Today, I was invited to give a presentation to coaches from the Institute for Student Achievement (ISA) on the Senior Seminar and Capstones that are meant to be the culmination of the student experience at my school, now in its seventh year. I’m not sure how much interest this will be to most, nor if it will make much sense without my talk, but thought I would post my presentation nonetheless for others to learn from. I’m hoping, also, to continue the conversation I began at the presentation with many who were there.
In the presentation, I make reference to two methods of planning backwards, planning like a staircase, and planning like a spiral. Here’s an example of the first model, created by our English Department Chair, and one of the second model from my Senior Seminar last year.