Student Management of Classroom Activities as a Project
This workshop provides a practical application of project management strategies that can easily be implemented in any classroom, and modifiable by students who wish to expand its use beyond the classroom. The audience for this workshop would include primarily instructors in technical programs as the tool is best suited for use by students in the STEM majors.
- Understand how the five process groups from the PMBOK can be used in an abbreviated way in the classroom through use of a customized tool.
- Understand how to modify the tool to fit the needs of the course.
- Understand how to introduce the tool to students.
- Explore some ways to encourage tool use in the classroom.
While I will make the tool, an operating manual, and all my instructional materials available for use by participants, this will be a hands-on opportunity as well. We will explore the formulas used in the tool, discuss a number of ways to customize the tool, and take suggestions for tool improvement as well. Laptops and access to Excel are not required for the class, but they are certainly welcome for those who want to build and/or customize their own in the time allotted.
Workshop Activities as Support for the Learning Objectives
- By reviewing the pieces of the tool from beginning to end, the elements from each of the PMBOK’s five process groups will be learned and understood by participants.
- By engaging in hands-on activities and receiving a copy of the tool’s user manual attendees will understand how to modify the tool to fit the needs of the course.
- By accessing the instructional materials (videos) online, attendees will understand at least one way to introduce the tool to students.
- By reviewing the instructors own “lessons learned,” attendees will explore some of the ways that tool use in the classroom has been encouraged.