Episode 1.5: It Doesn't Make It So We Can Just Go All Willy-Nilly

In episode #5 of Project Based Awesome Erin and Chris dig deeper in Driving Questions. What they are. How they guide the work in unit planning, teaching and all things Project Based Awesome.

Erin and Chris begin to move away from ideological and philosophical discussions and into more specific application of the curriculum/unit design we call Project Based Awesome. The two share the idea and their definition of a Driving Question, discuss the idea of backwards planning with the Why/How/What construct, and give some specific examples from their own experience of driving questions.


Some things Erin and Chris discuss in this episode:

  • Personal Anecdotes: favorite destinations (0:54)

  • Overview of future podcasts: Deep dive into this style of curriculum design we call Project Based Awesome (5:07)

  • Definition of a Driving Question (5:56)

  • Why/How/What Construct (7:08)

  • Specific examples of driving questions (14:05)

  • What’s the point of having a driving question? (24:48)

  • Putting  a bow on the pod (29:30)

Until next time...peace.

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