CONFIDENTLY DELIVER A LIFE-SHAPING
PBL LEARNING EXPERIENCE
in just 12 weeks
AND PERFECTLY POSITION YOUR CHILD FOR SUCCESS IN THE RAPIDLY SHIFTING WORLD OF THE 21ST CENTURY
(without the usual nagging, pleading and uncertainty.)
How often have we seen it?
Car 100 years ago.
Now look at the car today!
Completely different - right?
Phone 100 years ago.
Now look at the phone today
Completely different - right?
Classroom 100 years ago.
Now look at the classroom today!
Not much has changed at all!
The world has changed
It just doesn't make sense to do education like this anymore!
If you’re an empowered homeschooler, innovative educator or busy parent who wants set their child up for success without the conflict and stress, then you already know that you need a personalised learning plan that is driven by your child's goals and interests.
I’m sure you already KNOW that we’re moving away from a knowledge-based workforce and into an economy where critical-thinking, creativity, collaboration and other 'soft skills' are the MOST sought after qualities of the 21st century employee or business owner
(Source: ‘What Are 21st Century Skills’, Applied Educational Systems, 2019)
I’m sure you also know that your child has what it takes to make it in this dynamic new world – they just need to learn the right-skills and connect with the right-people to guide them…
HERE'S WHAT YOU
MIGHT NOT KNOW
Even if you’re switched on to the shortcomings of traditional education and already think outside-the-box to offer your child better learning opportunities, delivering a project-based learning experience can…
CREATE A HAPPY & ENGAGED LEARNER
Even if YOU know you’re giving them your best, your child won't always agree! But imagine a learning opportunity that they WANT to get involved in! They WANT to take on more work and go deeper… That’s engagement. It’s a truly beautiful thing for any parent or teacher to see.
BUILD GRIT & CHARACTER
Project-based learning (done the right way) means your child can be loving what they do AND at the same time, be developing grit, resilience, mental toughness and self-discipline. To be brave. Willing to make mistakes. To pick themselves up and to try again. If they can do THAT, they will be able to do anything. These are the qualities they need to thrive as adults.
POSITION YOURSELF AS THE GUIDE, NOT AS THE TEACHER
The old definition of “teacher” as the “keeper of knowledge” is gone. It just doesn’t make sense anymore. Knowledge is everywhere – and free! But that doesn’t mean children no longer need guidance and structure – in fact, they need it more than ever before. A project-based learning experience takes you out of the centre and positions you as the “guide”. A wise, trusted mentor who offers wisdom and insight for the adventure that lies ahead. These are the perfect conditions for connection. You will face this challenging new world – together.
IGNITE THE SPARK FOR FUTURE CHOICES
It happens. I can recount, literally hundreds of success stories that start with passion – build with action – and culminate in a breakthrough – ushering in a ‘new normal’. A new way of seeing the world. A new perspective on what’s possible. Imagine giving your child that one, special breakthrough experience that sparks a passion and curiosity that opens their eyes to a brand new future that you have barely dared to hope for… It can happen.
Even though the reasons to pursue personalised project-based learning are clear - the process to actually deliver the experience successfully is anything but...
LET'S START A PROJECT? AWESOME.
But where on earth do I start?
Let’s say you’re feeling brave.
You KNOW the old model is broken.
You can SEE your child’s vibrant curiosity and spark is fading each day.
You KNOW you need to do something differently.
And so you decide to go for it.
You make the decision to take on project-based learning.
You sit down with your child at the kitchen table, you write out a list of ideas together and choose one.
Alright! Let’s do a project!
Here’s why most parents and educators give up on project-based learning:
Projects by nature are extremely complex. There’s a lot of moving parts and endless opportunity for exploration. Without a structured framework to guide them through the pitfalls, mental traps and bottomless rabbit holes most parents and educators get completely lost.
Here’s why this is damaging for future learning opportunities:
To start a project-based learning experience, get lost along the way and have it turn out a disaster or (worse) fade into nothingness, is not only incredibly disheartening but also damages your credibility.
This makes the next time you offer a new learning experience to your child strained and tense.
I am all for learning from mistakes, but it is critical to protect your child’s faith in you to guide their learning. This is an experience that you NEED to get right the first time.
Fortunately for you, there are still not a lot of people out there doing it right. Sure, the concept of PBL has been around for years – but the type of life-shaping, passion-based learning experiences I’m talking about are still very rare.
This means that you have an amazing opportunity. What you and your child create together is going to not only going to blow you away, but it will stand out as extraordinary amidst their peers and fast-track them for future success.
That is… if you can avoid the rookie mistakes most parents and teachers are still out there making.
THE 4 BIG REASONS
MOST KIDS SWITCH OFF
(and how to make sure yours don't!)
KIDS ARE NOT MEANT TO BE MACHINES
Most of us were brought up in school. It’s how we learned many of our foundational thinking and beliefs – and it’s how or parents learned THEIR foundational thinking and beliefs – and their parents before them… For over 100 years, for better or worse, that system has been our understanding of education. BUT – this system was designed in the industrial economy of the late 1800s. It was designed to condition children with qualities like conformity, uniformity and predictability.
Humans are not meant to be machines but at some point, we felt compelled to teach them the patterns and beliefs that WE were taught and may subconsciously still believe are part of what makes a “successful adult”
Ironically, in the tech-driven world of the 21st century, it’s embracing the ways that make us “more human” that are going to set us up for success.
It’s time to find a way to empower your kids to become the most genuine version of themselves – that special, one-of-a-kind human-being, with their own unique set of gifts, talents and interests.
COLD, STANDARDISED, NON-PERSONAL CONTENT
Most parents and educators fall into the trap of delivering content piece by piece by piece... After all, that’s how we’re told by the authorities that we need to cover it, right? We’re told to “make sure there’s no gaps” and the last thing we want is for our kids to miss out on anything.
This conveyer-belt style of education delivery actually achieves the opposite of what it is trying to do!
We use this approach to try and cover EVERYTHING and yet their brains only retain what they deem important – so boring, disconnected content gets shredded each night as they lie on the pillow dreaming of happier things.
What’s sad is, they wake up with an intuitive knowing that it’s gone and a slowly growing resentment for all this wasted time and energy…
You need a way to offer a unique curriculum that is perfectly customised for THEM. A learning experience where all content areas are interconnected and link back to something that THEY care about.
It’s a common practice. I’ve done it.
Setting the bar low = low tension = low stress = peace. 😊
At least for a time.
Trouble is, setting the bar low to guarantee success, reinforces a ‘Fixed Mindset’. (A Fixed Mindset believes that intelligence and ability is inherent and that it will stay the same despite any efforts to change it.)
A child with a fixed mindset resists any new learning experience because, to them, it makes them feel ‘dumb’. (Fixed Mindset says; "This is hard, I must be stupid”)
Raising the bar enough to push kids out of their comfort zone so they have to stretch to achieve, will result real, meaningful learning AND reinforces a Growth Mindset. (A Growth Mindset believes that intelligence and abilities are NOT inherent. They are the result of effort and hard work.)
These learning experiences give them a powerful shot of dopamine – the reward neuro-chemical. This is the opposite of switching off!
It builds self-esteem and inspires them to try again in the next challenge.
Too hard – they get overwhelmed and give up.
Too easy – they get bored, disengaged, loose confidence and eventually, give up.
You have to find that sweet spot where learning is exciting, engaging and fun. That is when you’ll start to see the magic happening!
UNDERESTIMATING THE COMPLEXITY OF NEW PROGRAMS
Anytime a parent or educator breaks away from factory-style education they have an amazing window of opportunity.
The mere statement: "We’re doing something new!" will grab your kids’ attention for sure.
But many parents have taken on project-based learning without truly understanding what’s involved. Projects are not inherently hard – they just have a lot of moving parts and potential failure points and for those caught unawares it’s likely to get messy, overwhelming and in the chaos, kids just want to give up.
At this point you’re faced with an impossible choice:
Force them to complete it – hating it along the way and reinforcing the belief that learning sucks
Let them give up – acknowledge its too big, too hard and reinforce the belief that quitting is OK”
You need a road map to predict and prepare for these hiccups along the way. This is essential, if you want to keep your program on track and retain your ‘new-idea’ credibility.
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CREATING HAPPY ENGAGED LEARNERS
The key to a successful learning experience is not about what you learn, or even how you learn it. Happy, successful learning experiences are built on a satisfying answer to the question; why am I learning this?
In authentic learning experiences, students don’t ask “Why am I learning this?” They know why! – If I don’t learn it, its not going to fit… or work… or look good…
Today, the mainstream school curriculum is being jammed fuller and packed tighter with more and more and more of WHAT to learn.
And there’s plenty of books and guides you can find about the mechanics of HOW to learn – even for project-based learning.
But what you won’t find in anywhere else is a proven coaching process for distilling the why to learn.
The key to powerful learning experiences is not about ‘instructing’ – it’s about COACHING children to become their best.
And if it’s OK with you, that’s what I’d love to show you how to do
A complete framework to guide you as you confidently coach your kids on their new, personalised project-based, learning adventure.
I have taken everything I’ve learned from co-authoring 7 books, designing 6 unique learning programs, and participating in hundreds of student success stories spanning two decades – and distilled them into this complete learning guide that, not only shows your child how to ‘find the why’ in their learning journey, but also gives you all the resources you need to 'BECOME THE COACH' and open doors for your child’s future.
PROJECT SPACE ISN’T SO MUCH A COURSE,
BUT A COMPLETE COACHING FRAMEWORK
Yes you will learn the practical aspects of how to plan complex learning tasks, how to map out your calendar and present an amazing collection of work, but more importantly you’ll have a clear coaching process to realise your child’s true learning potential.
The end result: an excited and engaged child with the learning-smarts to take them from strength to strength and into a happy and successful adult life.
"Project space has taught my son heaps about project management, learning strategies, self discipline and motivation. Overall though, it's his outlook on life that has changed the most, definitely for the better. Thank you!"
Just as the name suggests just as the name suggests, this module is everything you are going to need to set you (and your child) up for success in the exciting journey that lies ahead.
Here you'll set up the folders on your computer, grab all the basic stationary supplies you'll need and map out your calendar so you have a clear idea of how the course is going to flow.
Even if you've never run your own learning experience before in just one session, you'll develop a reassuring sense of confidence and an; “I've got this!” attitude as you build solid foundations for the modules to come.
The ‘Getting Started’ Module is simple – but powerful. The perfect start to your Project Based learning journey.
It’s simple. One lesson. Two downloads.
Tick off your Runway Checklist with all the goodies you'll need for a smooth PBL experience
Take 5 minutes to set up your computer with a folder structure that will save you literally hundreds of hours of time and effort down the track.
Introduce yourself to other forward-thinking educators from all around the world via the Project Space private Facebook community.
And synchronize your course calendar with your own personal calendar so you don't miss a beat along the way.
WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE! ;)
WDYTYA is a special module. You’re not going to find this in any other program. In this module you’ll feel more connected with your child (and anyone else in your Project Space group) as you explore personality traits, different intelligence types, what makes you laugh, cry, get angry and more...
Together you will establish a vision and set clear goals for your PBL journey. Using the guides and templates you write a personal bio, create an artistic profile picture and explore your interests through collage and Mind Mapping.
At the end of this module, not only will each of you feel connected and more self-aware, you will also be perfectly positioned to make key decisions about what your project will be. This is a really important process for multi-passionates OR students who are unsure and hesitant to move forward.
Based on the research of Tony Buzan, you're going to learn the key principles of effective mind mapping.
You’re going to use the simple Project Space ‘Writing Your Bio’ template to succinctly outline what you're all about in this project.
Expressing your creativity is an important key to whole-hearted living in most of life’s experiences. The courage collage unblocks some of the mental barriers to creativity and effective learning.
We're going to have fun! The Emoji Audit will have your whole group giggling as you share what triggers different reactions.
You will understand the difference between vision and goals and how to write effective statements for each.
You will learn the qualities of a creative, cyber safe profile picture
BEFORE this module when asked what project they would do, most kids would shrug their shoulders and give you a look that says; “What's a project?” AFTER WDYTYA - They will be bursting with ideas!
Educators who teach PBL as just set of steps are going to miss the mark every time. You DON’T need another system for getting stuff done.
The project is NOT the important part.
Self-discovery and learning that special something that makes YOU come alive – THAT is the effective, life-shaping ingredient that makes Project Space different from any other program.
PLANNING THE PROJECT
Now it’s time to get down to business!
This is the moment you've both been waiting for, and if you followed step-by-step to this point, then the stage is set for easy wins and the project topic decision making process will flow easily, naturally and smoothly.
With the theme set - next you will choose your project structure.
You can choose from 3 different models; 2 Rich Tasks or 1 Free Task (don't worry I explain what each of these are in detail in the module)
Rich tasks are more structured and best for beginners while free tasks have bigger scope but are less structured. At this point you realise that you've got lifetime access to this program! And this 12-week learning journey ISN’T going to be the limit of what you can do – you can repeat it again and again for bigger better and bolder results every time.
Decision Time. Choose your project theme.
- Learn about what are Rich Tasks and how do they work.
Learn what is a Free Project – why it's a great option plus somethings to watch out for.
We cover the important conversation of time management.
Your student/s will implement the term planning guides to effectively manage their activities.
And stay connected with the LIVE support systems to answer any questions that you might have.
This module + The Facilitator’s Guide is ‘rinse and repeat’ – you will move through the next 4 or 5 weeks using the same clear framework – until we get to close to Showcase…
The most authentic way to measure or assess student’s achievement is not a grade or test-score – it's a real-life, public display of work.
A real-life event with your parents, your friend’s parents and possibly even people you haven't met before – coming to see the work that YOU DID – that is a motivating thought!
At the end of the day, Project Space is about creating learners who will become the successful adults, leaders and pioneers of the 21st century.
Showcase brings that out.
Time to think big – if you’re Project is just information only, it’s time to add your ‘wow-factor’ Your child will learn to think like a presenter instead of just a consumer of information.
You be given everything you need to budget, plan and host a successful Showcase event to display the hard-work you and your crew have done.
Templates galore! Guest list ideas. Food ideas. Technical considerations. Invitation templates. Budgeting spreadsheet. And most importantly the Showcase Runsheet.
Celebrate! The Showcase is such a rewarding experience. Built on the previous modules and all their hard-work – now everything is on display. Students are set up for success and they walk away with a self-esteem and confidence that can ONLY be built through this sort of test
REFLECTION & CELEBRATION
Wow! What an amazing ride!
12 weeks of fun, learning, hard-work and genuine growth in all the ways that matter. The final week – Reflection & Celebration is a simple but structured process that ensures that the joy, breakthroughs and even the lessons learned from mistakes made are all embedded in long-term memory.
Students walk away with a confident knowing that they can do whatever they set their minds to because they have pulled this off.
That is a lesson that no classroom teacher can deliver.
It’s a one-off conversation that can ONLY be had in the aftermath of a Project Space adventure. No one else understands.
Coaching Questions – what is growth and why does it matter more than knowledge?
Students reflect on the Project Space journey through an insightful journaling process.
Students distil the key learning moments and capture their adventures in a creative scrapbook or portfolio that can be reflected on for encouragement and smiles at any time in the future…
DANGEROUS MINDS COURSE
When I creating Project Space, I knew that mindset training was going to be a critical component. I created a mindset module which grew and grew until it eventually became a whole new course on its own! - That is Dangerous Minds.
This stand-alone course is the perfect compliment to passion-based learning. Now not only will you have a framework to coach your child through their project based learning journey and all the soft skills that this develops – you’ll also be able to participate in this family friendly mindset training program to improve attitude, outlook, perspective, motivation and much, much more.
The Positioned Mind – in this module your child will learn the 5 perceptual positions and how to use them to improve communication, relationships and understanding bigger picture concepts.
The Happy Mind – learn evidence-based positive psychology findings that can transform your experience of success in a high-stress world.
The Growth-Focussed Mind – arguable one of the most powerful mindset discoveries of the 21st century. Learn how to have simple conversations with yourself and radically shift your attitude to intelligence and success.
The Optimised Mind – some of the best mindset hacks available to science and used regularly by professional coaches, athletes and academics to super-charge their abilities.
The Call – no more science, no more how-tos – just focussed coaching questions to get clear on what you are here to do. Develop your purpose-driven mindset.
I’m soooo excited to offer this course as a part of the Project Space bundle! It’s SUCH a good fit and it’s definitely going to maximise your results!
It normally sells on its own for: $297
20 EXCITING NEW PROJECT IDEAS
A 20 page document - with links, to help get your Project Space journey started!
When you're new to project-based learning, the endless possibilities can be overwhelming - but don't worry, we've got you covered. We've worked together with students and chosen 20 project possibilities and found some useful links to get your started. You don't have to worry about stalling for ideas with this bonus on hand.
The 20 exciting new project ideas is a powerful tool for beginners getting started in Project Space AND for experienced students who just need a little creative boost. It is valued at: $47
THE GET INSPIRED GUIDES - 1 & 2
3 awesome stories of 3 project-led homeschoolers who have gone on to do great things.
AND 3 inspiring projects from 3 Project Space graduates.
The Get Inspired Guides - 1 & 2 are real stories from real people to show you and your child what's possible.
The first edition is what real homeschoolers have gone onto achieve. The second is more recent Project Space grads and there fantastic projects - both resources will stretch your mind on what's possible.
You will see the powerful effect that personalised project-based coaching has to achieve incredible results and you will get inspired and energised to do the same.
The Get Inspired Guides are carefully curated guides, custom designed to boost your ‘possibility thinking’ and is valued at: $47 each
3 WAYS TO TURN YOUR PASSION-BASED LEARNING INTO A MONEY MAKING ADVENTURE!
Starting a mini-business is a fantastic way to run a project.
It adds an extra dimension of motivation and fun, becuase there's money involved AND it requires your child to learn extra skills that will set them up for success in the real world!
This bonus resource shows you 3 easy ways you can turn an existing project, interest or hobby into a money-making adventure - it also highlights some pitfalls to beware off aswell. This is a super-valueable resource.
This resource combines my experience coaching students in Project Space and teaching business at the tertiary level. Valued at $97.
WEEKLY LIVE SUPPORT
This is a whole new level of support.
Imagine having your own personal coach showing up each week to answer ANY questions that you have about the Project Space course?
Then, add on top of that, an inspired, creative bunch of parents and educators all with a rich variety of skills and experience, gathered together in one place ready to support you, give ideas, to understand when you are facing struggles and to cheer you on when you share your breakthroughs.
THAT is the quality of people we have gathered inside the Private Project Space Facebook community. Starting week 3, I go LIVE each week answering any questions that are on your mind so you are never left alone or unsure in this whole process.
Never feel lost or unsure. Tune into the weekly Facebook Live Q&A sessions and have all your questions answered.
Connect with beautiful, inspired parents like you who are committed to providing the best possible learning experience for their child and/or Project Space group.
Hear from complete beginners all the way through to people who have been doing project work for years. There all there and ready to support each other.
This kind of so valuable and such an important ingredient for success in the Project Space experience. I would value this in the thousands given the rich pool of talented parents and past students available, but let’s just count my time only.
Valued at $550 for 5 sessions.
PROJECT SPACE WEBSPACE - PROJECTSPACEHQ.COM
We now have students doing Project Space from all over the world - and we needed a way to be able to Showcase their work to an international audience.
The solution is www.projectspacehq.com
Students who sign up for Project Space are now given their own webspace that they can share the great work that they've been doing with friends and family.
We've included a bonus lesson inside the Project Space course to show you how to upload your content to our Google Drive - and from there we create the webpage for you! It's that easy!
If you had to hire your own web designer to create these pages, you'd be looking at thousands of dollars - we've valued it here at $550
With our 21 DAY MONEY-BACK GUARANTEE, you get access to all 5 Modules AND bonus content before you even have to make a final commitment!
Who Do You Think You Are
Planning the Project
Reflection & Celebration
IF at that point, you still aren’t absolutely convinced that your child has gained a deeper, richer understanding of themselves that motivates and empowers them and you don’t feel totally confident that you have all the resources you need to run fun, engaging Project Space sessions – then simply reach out, show me that you’ve put in the effort and I’ll completely refund the investment you’ve made. Full details here >>
I am SO confident in this program.
I’ve gotta tell you...
THE PROJECT SPACE GUARANTEE
Project Space is the most comprehensive, step-by-step coaching program to equip you to confidently deliver a personalised learning experience that aligns exactly with what your child loves AND empowers them with the mindset and skills to be successful in the challenging work-world of tomorrow.
The questions our most successful parents asked before they enrolled in Project Space
Here’s what you’re getting when you enrol today:
FULL ACCESS to the Project Space Platform
A complete coaching program that will connect your child with their ‘why’ to learn and show you how to guide them step by step as they create an authentic project – something they can both be proud of and an experience that will transform their self esteem
Value? - Priceless?
Probably, but I used to run this program live for $650/term - that's $2600/year
BONUS 1 - The Full Dangerous Minds Course: this is a complete mindset training course that we sell to schools who want to maximise the full potential of their students. It dovetails beautifully with the Project Space coaching framework. You can buy it separately or get it free as a bonus today - $297 value
BONUS 2 - 20 New Project ideas - with links - you don't have to worry about brainstorming with this tool. 20 ideas developed in partnership with real Porject Space students + links - $47 value
BONUS 3 - The Get Inspired Guides: 1 & 2 see what other kids – just like yours, without any special background, extra training or resources have been able to achieve. These stories will inspire and motivate your child and open their mind to what they might be able to achieve - $47 + $47 value
BONUS 4 - 3 Ways to Turn Your Passion Project into a money making adventure - level up your project based learning experience by helping your child turn something they enjoy into real pocket money - $97 value
BONUS 5 - 5 LIVE weekly Q&A sessions plus membership in the Private Project Space Facebook Group: This is as close to one on one coaching as you can get. Any question. Any issue. NOTHING will stop you from achieving success with this level of support - $550 value
BONUS 6 - The Project Space Webspace - an online home for all your child's hardwork. Let our team make documenting and presenting easy! - $550 value
When you add it all up,
that’s $4,235 worth of courses and support
But when you enroll today,
you’ll get access to everything for just: