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Navigator News: 3/25/19

posted Mon, Mar 25, 2019


Exhibition of Learning

Thanks to all of you for your flexibility regarding the rescheduled Exhibition of Learning before spring break! The blizzard was inconveniently timed, to be sure. For those of you who were able to rearrange your schedules, you got to see powerful evidence of learning from students in all of the venture projects:

  • Whimsical Inventions included everything from 3-D printed and programmed LED light up gadgets to a radio-controlled jelly bean launcher
  • Pollinator Gardens project included bat homes, bee hotels, and planted container gardens (Thank you to our partners at City of Fort Collins!)
  • Rocky Mountain Environmental Challenge Flood Mitigation Design Challenge presented their research and design proposals (Thank you to our partner Earth Force)
  • Understanding the Impact of Technology, included artifacts of the National Unplug Day that students in this venture hosted for Compass
  • Individual venture projects included stunning art projects on endangered and extinct species created by Sarah Parry and Ocean Griffis-West and an “eye contact experience” hosted by others in the group
  • Human Rights Violations ”museum” explored both human rights violations and human rights heros in a powerfully curated experience
  • Community Theater - Common Grounds, a funny and insightful play written by a young, local playwright, was directed, costumed, staged, and acted by Kayla’s venture project on Tuesday evening and Thursday morning
  • Dance Club created a performance art piece that they performed during Exhibition

Upcoming Parent Education

Next Monday the Parent Action Council will hold its monthly meeting at Compass from 6:30-7:00p followed by guest speaker, Jen Krafchick, from 7:00-8:00p. Parents are the first and primary sexuality educators of their children, yet many feel uncomfortable or unprepared for that aspect of parenting. Jen is a CSU professor and Compass parent and will share with us how parents can take a developmental approach to teach their children about sexuality. 

About the **Presenter: **Jen Krafchick, Ph.D., CFLE is an Associate Professor in Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) and has served on the CSU Honors Faculty since 2008. She is also an affiliate faculty member in Women’s Studies and member of the Honors Faculty Council. In the Honors program Dr. Krafchick teaches courses on sexuality and gender-related topics. Prior to her current positions at CSU, Dr. Krafchick served as the Assistant Director at Women’s Programs & Studies (now the Women and Gender Advocacy Center) providing support and advocacy services to members of the campus community impacted by interpersonal violence and operated a private practice as an individual, couple, and family therapist.