Continue Initial Research and Have Students Decide on Their Product

  1. Each student chooses a final product.
  2. Group students by product type and form cohorts. Create cohorts of 3 to 5 students. Explain the purpose of cohorts: To provide support and feedback during a process of learning. Cite examples of cohorts in school and the workplace.
  3. Have teams review and discuss the Teamwork Rubric
  4. Design an initial task for the cohorts. Each student in the cohort should present a draft idea for his or her product. Cohort members should respond using a simple protocol using I like, I wonder, and I suggest. Have cohorts review their process at the end of the period. Were they effective and did they listen to one another?
  5. Plan for resources. Students should create a list of materials or resources they will need for creating the product. This is due on Quiz Day.

Tips and Tools

If necessary, use the team-building resources in the Resources section to establish effective working teams. Suggested:

Share the initial brainstorm on the Driving Question using Gallery Walks (link takes you to an explanation of a Gallery Walk) or Padlet (a site where you can add anything to your blank “wall”).

Have students enter their observations (what they learned, what they need to learn, etc) in their Daily Learning Logs