What was your driving question?
How did this project connect to your local or regional community?
What PBE principles were highlighted in this project?
Glenwood middle school students have entered The Great Glenwood Food Truck Race. Students have been challenged to develop the winning food truck complete with a captivating theme, detailed menu, competitive pricing strategy, appropriate location, and more. This project has challenged students in their design thinking, as they identify problems in their work, generate reasonable and creative solutions, and put those solutions into motion. One event, in particular, a “Truck Stop” (coined from the show, The Great Food Truck Race), brought all work on their truck to a halt and paired them with a competing truck. The students were to choose one main menu item from their competitor’s truck and put their own spin on it to draw business for that item to their truck as opposed to their competition. After allowing students to place orders from the food trucks and tallying profits, the top five trucks are set to present to the local small business incubator.
How did this positively impact the community? How was it shared?
Reflection: What was the biggest challenge? What was the most rewarding aspect of this project?
Any advice for a teacher or student that is implementing a PBE project for the first time?
“Just be ready to give it your all and do it right the first time, so you don’t have to do it again.” – Student
“Don’t be afraid to challenge your students! They are full of creativity and unique ideas.” – Teacher