One big change has been a focus on the "pitch."
By November, most students had completed their 20 Time Proposals and were ready for the next step. Before diving right in, we instead spent a couple weeks developing 1 minute pitch videos. They completed this form to help organize their thoughts and develop a script. Then, each team went into the "green screen room" (vacant office in the back of the library) to film their videos.
In general, each video needed the following components: Project Title, Problem/Issue, Your Product (Solution), Audience, and Closing Statement.
Although some took this process less seriously than others, I think that it still helped all students think more deeply about the purpose of their 20 Time projects while also taking more ownership of their work.
Here are a few samples of their pitch videos from December:
Volleyball: Will You Play Today?