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1 DESIGNING MY WORLD! Middle Level Architecture Camp Lincoln, NE Lynette Fast, Director Joan Phelan, Teacher

2 Bright Lights Summer Enrichment Program Our Mission Bright Lights is a non-profit organization that takes learning beyond the classroom by providing youth with unique, motivating, hands-on learning opportunities. Background The financial support has grown to a broad base of support. Funding sources are tuition based, with assistance from foundations, businesses, community service groups, families, and individuals. In early years, four foundations supported the tuition income. In comparison, now: 21 foundations ($20,000 to $250 each) 78 businesses ($1,500 to $75 each) a dozen families with generous donations ($2,000 to $100 each) three dozen families made smaller contributions ($150 to $5 each) Barbara Hoppe, Education Director / Fundraiser Kathy Hanrath, Executive Director

3 Camp Beginnings year old “Bright Lights” expanded middle level offerings A need for opportunities in this age group of students Collaboration started between Bright Lights and University of Nebraska

4 Present Program –4 Bright Lights Staff –3 University of Nebraska Professors –1 Director, 3 Certified Teachers –4 University Architecture Students –3 High School Student Assistants –30 Students –10 Architecture Professionals Collaboration To The Max!

5 Present Program Includes all Disciplines of Architecture –City Planning –Landscape Architecture –Architecture –Interior Design

6 Designing My World Program Overview 35 hour, one-week program, one day each to engage students in concepts of community planning, architecture, interior design, and landscape architecture. Each day culminates in an afternoon group design project. Students apply daily concepts from A.M. sessions to a design project which blossoms on Friday with student presentations for AIA professionals and parents.

7 Teacher Team Components Leadership / Mentoring Facilitator Multiple Intelligences

8 Student Teaming Curriculum True Colors / Personality Typing Multiple Intelligences Group Dynamics Group Collaboration

9 Community Connections Professional Involvement Active Presentation Kid friendly

10 Snacks / Lunch Snacks –Informal breaks –Healthy - small portions –Drinks always available Lunch –Sack lunch provided by student –Drink provided –Pizza celebration on last day of camp - Lunch with a professional

11 Location / Facility University of NE - Architecture College Studio –Transportation provided by students’ families On Location - Proposed Building Site –Transportation provided by Bright Lights Design Firms –Walking distance

12 Schedule - Day 2

13 Curriculum - City Planning and Design Concept Mapping (Standard 2,3,4,5,6) –Waterways, Tributaries, Human Built Reservoirs –Railway –Grid Layout of city Early Planning: Government, University, Public Schools, City Parks, Transportation, Retail District Line of Sight –City Restrictions –City Utilities Water flow, sources –Future Needs

14 Curriculum - City Planning and Design Prior Knowledge Experience & Assess Needs First Hand

15 Curriculum - Landscape Architecture Topography (Standard 2,6) Soil Conditions (Standard 6) Visual Impact (Standard 2) Accessibility (Standard 6) Scale (Standard 1 & 6)

16 Curriculum - Architecture Historical Stylistic Overview (Standard 2,4,5,6) Tension / Compression (Standard 1,2,5,6) Spatial Awareness (Standard 1,2,3,6) –Conversion of 2D - 3D thinking –Height / Levels Architecture Function (Standard 2,3,6) –Physical Needs –Aesthetic Needs Scale (Standard 1,6)

17 Curriculum - Interior Design Aesthetics (Standard 2,3,4) Accessibility (Standard 2,4,6) Sustainability (Standard 1,2,4,5,6)

18 Studio Day!

19 Challenges / Changes Keep students interested and motivated Activities structured with physical involvement Role models working with kids constantly Community involvement

20 Lessons Learned Collaboration to the Max! Establish a strong commitment among planning staff Build fun, friendship, and teamwork experiences into the activities for the staff and the kids Bring expert teachers to the experiences Use real-life learning opportunities

21 DESIGNING MY WORLD! Middle Level Architecture Camp Lincoln, NE Lynette Fast, Director, Joan Phelan, Teacher,


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