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Welcome Seniors. Overview  State and District Requirement  Great experience to explore something new. Get excited about it. Choose something you are.

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1 Welcome Seniors

2 Overview  State and District Requirement  Great experience to explore something new. Get excited about it. Choose something you are genuinely interested in!  My role: Oversee project as a whole, communicate with advisors, create documents, troubleshoot, be a resource for staff and students.

3 Basic Requirements  60 hours of work (10 with field advisor)  Must include new learning and research  Must have end result be tangible product/performance  Field Advisor  Research Paper  Portfolio  Presentation

4 Choosing a Topic  Choose something you are interested in.  Make sure topic is complex enough to take 60 hours worth of work.  No job shadows  Who can be a field advisor for your topic?  What will your final product be?  Create a guiding/controlling question. Guiding Question states what you want to learn and what your final product will be.

5 Sample Topics and Guiding Questions Topic: Children’s Books Guiding Question: What skills do I need to learn in order to write a children’s book for early readers? Topic: Woodworking Guiding Question: What are the basics of woodworking that I need to master in order to build a coffee table for my living room?

6 Field Advisor  Must agree to help with project and understand guiding question.  Must be over 21 years old, not a relative or student, and have expertise in field of research.  Parents and field advisor must sign off on forms. Forms are on the school website.

7 Work Required  Log all hours and expenditures  Status Checks throughout the year (approximately one per month) Must be up to date or you will be assigned to Wednesday afternoon CP lab to get caught up.  Research Requirements: 10 sources including an interview  Annotated Bibliography

8 Work Continued  Research Paper: You will write an eight to ten page research-based paper. It will include internal citations and focus on the who, what, where, when, why and how’s of your project.  Portfolio  Presentation  All work will be turned in to your advisory teacher via .  Progress will be tracked through webgrader.

9 Documents  A complete CP calendar is currently on the school website. Print it out and save it.  Agreement forms, a project overview, and a work log/budget chart are also online.  More documents will be added as we progress through the school year.

10 First Steps  Choose a topic and create a guiding/controlling question. Due on September 19 th.  Find a Field Advisor and get forms signed. Due on September 29 th.  Begin to find research materials and set time to meet with FA.  Log all hours and have 10 completed by first status check on November 3 rd.

11 Questions???  Please ask your advisory teacher all questions before coming to me. I cannot be everyone’s advisor.  I am available before and after school most days. Set an appointment if you have a question you cannot get resolved.  Check the school website for information and updated documents.  Be positive! Have fun with the project!


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