Teaching Materials
Ask a Master Teacher
Lesson Plan Gateway
Lesson Plan Reviews
State Standards
Teaching Guides
Digital Classroom
Ask a Digital Historian
Tech for Teachers
Beyond the Chalkboard
History Content
Ask a Historian
Beyond the Textbook
History Content Gateway
History in Multimedia
Museums and Historic Sites
National Resources
Website Reviews
Issues and Research
Report on the State of History Education
Research Briefs
Best Practices
Examples of Historical Thinking
Teaching in Action
Teaching with Textbooks
Using Primary Sources
TAH Projects
Lessons Learned
Project Directors Conference
Project Spotlight
TAH Projects
Technical Working Group
Research Advisors
Teacher Representatives
Quiz Rules
Teaching History.org logo and contact info

Dedicated Project Director

00:00 00:00
Video Transcription

Dedicated Project Director


One of the primary differences from one project to another is whether there is a dedicated project director. I mean dedicated in the terms of the amount of time that they've been budgeted to spend.

We have projects that said they were going to have a project director and then the school district said, "Yeah, well, I'm glad we got that money, we're not going to actually hire a project director." Or "we're going to hire a project director and in fact not actually release them from their teaching responsibilities" or something like that. And, you know, the end result is the same, and that is that there's not somebody who’s there essentially, you know, monitoring the progress of the project. You know, and that runs the gamut from getting out there and, you know, literally, beating the bushes to convince teachers to sign up for this thing, to dealing with presenters who, you know, don't necessarily toe the line in terms of what it is that they're supposed to be presenting and all of those kinds of things.

If you don't have somebody who can actually do that then your project is just not going to succeed.