It is essential that each OWLS project be tied to the school curriculum in a meaningful way. This requires extensive planning and organization.
Typically, the individual classroom teacher decides what instructional activities will be needed in order to prepare and support the students to undertake their projects. Additional help may be available from other teachers, a district curriculum coordinator, or an instructional supervisor. Be prepared to present plans, and learner outcomes. OWLS projects provide opportunities to integrate across the curriculum using a thematic approach. Here are a few limited examples of how your project could help to support instructional objectives and tie to subject areas.