- Formative: Did the project get implemented as planned?
Summative: Evidence of success in addressing the problem of practice
How would you approach another project of this type differently given what you’ve learned here?
- What are the lessons learned that others might benefit from knowing about?
- In what ways will you endeavor to do the same project again, and what will you change or not do?
If I attempted another similar project I would probably spend more time on the marketing, networking and research of the project. A tool is not a tool if you don't know how to use it. A resource is not valuable if it's not accessible. This wiki would have greatly benefited from being introduced to parents through a PTO meeting or with the school district's support.
I learned that you can't have a "one man show" when trying to implement a project like this. Since I have not lived in this community for very long I am struggling with figuring out where and how to promote it to create a "buzz" about it. If I were more rooted in this community or had friends locally then I might have more support in the implementation. I may have also been able to start with a "team" of local parents who could have assisted me in the development and implementation of the project.
I think that others would benefit from knowing that you could have the best idea in the world, but if other people don't know about it-it will never be successful. Planning a project like this takes a lot more time and research than I allowed for so if any one else wants to attempt something like this they should allow for that time.
This project isn't over. This fall, I fully intend to work on getting my idea into the school district and promote it within the community. I know that there is a demonstrated need for it so it's just a matter of time before I can spread the word. If I had to do it all over again, I would make sure that I have other parents on board to give feedback and promote the idea.