|It's Research Project Time!!!!|
We are tackling the junior research project differently this year. The project is collaborative and digital. Students can work in groups of up to five. They choose to research an issue that requires some sort of problem-solving and research and devise some implementable solutions. Students will be doing this through GoogleDrive and GoogleSites. Students will learn the traditional skills of research and integrating it into their writing while documenting the source, but they will do it all digitally.
Parents, please ask your child which project he or she is working on and ask them for the link to their website to keep track of their progress and to see the awesome work they are doing.
This is the first time Mrs. Rose and I are allowing students to do this project collaboratively. This will require students to manage and prioritize their tasks and time as well as get experience managing a real project. It's going to be a wild ride, but we are prepared to be as flexible as we need to be, so that the challenge-based research project is a real-world learning experience that will benefit the students for college and the working world.
I have a calendar posted with due dates relevant to the research project, as well as other reminders.
The AP test is May 9th, so we will continue to practice timed writings and multiple choice readings while the research project is on-going. Also, students have been required to select a book from the teen Mensa list, which they are to read on their own this 5th six weeks. They will be expected to journal on the book every week and have a required number of pages due each week.