Protocols

All team members will ensure they display following qualities at all times:

Honesty
trust
Respect
Fairness
Responsibility

Each member is required to participate and contribute to the project. Each member will have a chance to use leadership skills at different stages of the project. They should put their strengths to use and learn from others to develop more skills.

Points to consider when organising online collaboration:
  •  Multiple time zones: the time differences between the group members will need to be considered when planning real-time group meetings and synchronous planning
  • Particular technological concerns might arise, like the availability of internet, broadband speed issues, access to specific software in different countries, different device compatibility, etc. Schools are advised to facilitate and plan accordingly.
  • Group charters: groups will agree on the role each member will play, ensuring equal opportunity and participation chances are provided to all
  • A mechanism for students to give feedback and reflection on group participation and the experience overall
  • Provide recommendations and guidelines for the tools that facilitate group collaboration and are user-friendly and foster seamless collaboration
  • Ongoing support from schools and teachers
Presentation Outcomes:

Students have the freedom of choice to decide how they want to present the final outcome of the project. It can be in any form:

  • Presentations
  • Videos & documentary
  • Virtual exhibition
  • Online anthologies
  • Photography
  • Theatre/Short Film-making
  • Podcasts
  • Blogs/Vlogs
  • Virtual Symposium
Role of the School Appointed Coordinator:

Each participating school will appoint a point person (a teacher or a member of the school leadership team). The coordinator will:

Coordinate with the other school coordinators who are part of the same project

  • Ensure all online collaboration (real-time meetings etc.) are held under the supervision of a coordinator
  • Schedule all real-time collaboration sessions in accordance with the time differences giving all group members a prior notice of the schedule
  • Monitor the online activity of the group members and make sure that all adhere to the Beaconhouse E-Safety policy and exhibit digital etiquettes
  • Guide the students to help them understand the requirements and expectations of the group projects
  • Upload the final outcomes on the platform as per the details shared by the Corporate Office
  • Coordinate with the Corporate Office Education Department

Role of the Head Office Education Department:

The selected team from Corporate office will:

  • Answer queries and concerns of participating schools
  • Pair up interested schools in project groups
  • Provide guidelines for the virtual exhibition
  • Manage and plan the final virtual exhibition

Project Rubric

The following rubric will be used for:

  • Self-evaluation of the projects by the group members
  • Evaluation of projects by the participating schools
  • Project has a strong introduction
  • Project meets the objectives shared in the project outline
  • Clear outcomes and solutions are present
  • Content exhibits creativity
  • Content is informative and accurate. All the sources of information are listed. All the supporting details are provided
  • Content is original and not copied or borrowed from anyone
  • Multiple online collaboration tools have been used
  • Project identifies different stages of the process, and each stage has been planned carefully
  • Project identifies ideas that the group rejected and clearly explains why they were rejected
  • Role of each member has been clearly defined
  • Each member of the group contributed towards the project equally
  • Each member’s contributions were accepted and valued
  • All members were treated with respect
  • All members complete the tasks on time and meet the deadlines
  • Demonstrates learning and understanding of the group members
  • All requirements of the project have been met
  • Final outcome presents a meaningful solution to a problem or an answer to a question
  • Project outcome, whichever form it takes, is well organised
  • Exhibits use of online collaborative tools
  • Use of online collaboration is visible
  • Use of research-based methods and solutions is visible

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Project Application Form
Student Agreement Form
Project Reflection Sheet
Project Rubric Criteria