12 months in MUHANGA District Rwanda, yes will be visible to the public
We have been watching the master class 1-3 sections at a time over the past several months, when time allows. We discuss each section afterwards. This helps to build a solid foundation for our club!
We will start with cleaning out the pond, removing metals from the ground, and reallocating rubble to sculptural uses. Additionally we will renovate existing buildings into classrooms and art studios. Careful records of plant and animal species will be logged.
Gatherings for the London youth in Brick Lane, demonstrating their actions, giving them a platform to campaign on to the city workers.
Students in the 4th and 5th grade at Whitlow Elementary School will regularly collect stream data on water pH, conductivity, temperature and dissolved oxygen. They will aggregate the data from a solar powered water quality probe with data collected using manual chemical kits. That data will be entered into the state data system which monitors streams all over the state of Georgia. Using nets they will sample the stream to see what life it supports. Our data will be used by scientists across the country.
Goal is to increase writing across the content area by introducing digital literacy activities. Each activity will follow the same general procedure. 1. Students will be introduced to a concept. Activity will take approximately 2 days. (Example for math: integers) 2. Students will practice and analyze concept. Activity will take approximately 3 days. (Example: hands-on activity) 3. Students will research and write about the concept. Activity will take approximately 5 days. (Example: research and write about math based careers) 4. Students will produce a podcast, vlog, or blog as a culminating assessment of understanding. Activity will take approximately 2 weeks. (Example: Vlog on real world use of integers)
Digitally literate students can judge, create, and convey information in the digital world. Creating 21st century learners who are digitally literate is a priority. I plan to have students use technology to enhance their writing skills by creating blogs, vlogs, and podcasts throughout content classes. I will use this money to help create a recording studio in our middle school, so the money will go toward microphones, padcasters, and other recording equipment. The recording studio will be used in cross curricular projects (with science and social studies). The topics will include the importance of reducing waste and reusing/recycling materials, human community and human condition (through the topic of the Holocaust and various other historical conflicts), and the importance of various species of wildlife (in different geographical locations).
Our vision is to have a creative, welcoming writing lab equipped with alternative seating and lighting that offers a different feel than the traditional classroom. While our ideal circumstance would be to have every classroom equipped with alternative seating, we realize that you have to start somewhere. Since writing is a critical component of every other subject, we thought, "Why not start with our writing lab?" By providing our students with wobble cushions, yoga mats, exercise balls, video game chairs, and dry erase tables, we are hoping to create a fun environment where our kids can get excited about writing. Our plan is to allow allow students to use the writing lab as a place where they can focus solely on the writing process. All of our flexible seating options will help students use up their excess energy instead of having that energy manifest as a distraction in the classroom. This will allow students to focus on producing the best writing possible.
The Nshara Parents School Conservation Club (NPSCC) encompasses a variety of initiatives aimed at instilling a commitment to environmental stewardship in Uganda’s next generation and encouraging more sustainable ways of living. We work with students and teachers within the school to improve knowledge about the environment, increase awareness of conservation issues, and encourage participation in fun, hands-on activities that ‘act locally’ to make a difference. We work with teachers and local experts to ensure our program focus is timely and relevant to current conservation concerns. We also continuously evaluate our efforts to assess their efficacy and inform future directions. Our conservation activities will include included: Field Trips into Lake Mburo National Park Talks and Presentations from Rangers and Local Wildlife Experts Reforestation Projects Health and Sanitation Projects Debates Films Creative Projects
My project will include a day trip to the Malibu Tide pools where my students would have already researched what animals and wildlife are currently there. They will have researched the endangered animals and wildlife in that area so that when they visit the Malibu site, they will have some prior knowledge. While they are there, they will explore the tide pools and then write down their observations. They will survey the environment and write descriptions of what they see in terms of human interaction with the environment. Finally, when they return to their community in South Central Los Angeles, we will explore how to implement the practices in Malibu at our local beaches to improve upon the environment.