What? Creating or co-creating a visual timeline of project tasks and benchmarks and tracking each group's progress.
Why? To help students see the shape of a project, where their progress lies as well as how things fit together. Provides visual motivation for students.
Visual Benchmarking in a PBL classroom is often a great way to help students make sense of the "messy middle" of a project and supports students along the project pathway. Check out the samples below for ideas for Visual Benchmarks in small or large classrooms.