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CTS Introductory Project Template

Student Name:

Student ID Number (optional):

Hocus Pocus

123 fake number

Teacher Name:

Start Date:

End Date:

Jacques Gartner

1-4-2017

1-10-2017

Project Course Code:

Project Course Title:

AGR 1910: AGR Project A

Community Garden Project

CTS course connections and the year the credits were or will be awarded.
CTS courses that the project
course connects with
(minimum 2)
AGR 1055: Gardening (CTS
introductory course)
Construction 2120:
Multiple Materials (CTS
intermediate course)

When the credits were or will


be awarded

Occupational Area(s)

When the credit was or


will be awarded (10-2017)

Agriculture

When the credit was or


will be awarded (062017)

Construction

What are the details of this project?

Students will be required to build and maintain a community garden, in doing this
they will explore alternative avenues for garden construction through
incorporating a minimum of two recycled materials within the garden design. The
project will run from April 1st until October 1st 2017. Students will have April and
May to construct the garden and upon completion one credit will be earned.
Following the construction students will then be required to plant the garden and
maintain it providing brief weekly updates to their teacher. A near by community
league will be allotting land for students to use and will have topsoil, compost,
hand and garden tools for students to use along with a seventy five dollar credit
to a local hardware store. Prerequisites for this project are AGR1050: Plant
Propagation, CON1120: Product Management, and supporting courses are
AGR3000: Agriculture Safety, HCS2020: First Aid/ CPR with AED, and HCS3000:
Workplace Safety Systems.
What are the attitudes, skills and knowledge that will be enhanced and extended by completing this project?

Throughthisprojectstudentswillbeexposedtoagricultureandconstruction.Studentswhocompletethis
projectwillhavenewinsightsandexperiences,whichtheycanusetofindtheirpassionsandpotentialcareer
paths.Theprojectwillrequirestudentstodevelopprojectdesignandmanagementskillstoextendand
enhancecompetenciesandskillsinotherCTScoursesthroughcontextsthatarepersonallyrelevant,to
developaproductthatincorporatestwoormoretypesofmaterialinitsconstruction,andtolearnabout
basicgardeningandtheneedtoconsiderregionalclimates,wateravailabilityandexposuretosunlight.
StudentshavetheopportunitytoplananddesignagardenthatmaythriveinAlberta(learnalberta.ca).
What are the safety concerns for this project?

Students will be working with hand or power tools and potentially with fertilizers,
paint and other chemicals; proper PPE must be worn whenever required, students
are expected to follow safe work practices at all times.

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What will be needed to accomplish this project?

Students are expected to spend 75 hours in total for this project (25 per credit). It
will also be necessary to meet with the community league in order to see where
the gardens location and tools will be. In addition the community league has some
hand and garden tools available to students free of charge. For this project the
community league has teamed up with a local hardware store and each student
will receive a seventy-five dollar credit, which they are able to use towards
garden supplies, seeds, building materials etc.. Students are encouraged to use
recycled materials whenever possible, and a minimum of two are required within
the project. If there are any financial concerns beyond the allocated seventy-five
dollars students are advised to speak with Mr. Gartner, as he will be able to
provide guidance on alternative cost saving strategies.

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Connected courses
AGR 1910: AGR Project A

Outcomes being linked


Outcome 3. Meet goals as defined within the plan
o
o
o

3.1 complete the project and/or performance as


outlined
3.2 monitor the project and/or performance and
make necessary adjustments
3.3 present the project and/or performance,
indicating the:
3.3.1 outcomes attained
3.3.2 relationship of outcomes to goals
originally set
3.4 evaluate the project and/or performance,
indicating the:
3.4.1 processes and strategies used
3.4.2 recommendations on how the
project and/or performance could have
been improved

(retrievedfromlearnalberta.ca)
Outcome 4. Demonstrate basic competencies
o

4.1 demonstrate fundamental skills to:


4.1.1 communicate
4.1.2 manage information
4.1.3 use numbers
4.1.4 think and solve problems
4.2 demonstrate personal management skills
to:
4.2.1 demonstrate positive attitudes
and behaviours
4.2.2 be responsible
4.2.3 be adaptable
4.2.4 learn continuously
4.2.5 work safely
4.3 demonstrate teamwork skills to:
4.3.1 work with others
4.3.2 participate in projects and tasks

(retrieved from learnalberta.ca)


Outcome 5. Make personal connections to the cluster
content and processes to inform possible pathway
choices
o
o

5.1 complete/update a personal inventory; e.g.,


interests, values, beliefs, resources, prior
learning and experiences
5.2 create a connection between a personal
inventory and occupational choices

(retrieved from learnalberta.ca)

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AGR 1055: Gardening

Outcome2. identify plants suitable for use in


Alberta gardens
o 2.1 identify the factors that contribute to plant
choice, including:
2.1.1 zones
2.1.2 climatic factors
2.1.3 days to maturity
o 2.2 identify 10 vegetables and/or fruits that are
suitable for the Alberta climate
o 2.3 identify 10 herbs and/or edible flowers that
are suitable for the Alberta climate
o 2.4 distinguish between annuals and perennials
o 2.5 compare the structural characteristics of
different varieties of a plant
o 2.6 identify the edible and/or aromatic uses of
plants; e.g., roots, stems, leaves, flowers, fruits,
seeds, bulbs, tubers
o 2.7 establish best practices for planting

(retrieved from learnalberta.ca)

Outcome 3. design a garden


o 3.1 choose and illustrate a garden of choice;
e.g., organic, raised bed, shade, vegetable
o 3.2 identify land location; e.g., sun versus
shade requirements, soil conditions
o 3.3 plan a layout; e.g., land orientation, size,
walkways, spacing for ease of working/weeding
o 3.4 identify plant varieties, considering:
3.4.1 seed planting and growing times
3.4.2 indoor planting times for seed
flats
3.4.3 appropriate care/planting
3.4.4 last frost date
o 3.5 identify planting methods (e.g., French,
bedding plants), considering:
3.5.1 how deep
3.5.2 how far apart
3.5.3 companion plants

(retrieved from learnalberta.ca)

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Outcome4. demonstrate practical skills in


performing basic gardening
o 4.1 demonstrate a variety of planting methods;
e.g., seeding, transplanting, cold frame, raised
bed, planting into landscape fabric
o 4.2 identify various weeds/insects found in
gardens
o 4.3 identify possible plant diseases related to
plants chosen for cultivation
o 4.4 demonstrate appropriate and safe methods
for weed/pest management; e.g., organic,
companion, chemical
o 4.5 describe the types and functions of basic
hand tools and/or power equipment used in
gardening; e.g., for seeding, cultivating, tilling,
weeding
o 4.6 demonstrate safe use of basic hand tools
and/or power equipment

(retrieved from learnalberta.ca)

Construction 2120:
Multiple Materials

Outcome1. identify advantages of using different


materials in a product
o 1.1 describe the properties of common
production materials
o 1.2 research and state the reasons for using
combinations of wood, metal, plastic, ceramic
and other materials
o 1.3 identify indicators of a quality product

(retrieved from learnalberta.ca)

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Outcome
2. apply
knowledge
ofastructural
o 2.1 select,
modify
or design
product that
incorporates two or more materials in its
construction
o 2.2 identify the methods by which different
materials are fastened together
o 2.3 identify health and safety concerns
associated with a given material
o 2.4 prepare a detailed sequence of operations
that facilitates the safe and efficient use of
materials and tools
o 2.5 create a cutting list and cost estimate
o 2.6 use the appropriate tools and supplies to
safely:
2.6.1 measure and lay out components
2.6.2 cut and remove waste from
materials
2.6.3 form components, where required
2.6.4 fasten or bond components
2.6.5 align and clamp components
2.6.6 prepare for finishing
o 2.7 identify the types of finishes that are
compatible with wood, metal, plastic, ceramic
and other surfaces
o 2.8 select compatible finishes
o 2.9 finish the product using appropriate

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finishes
( retrieved from learnalberta.ca)

Outcome 3. demonstrate basic competencies


o 3.1 demonstrate fundamental skills to:
3.1.1 communicate
3.1.2 manage information
3.1.3 use numbers
3.1.4 think and solve problems
o 3.2 demonstrate personal management skills
to:
3.2.1 demonstrate positive attitudes
and behaviours
3.2.2 be responsible
3.2.3 be adaptable
3.2.4 learn continuously
3.2.5 work safely
o 3.3 demonstrate teamwork skills to:
3.3.1 work with others
3.3.2 participate in projects and tasks

(retrieved from learnalberta.ca)


What will be accomplished by linking these outcomes in this project?
Click and type response.
Why were these courses and key outcomes chosen?
All of these outcomes are essential to completing the project.

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Introductory, Intermediate and Advanced CTS Project


Course Rubric
(Assessment of Outcomes 15)
Student Name: Hocus Pocus

Teacher: Jacques Gartner

Name of Project: Community Garden

Start Date: 1-4-2017


Finish Date: 1-10-2017

Level
Criteria

Excellent

Proficient

Adequate

Limited

Insufficient
Has not yet
provided evidence
of this
performance
outcome.

The teacher/student will:

Identify the
connection
between
project
course and
two or more
CTS courses
(1.1, 1.2)
(4.1, 4.3)

Significantly
contribute to
identifying prior
CTS outcomes
connected to
project.

Contribute to
identifying prior
CTS outcomes
connected to
project.

Somewhat
contribute to
identifying prior
CTS outcomes
connected to
project.

Listen while others


contribute to
identifying prior
CTS outcomes
connected to
project.

Give an insightful
explanation of how
prior CTS
knowledge, skills
and attitudes
connect with the
project course.

Give a relevant
explanation of how
prior CTS
knowledge, skills
and attitudes
connect with the
project course.

Give a reasonable
explanation of how
prior CTS
knowledge, skills
and attitudes
connect with the
project course.

Need others to
explain details of
how prior CTS
knowledge, skills
and attitudes
connect with the
project course.

Outline proposal
collaboratively with
teacher.

Review proposal
by teacher.

Review proposal
by teacher.

Review proposal
by teacher.

Take a leading role


in the development
of proposal; e.g.,
prepare detailed
work plan that
includes
purpose,
deliverables,
timelines, terms
and resources
identify health
and safety
standards
define
assessment
standards
(indicators of
success)
obtain approval.

Take a role in the


development of
proposal; e.g.,
prepare detailed
work plan that
includes
purpose,
deliverables,
timelines, terms
and resources
identify health
and safety
standards
define
assessment
standards
(indicators of
success)
obtain approval.

Take a minimal
role in the
development of
proposal; e.g.,
prepare detailed
work plan that
includes
purpose,
deliverables,
timelines, terms
and resources
identify health
and safety
standards
define
assessment
standards
(indicators of
success)
obtain approval.

Listen while others


work on the
development of
proposal; e.g.,
prepare detailed
work plan that
includes
purpose,
deliverables,
timelines, terms
and resources
identify health
and safety
standards
define
assessment
standards
(indicators of
success)
obtain approval.

The student will:

Propose the
project and/or
performance
(2.1, 2.2,
2.3, 2.4)
(4.1, 4.2, 4.3)

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Has not yet


provided evidence
of this
performance
outcome.

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Introductory, Intermediate and Advanced CTS Project Course Rubric (continued)


Level
Criteria

Complete
project and/or
performance
as outlined*
(3.1)
(4.1, 4.2, 4.3)

Excellent

Proficient

Adequate

Limited

Insufficient

Work, with
constant
supervision,
toward completion
of the project, as
outlined.

Has not yet


provided evidence
of this
performance
outcome.

Demonstrate
passion and
dedication to
complete project,
as outlined.

Demonstrate
initiative to
complete project,
as outlined.

Demonstrate a
willingness to
complete project,
as outlined.

Skillfully
demonstrate the
ability to apply and
model leadership
skills to solve
problems, make
decisions and
complete tasks as
planned.

Competently
demonstrate the
ability to apply
leadership skills to
solve problems,
make decisions
and complete
tasks as planned.

Satisfactorily
demonstrate the
ability to apply
skills to solve
problems, make
decisions and
complete tasks as
planned.

Transfer and apply


health and safety
standards to all
working
environments
throughout the
project.

Apply health and


safety standards
to all working
environments
throughout the
project.

Apply, with
assistance, health
and safety
standards to all
working
environments
throughout the
project.

Apply, with
constant
supervision, health
and safety
standards to all
working
environments
throughout the
project.

Effectively monitor
progress and make
significant
adjustments for
improvement.

Somewhat
effectively monitor
progress and
make appropriate
adjustments for
improvement.

Follow the lead of


others to monitor
progress and
make adjustments
for improvement.

Need the support


of the teacher to
monitor progress
and make
adjustments for
improvement.

Ask insightful
questions when
necessary.

Ask relevant
questions when
necessary.

Ask reasonable
questions when
necessary.

Need to ask
questions when
necessary.

Consistently
adhere to planned
deadlines.
Share a wide
variety of personal
experiences related
to achieved
outcomes and their
relationship to
original goals.

Usually adhere to
planned
deadlines.
Share some
personal
experiences
related to
achieved
outcomes and
their relationship
to original goals.

Sometimes
adhere to planned
deadlines.
Share a personal
experience related
to an achieved
outcome and its
relationship to
original goals.

Rarely adhere to
planned
deadlines.
Need help to
share
a personal
experience related
to an achieved
outcome and its
relationship to
original goals.

Has not yet


provided evidence
of this
performance
outcome.

Use rubrics,
exemplars and
feedback effectively
to examine
processes and
strategies.

Use rubrics,
exemplars and
feedback
somewhat
effectively to
examine
processes and
strategies.

Use rubrics,
exemplars and
feedback
adequately to
examine
processes and
strategies.

Need help to use


rubrics, exemplars
and feedback to
examine
processes and
strategies.

Has not yet


provided evidence
of this
performance
outcome.

Make relevant
recommendations
for improvement.

Make predictable
recommendations
for improvement.

Use the ideas of


others to make
recommendations
for improvement.

Update career
pathway plan.
Identify more
connections

Review career
pathway plan.
Identify a few
connections

Review career
pathway plan.
With help be able
to identify a few

Often need help to


demonstrate the
ability to apply
skills to solve
problems, make
decisions and
complete tasks as
planned.

The student will:

Comply with
safety
standards and
monitor
performance
during project*
(2.2, 3.2)
(4.1, 4.2, 4.3)

Present
project and/or
performance
(3.3)
(4.1, 4.2, 4.3)

Evaluate
project and/or
performance*
(3.4)
(4.1, 4.2, 4.3)

Complete
career
outcome as

Make significant
recommendations
for improvement.

Refine career
pathway plan.
Identify significant
connections

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Has not yet


provided evidence
of this
performance
outcome.

Has not yet


provided evidence
of this

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Introductory, Intermediate and Advanced CTS Project Course Rubric (continued)


Level
Criteria
identified in
course*
(4.1, 4.2)
(5.1, 5.2)

Excellent
between career
and personal
values and goals.

Proficient
between career
and personal
values and goals.

Adequate

Limited

between career
and personal
values and goals.

connections
between career
and personal
values and goals.

Insufficient
performance
outcome.

*For more details, share personal examples of these criteria on the back or on a separate sheet.

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