I have decided to start incorporating projects in most of my courses. This semester, I am teaching a content course for elementary education majors, and I am again doing projects. See here for a list of potential projects and a brief summary of the format.
In short, the projects are required if you want to get an A in the course, but optional otherwise. However, doing a project might help a student’s grade if it is lower than an A (it might be the difference between, say, a BC and a B).
I am looking forward to the poster session, which will probably be in a couple of weeks.