Capstone Project Title
Trish Harvey and Julianne Scullen
Research shows that Project-Based Learning has an impact on student engagement in a variety of ways. This capstone project is a unit plan designed to utilize Project-Based Learning as the foundation for a College and Career Readiness course. The main Project-Based Learning system utilized is the GOLD Standard PBL by the Buck Institute which attempts to maintain student engagement through complex tasks on a topic of the student’s choice. The focal point for students centers around STEAM careers in particular, but can be adjusted for use in other classes. The overall goal of this project is to allow secondary students to become familiar with a science, technology, engineering, art, or math career of their choice, and investigate solutions to that career’s possible problems today. Students will develop skills that align with the rubrics that follow International Baccalaureate standards examined within the setting of the capstone paper description. This unit plan is intended to be used at the middle school level, but could be altered for high school.
Assessment, Curriculum, Interdisciplinary Teaching, College and Career Readiness
Carlson, James, "Project-Based Learning and Student Engagement in the Interdisciplinary Secondary Classroom" (2023). School of Education and Leadership Student Capstone Projects. 963.
School of Education Student Capstone Projects