Presentation on theme: "Opened in 2007 Located at 4 th and Vancouver (Mid-Town Plaza) 60 students; 3 advisors (teachers); 3 project managers (paraeducators) Small School Choice."— Presentation transcript:
Opened in 2007 Located at 4 th and Vancouver (Mid-Town Plaza) 60 students; 3 advisors (teachers); 3 project managers (paraeducators) Small School Choice School Teacher-led school Healthy Learning Community Project Based
Project Based Learning Student meet learning targets through rigorous, interdisciplinary projects What of the learning stays the same The How and the When is flexible
The Phoenix Project Process Personal Learning Plan BrainstormProject Plan Advisor and parents review Student revises plan Project Plan Sign- Off Student follows project plan Student drafts deliverables Peers and advisors review Student shares learning Student Completes Finalization Documents. Finalization Meeting Project evaluated Credit Earned Advisor records credit earned
How can I build a working mini- sharpie skiff? Im really impressed with the end result of this project. I have a working boat that I made. I know how to use epoxy and fiberglass, and I know Archimedes Law, how to apply it, and why its important in designing a boat that wont sink. -Drake Gatlin Credit Areas: Communications, Empirical Reasoning, Elective (Construction)
When did shoe manufacturers become more concerned with style than function? I have learned to research and read the information and to be able to form my own concepts and write them in my own words. I also learned some of the history of shoes, which has piqued my interest in learning more about it. I can see how this could become an even bigger project. -- Star Smith-Perry Credit Areas: Social Reasoning, Communications
What is the potential for affordable wind power to help develop remote villages? Wind energy is, in reality, an indirect form of solar energy: the sun heats the earth differently and warms up parts of the air. The hot air rises and the cool air sinks. The result of this process is wind. The wind is converted into mechanical forces by the blades of the turbine and generates electricity that we can use to perform work. In this project, I also learned how to use drafting software to plan my construction and how to use various tools safely to build my turbine. --Aung Ye Thu Credit Areas: Empirical Reasoning, Social Reasoning, Elective (Construction), Communications
How do high heels affect you as you get older? I learned that high heels can cause thrombosis, nerve damage, disfiguration, many different kinds of growths on your feet, and knee osteoarthritis. I also learned that when I speak to an audience, I need to stand up straight, be charismatic, and have a strong voice. --Brinda Galvan Credit Areas: Health, Communications, Digital Communications
How do the nutrients in the foods we eat affect our minds? Do they affect our dreams? I learned that our bodies dream during light sleep, known as Rapid Eye Movement (REM) sleep, which temporarily paralyzes the body and causes us to experience visual and other sensory effects. Its our brains way of exercising while we sleep. I also learned that different foods have different nutrients which affect our bodies in different ways. Vitamin B-1 (thiamine) and Vitamin B-6 are both important vitamins in regard to brain function. --Ari Miner Credit Areas: Empirical Reasoning, Communications, Health
What does it take to get into the Northwest College of Art and can I do it? I learned a lot from myself in this project. By experimenting with my water-color pencils, I learned how to shade effectively. I learned some shading techniques with my observational drawings. I had put observational drawings on a pedestal to where I figured they were out of my reach, but once I started doing them, they got easier. Ive learned what inspires me. I learned that if you actually do your work, it goes pretty fast; but with art you shouldnt do it too fast because it wont look good. I learned that the FAFSA is necessary for applying to any college. --Stevi Carson Credit: Elective (Art & Life After High School), Communication
Is guitar teaching in my future? This project has made me a better writer and a better person. I learned a lot about how to start my own business, how to use my people skills, how to have patience with a student, and how to work through problems. --Jerret Hyndshaw Credit: Elective (Music & Life After High School), Communication
How can I make the most productive ghillie suit for me and my purposes? The history of the ghillie suit was very interesting. The ghillie suit was first used by Scottish farmers tending their flocks in the early 19 th century, not by the military. I gained an actual working knowledge of how a ghillie suit is made. If I wanted to, I could make them and sell them for a profit. --Ben Gross Credit: Social Reasoning, Communication, Elective
Schedule 8:00- Quantitative Reasoning 9:00- Nutrition Break/Advisory 9:35- Goal Setting/Project Work Time 11:15- Lunch 11:50- Independent Reading 12:20- Project Work Time 1:55- Reflection/Advisory
Community Explorations Technical school, 2-year, 4-year college, Americorps, job corps, healthy living, bullying, occupation, presentations LIGO Ropes Course CWU Chimposium Perry Tech WSU Imagine, INME Ice Harbor Dam CREHST Museum Handford Safety Expo CBC RoadMap to Success IT Day
Potential Phoenix Students are interested in Exploring interests through extended learning projects. Creative ventures Apply learning to real world concerns. Being a part of a supportive and innovative environment. Learning to manage their time and work independently. Learning to use their minds well. Taking responsibility for their own learning. They might be disengaged/disconnected from the traditional school curriculum.
Phoenix targets students who: Would like to meet state standards through exploring personal interests in extended learning projects. Are creative. Want to connect learning to life outside of the classroom and apply learning to real world concerns. Want to find their passion for learning within a supportive and innovative environment. Want to learn to manage their time and work independently. Want to learn to use their minds well. Would like to develop the skills and desire to solve problems and thoroughly understand ideas and concepts. Want to take responsibility for their own learning. Want to leave high school with a comprehensive plan for success. Might be disengaged/disconnected from the traditional school curriculum.
How Students Choose Phoenix 1.Hear about Phoenix and get interested 2.Fill out an application 3.Have a student/family interview 4. Transfer from their home school/school of attendance
Call to Action Refer students to Phoenix Partner with Phoenix – Offer project mentorship – Offer Internship opportunities
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