Apr 23 – 27

Week 7

Organizing and creating – Making conclusions about my research, considering my actions and presentation

Week 7 will see you carefully planning your Exhibition Showcase coming up. You will be involved in:

– Planning your exhibition presentation. Things to consider/work on include:

  • timeline of your presentation
  • mapping ideas for what will be included in your conversation
  • lists of materials needed for your showcase
  • collecting feedback on your presentation ideas from other groups, mentors, teachers in order to improve on your ideas
  • keeping in mind that the Theme is Who We Are – there should be some element of art/expression considered for your showcase. Be creative in how you will present your topic to your audience. Go beyond your comfort zone of a poster or a trifold, extend your creativity! Push yourself to consider something unique or different – something maybe you haven’t ever done before

– Hands-on work week. Think about:

  • Will my product include more than one perspective on the issue?
  • Will my product show how I took, or how others can take action on this issue?
  • Does my showcase invite conversation? Can I speak confidently and knowledgeably about my topic or issue without reading from a pre-written script/powerpoint slides?
  • Does my showcase attract attention and interest?
  • Who is my audience? How will I ensure that my presentation is understood? How will I have to change how I speak, or how I present depending on different ages of audience members?

All of this will be accomplished with the support of your group members, during your mentor meetings, and with your teacher.

– Writing thank you letters or creating thank you cards to give to:

  • your mentor during your final meeting next week
  • Interviewees, field trip locations, others who helped support you through your exhibition

– Reflection. Blogging about and reflecting on your week at least once is a requirement. Your teacher will provide you with some possible reflection prompts for your blog. Remember! Visuals are always a great way to draw readers in to what you have to say. Post pictures of your work (action shots of your work or ideas, samples of your brainstorming, feedback you are receiving etc…) to supplement your reflection.

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