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    Step One: Task Definition
     
    • Identify what the teacher wants. If you can't restate this in your own words, ask for clarification. 
    • Ask yourself, "What information do I need to find in order to answer the teacher's question?"
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    • Make a list of facts and details you will need to learn in order to provide the teacher what he/she wants. This is also known as brainstorming.

  • Develop a plan that will help you move from the beginning to the end. You may need to give yourself a daily to do list in order to help you move forward at the pace your teacher requires. If you have to work as a group, use a team plan in order to assign specific tasks to each member. 
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    • Determine what end product will be created. Does the teacher ask for a specific product? Are you able to select your own end product? This could be an essay, a PowerPoint, a Prezi, a diorama, a video, or whatever you can imagine.

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    Teacher's Notes
     
    When developing a research project or a PBL, create it by first establishing what the end result would be and work backwards in order to identify each step you will the students to undergo.

  • Ask the Library Media Specialist to collaborate with you in the project development in order to identify the best resources available as well as what technological skills with which you may need assistance in teaching your students.
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  • Be sure to provide students an assignment sheet with specific details. This will aide Information Literacy Staff in helping them identify the best resources for their needs.
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