The Project Management Toolkit for Teachers® provides a modular, user-friendly resource that teachers can use to help prepare youth aged 12-18 to be college and career ready. The materials use a project learning approach to teach students the universal life, learning, and professional skills of project management
Through the Project Management Toolkit for Teachers®, teachers will gain the following:
An understanding of project management and how to help students develop the skills to successfully manage their classroom projects
A complete set of tools inclusive of warm-ups, lessons, rubrics and assessments to integrate project management skills and knowledge into their classroom
An understanding of how to teach students to co-manage projects using the materials from the Project Management Toolkit for Teachers®
On the tabs above, you will find two versions of this toolkit:
The Project Management Toolkit for Teachers®- PM Terminology is aligned with professional project management (PM) terminology for those who would like to emphasize project management using industry standard terminology.
The Project Management Toolkit for Teachers® - PBL Terminology is aligned with Project Based Learning (PBL) terminology for teachers who are currently using PBL teaching methods in the classroom and would like to use project management frameworks to support their current classroom practices, or for any teacher who finds that this vocabulary better fits their classroom needs.
The two versions cover the same material and teachers are encouraged to utilize whichever version fits best in their classroom structure.
The Project Management Toolkit for Teachers® is a framework that can be used with any kind of classroom or out of school project. It is fully customizable so that you can select and revise whichever parts are relevant to your learning objectives, project and classroom.
Both versions of the Toolkit were formulated by drawing from research-based best practices in professional project management and then adopting those techniques and processes for application in secondary-classroom settings.
Both versions of the Project Management Toolkit for Teachers® are organized into four main stages that follow the project management process. Monitoring and Controlling, a fifth stage of professional project management, is incorporated into the other stages to better illustrate its role as a concurrent process. The material covered in each phase is outlined here.
Initiating or Defining a project is the opportunity to establish its elements and boundaries, so that the size and shape of the project and its outcomes are all understood and agreed upon before beginning work. This stage begins with an issue, question, problem, or perspective.
The amount of time and energy dedicated to planning will correlate directly to how well the project stays on schedule and on budget, and how well it meets its goals. During the Planning Stage, the project is further refined, roles are identified, and a schedule is established.
The core of the project is the doing itself — the implementation of the plans. Executing or Doing a project includes monitoring work, collaborating with team members, assessing progress, and revising Student Project Plans.
Closing or Reviewing is the opportunity to focus on the learning outcomes, the effectiveness of the team's processes, and the quality of the project deliverables. In this final stage, the focus is on assessing and celebrating the achievements of the entire project.
To download the Project Management Toolkit for Teachers, go to the PM Terminology or PBL Terminology tab.
Project Management Terminology
On this page you will find the download files for the Project Management Toolkit for Teachers®, - Project Management Terminology. As mentioned on the Introduction tab, this version of the Toolkit is aligned with professional project management terminology for those who would like to emphasize project management as a career skill utilizing industry standard terminology.
The full Toolkit includes five download folders: Preface, Initiating, Planning, Executing, and Closing. Monitoring and Controlling, the fifth phase of project management, has been incorporated into the other phases to better illustrate its role as a concurrent process.
In the download folders, you will find the following files:
Introduction to Toolkit and how to use it
Background Information on project management
Appendix discussing connections between project management project based learning
Download (English)zip, 3.2 MB
Project Phase Folders
Initiating, Planning, Executing, and Closing
A Teacher Overview, providing background information and classroom support
A Student Project Plan, which allows students to work through their projects using project management frameworks
A short slide deck, which can be used as a quick review or to project as a reminder of key terms and concepts while students complete project work
An appendix including warm ups, additional class activities, and a glossary
Download (English)zip, 5.0 MB
Download (English)zip, 6.5 MB
Download (English)zip, 6.3 MB
Download (English)zip, 5.3 MB
Project Based Learning Terminology
On this page you will find the download files for the Project Management Toolkit for Teachers®, - Project Based Learning (PBL) Terminology. As mentioned on the Introduction tab, this version of the Toolkit is aligned with project based learning terminology for teachers who are currently using this teaching method and would like to use project management frameworks to support their current classroom practices.
The full Toolkit includes five download folders: Preface, Defining, Planning, Doing, and Reviewing. Each section also discusses methods for monitoring and controlling learning projects.