Rana Chakrabarti - this is a truly fantastic idea. I'm seeing so many parallels in my own work with the challenges you've mentioned above. I'd like to take some more time to go through what you've written, including the storyboard. However, the one piece that stood out to me immediately is the value of having educators take on a project with their whole class, rather than having the student forge forward alone and take on independent projects.
I'll be in touch with further reflection. I would love to ideate along with you, should you have room for more contributions.