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Introduction | Task | Process | Assessment | Conclusion | Learn more…


INTRODUCTION

This document should be written with TechLab students as the intended audience. Write a short paragraph here to introduce the activity. If there is a role or scenario involved (e.g., “You are a detective trying to identify the mysterious poet.”) then here is where you’ll set the stage. If there’s no motivational intro like that, use this section to provide a short advance organizer or overview. Remember that the purpose of this section is to both prepare and hook the reader.

It is also in this section that you’ll communicate the Big Question (Essential Question, Guiding Question) that the whole TechChallenge is centered around.



TASK

Describe crisply and clearly what the end result of the activities will be. The task could be a:

  • problem or mystery to be solved;
  • position to be formulated and defended;
  • product to be designed;
  • complexity to be analyzed;
  • personal insight to be articulated;
  • summary to be created;
  • persuasive message or journalistic account to be crafted;
  • a creative work, or
  • anything that requires process and transform the information gathered.

If the final product involves using some tool (e.g., the Web, video), mention it here.

Don’t list the steps to do the TechChallenge. That belongs in the Process section.



PROCESS

To accomplish the task, what steps to go through? Use the numbered list format in your web editor to automatically number the steps in the procedure. Describing this section well will help others see how your TechChallenge flows and how they might adapt it, so the more detail and care you put into this, the better. Describe the steps using the second person.

  1. First you’ll be assigned to a team of 3 …
  2. Once you’ve picked a role to play….
  3. … and so on.

Learners will access the on-line resources that you’ve identified as they go through the Process. You may have a set of links that everyone looks at as a way of developing background information, or not. If you break learners into groups, embed the links that each group will look at within the description of that stage of the process. Resources are included in the Process section.

In the Process block, you might also provide some guidance on how to organize the information gathered. This advice could suggestions to use flowcharts, summary tables, concept maps, or other organizing structures. The advice could also take the form of a checklist of questions to analyze the information with, or things to notice or think about. If you have identified or prepared guide documents on the Web that cover specific skills needed for this TechChallenge (e.g. how to brainstorm, how to prepare to interview an expert), link them to this section.



ASSESSMENT

Describe to the learners how their performance will be evaluated. Specify whether there will be a common grade for group work vs. individual grades.

Beginning

1

Developing

2

Accomplished

3

Exemplary

4

Score
 

Stated Objective or Performance 

Description of identifiable performance characteristics reflecting a beginning level of performance. Description of identifiable performance characteristics reflecting development and movement toward mastery of performance. Description of identifiable performance characteristics reflecting mastery of performance. Description of identifiable performance characteristics reflecting the highest level of performance.
 

Stated Objective or Performance

Description of identifiable performance characteristics reflecting a beginning level of performance. Description of identifiable performance characteristics reflecting development and movement toward mastery of performance. Description of identifiable performance characteristics reflecting mastery of performance. Description of identifiable performance characteristics reflecting the highest level of performance.


CONCLUSION

Put a couple of sentences here that summarize what they will have accomplished or learned by completing this activity. You might also include some questions or additional links to extend their thinking into other related content.

  • WWW – What Went Well?
  • EBI – Even Better If…
  • INT – I Need To…

LEARN MORE…  Credits & References

List here the sources of any images, music or text that you’re using. Provide links back to the original source. Say thanks to anyone who provided resources or help.

List any books and other analog media that you used as information sources as well.

List standards addressed.


This template was adapted  from  WebQuest for TechChallenge design projects.
Feb 13, 2017