Real Learning for Real Times
November 1st, 2020
The students really inspired and impressed us with their presentations as we wrapped up a fully remote quarter of learning. Rather than have our traditional, huge celebration of learning that features each of the Venture Projects, the pandemic forced us to pivot and host our public presentations of learning on Zoom.
Organized in their mentoring groups, each hour focused on a different set of students who presented either a reflection on learning from their Venture Project or their CARE project.
Students presented on everything from quantum computing to raising backyard chickens to a study of art related to civil rights and the Black Lives Matter movement. Fascinating, inspiring, and delightful!
Equally as interesting was the reflection on the process of learning and sharing that our teacher mentors guided each group through to wrap up the sessions. Helping students see their level of skill development and content knowledge application is almost as fun as watching them grow in these meaningful and profound ways. We are so proud of the learning our students are doing!
We will be posting several exemplars here on our blog in the coming weeks, so keep an eye out, but in the meantime, here is a video that one of our students made as part of her CARE project regarding service dogs. Learning and service are one and the same for our student Chloe B! Feel free to support her Colorado Gives campaign with a donation.