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Year 1 Module 3: Project Design

Introduction

The purpose of Module 3: Project Design is for students to focus on the design of a chosen community-based project(s) that incorporates personal and collective skills and resources. Students will develop a clear path of action to validate and realize their projects potential.


Module Overview

Students focus on the design of a chosen community-based project(s) that incorporate personal and collective skills and resources. Students develop a clear path of action to validate and realize their projects potential.

In Module 3: Project Design, students will further design a chosen community-based project(s) by going through a simplified planning and development process.

Using their project model canvas as a tool, students will start by validating the project of choice. Validation means students will collect data from people affected by the project to inform the mission, direction and potential of their project ideas. The validation process should lead students to discover which pieces of their initial ideas work, which do not, and how they need to modify their initial idea to fit the needs of the community.

Once their project ideas have been properly validated, students will find the necessary resources to develop the project. Students will need to make a plan of action, brand identity, and fill out a funding application form. The learning in this unit will be specific to the needs of the community-based projects being developed.

Branding will touch on the question of identity. How do you want your audience to feel when they interact with your project? How will your project express itself? What colours, images, fonts, words best describe your project? What values do you stand for? The branding section should prompt students to reflect on identity – their personal identity, cultural identity, communal identity, and organizational identities – and what motivates and drives the project.


Competencies, Skills, and Concepts

Competencies

  • Develops and validates a project concept
  • Create an action plan to implement a project

Indicators

  • Students will use various tools to determine the potential of a project and improve the design of a project
  • Students will create a brand identity for a project
  • Students will fundraise for a project
  • Students will make and be a part of an action plan that lists key tasks, duties and timelines

Critical Skills

Concepts

  • Validation
  • Brand
  • Project Planning

Module Guide

Teacher Guide

In the Module Teacher’s Guide, you will find:

  1. Purpose
  2. Competencies, Skills and
    Concepts
  3. Module Overview
  4. Background Information
  5. Assessment
  6. Workshops & Lessons


Module Resources

Presentation
Career and Community Development

Pitch Deck Template

A template to devise a pitch presentation for your CCD project or business.
Information
1.2-2.3 Career and Community Development

CCD Budgeting Guide & Template

A template for teachers and students to create their CCD project budget.
Presentation
1.2-2.3 Career and Community Development

Business Model Canvas Presentation

A presentation to introduce and explore the Business Model Canvas with students.
Information
1.2-2.3 Career and Community Development

The Business Model Canvas (BMC)

A tool for students to conceptualize a project or a business idea.
Presentation
1.2-2.3 Career and Community Development

Branding Presentation

A presentation to introduce and explore the topic of branding with students.
Activity
1.2-2.3 Career and Community Development

Brand Identity Worksheet

A worksheet for students to work through the elements that make up their visual brand…
Activity
Career and Community Development

Fundraising Activity Suggestions

A compilation of ideas to raise funds for CCD projects

Workshops and Lessons

Lesson Plan
1.2-2.3 Career and Community Development

Workshop 1.3.2 Validation

Students engage with real users to uncover valuable information and insights that will inform the…
Lesson Plan
1.2-2.3 Career and Community Development

Workshop 1.3.3 Brand

How will students visually represent their project?
Lesson Plan
1.2-2.3 Career and Community Development

Workshop 1.3.4 Fundraising

Students start planning their entrepreneurial project by filling out a funding application for their projects.
Lesson Plan
1.2-2.3 Career and Community Development

Workshop 1.3.1 Business Model Canvas

Students learn the different blocks of the business model canvas and apply the model to…

Teacher Training

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