Project Management Guide

Implementation Time Line

Although teachers are always thinking of time when conducting any lesson or project in their classroom, time management becomes especially important when implementing an Internet-based project. They may be relying on real time data which is updated periodically and they may need to take this into account when structuring their class activities. Teachers also need to be aware of any deadlines for collaborative projects they may be participating in. Other classes may be waiting for information or data from them and it is important to meet all project deadlines for this reason. There may also be cases where a significant amount of time is needed to prepare students for the project, either in terms of knowledge or specific skills they need to have. By setting up an implementation timeline the teacher can be assured of meeting any project deadlines, having enough time to complete activities, and using the class time effectively.

EXAMPLE: Teachers participating in the Square of Life collaborative refer to the implementation timeline to keep on track. The timeline lists the start and end dates of the project along with the the recommended progression of lessons and important deadline dates. These deadlines need to be taken into account when developing the class lesson plans. 




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