Scroll through a tour of Project Foundry and see first-hand how it makes managing project-based learning easier.
Plan. Work. Assess. Show.
Project Foundry is a streamlined, collaborative workflow, portfolio and reporting solution for student-centered learning. Project Foundry scaffolds the process while embracing voice and choice in both teacher-guided and student-led learning experiences. Managing over 450,000 learning experiences since 2006, we have the experience and expertise to understand where your school/program is, and how to help you move forward to achieve your goals.
With your students' prior knowledge and experiences in mind, thread together and provide scaffolding for a series of learning experiences to ensure optimal learning and rigor. Connect students to relevant resources based on learning styles and learning plans, using Project Foundry differently for varying learning experiences.
Work Happens - Manage the Process
Project Foundry streamlines the required effort and paperwork by providing quick search tools and feedback loops for keeping students on track. Advisors can easily monitor and enforce task due dates and track time logs.
Track Student Progress
Track student process skills, metacognitive reflection, and external test scores to fill in a more complete personalized learning plan and get a whole sense of who the student is.
Track Learning Outcome Proficiencies
Using Project Foundry allows you to align learning standards/outcomes with a variety of teaching and learning techniques at hand in your innovative school. At the end of the process, these aligned standards are validated and roll up into easy to read reports and views. This articulation means you spend less time defending your good work and more time showing it off.
In the same way doctors practice medicine and lawyers practice law, students practice skills. Skills are not goals that are demonstrated once and checked off. Skills are the concepts and actions students will demonstrate frequently and repetitively, through multiple experiences. Unlike content targets, skills targets can occur in different contexts. It is the understanding of the skills within different contexts that helps students see their strengths and weaknesses. Skills targets are aligned to learning experiences and can be self-assessed by students and evaluated by advisors upon completion of the learning experience.
Summarize Student Work
Generate reports and transcripts with minimal redundancy and effort in distribution. Recognizing that there may be different reports & transcripts for different purposes, Project Foundry offers many reports and viewing options to best inform external stakeholders and serve your school's needs.
Showcase Student Work
Project Foundry organically collects and organizes student work along the way, as well as provides an easy to use website builder offering the needed balance of collection and showcase. Students thread together and highlight their work, interests, and aspirations to more richly tell the story of their educational journey.
Facilitate the Type of Learning Environment You Want
Customize and set up Project Foundry with the tools and features to minimize the learning curve for students, parents, and staff. Articulate learning outcomes, graduation requirements, evaluation scales, and customize all of the project proposals, rubrics, and assessments to meet your school's needs.
What people are saying...
Students and advisors at Escuela Verde share their project-based learning experiences and how Project Foundry is integral to the school's success.
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Lately, our nation’s strategy for improving our schools is mostly limited to “getting tough” with teachers. Blaming teachers for poor outcomes, we spend almost all of our energy trying to control teachers’ behavior and school operations. But what if all of this is exactly the opposite of what is needed? What if teachers are the answer and not the problem? What if trusting teachers, and not controlling them, is the key to school success?