Magnify Learning’s Core Project-Based Learning Components
Content Knowledge & Skills: The project demonstrates a range of content knowledge that is clearly focused on conceptual development and is integrated through workshops/lessons
Authenticity & Relevance-Addressed a real-world challenge, need, problem, or concern: The project is authentic and relevant for students and must address community-driven issues. Adults in the "real world" are likely to tackle the problem or question addressed in the project.
Inquiry: The project contains major phases of the challenge, and helps the students organize their to-do lists without overly prescribing tasks.
Student Voice & Choice: The project includes multiple opportunities for students to provide creative solutions to the challenge, and allows students to contribute individually to the group according to their respective talents and skills.
Collaboration: The project design intentionally supports group interactions through various strategies and allows students to engage in cooperative learning activities that promote productive interdependence, individual accountability, and positive interaction among the students.
Employability (21st Century) Skills: The project incorporates employability skills, i.e. critical thinking, communication, collaboration, technology use, innovation, self-direction, persistence, which are assessed both formatively and summative throughout the project.
Community Partnerships: The project involves community partners who have played an integral role throughout the project and provide feedback and/or contribute to the final evaluation.
Feedback & Revision: Students receive frequent and timely feedback on their works-in-progress from teachers, mentors, and peers and are given time to use the feedback to revise and improve their end products.
Publicly Presented Product: The final product is a culminating exhibition, presentation, or activity in front of an informed audience which addresses and authentic challenge posed by the community partner.
Reflection: Throughout the course of the project and afterwards there are deliberate times of reflection in regards to learning and progress.