Beyond IQ

Project Planning:
From Initial Idea to Polished Product

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Life Skills
Instructor: Josh Shaine
5-10 students
Suggested Age Ranges: 13+
Meets: Fridays at 10:00-11:00am Pacific time


You’ve got a project to do. But how long will it take? How do you break it down into parts or can you? How will you balance the time you need to put into doing it with everything else you need to do? What tools are out there that might help you? And where do you start?!

This is where to start.

We’ll look at projects for school, but we’ll look at your own goals, too. Want to change the world? Want to clean your room? It turns out that those are less different, conceptually, than you might think!

One of the critical skills needed for college and life.

Prerequisites: Having things you want to get done



Week 1: Introductions

Week 2: Your project(s)!

Week 3: Identification of fixed vs. moving parts

Week 4: Breaking things down into manageable chunks

Week 5: Does anybody really know what time it is?

Week 6: What if it’s too hard? (What if it’s too easy!?)

Week 7: Tools to make your life easier

Week 8: Project check-in

Week 9: Everybody needs an editor (or somebody like that)

Week 10: It’s too big! Narrowing your focus

Week 11: Group Projects vs. Working Alone

Week 12: Project check-in

Week 13: Whose standards are you working toward?

Week 14: Polishing your project

Week 15: Presentations of projects

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