High Tech High

Student Projects

Project Management

Author: Lillian Hsu

Subject: HTH Structures

Project Details

#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.


Project Departments

Duration: 04:42
Patrick Yurick (9th Grade Multimedia) delegates responsibilities to three different departments all working together on creating one music video.

 

 


Project Crews

Duration: 02:41
Marisol Franco (9th Grade Spanish) delegates responsibilities to project crews as they prepare for a final exhibition.

 

 


Daily Planning and To-Do List

Duration: 01:20
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

Duration: 02:15
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

Duration: 03:38
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.

 

 


Journey Journals

Duration: 03:20
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.

 

 


Handouts


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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


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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


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Peer Assessment
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


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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


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Self-assessment
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


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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