Pitch 6: Learning Journey

Learning Journey

Pitch 6

This lesson will help you gain points in the Learning Journey part of the rubric.

In this lesson, you will...

  • Reflect on what you’ve learned and your accomplishments on your Technovation journey
  • Write your Learning Journey document

Learning Journey

Think back to where you and your team started months ago and everything that has happened as you’ve worked to get  your Technovation project working and completed. You’ve come a long way! Pat yourself on the back!

The judges want to hear from your team to understand what you’ve accomplished too. You want to tell them all about the highs and lows of your project - what new skills you have gained, and what obstacles you have overcome to make your project what it is today. You will write about your journey in 100 words or less. 

As part of your writeup, you will include 2-6 pictures that help to explain the process for the judges. Remember, a picture is worth 1000 words! You can include screenshots of early sketches and prototypes. You may also include user feedback you received and changes you made to your project as a result. Help to tell the story of your journey by adding pictures. 

Here are some examples from past Technovation teams:

Note: When submitting images for the Learning Journey Reflection on the Technovation Girls platform, you will be submitting image files, NOT PDF's.

Activity: Learning Journey Reflection

It’s likely that you, your team, and your idea/app/project have changed since you first started this season. Take a few moments to look back and discuss how you and your project have changed. For example:

  • How did you change the project or your ideas after doing user research or testing?
  • How did you change the project or your ideas after doing competitor research?
  • What new technical skills have you learned this season?
  • How has your team grown this season? 
    • Did you have to work together to overcome any challenges? 
    • Have you improved as a team throughout the season? How?

 

After you have discussed, write down which parts of your learning journey you think are important to include in your writeup. Now, select pictures that you think will help to tell the story. You can add 2-6 pictures to your Learning Journey document. Make sure to choose ones that are meaningful to the journey and help to highlight accomplishments you are most proud of.

Note: When submitting images for the Learning Journey Reflection on the Technovation Girls platform, you will be submitting image files, NOT PDF's.

Reflection

Now that your Learning Journey is written, it is time to submit your project. In the next and final lesson, that is just what you will do!