish/Multimedia): An audience critique form used by groups to get feedback on their work