Module 1 (Investigate/Explore). How might you facilitate opportunities for students to recognize or learn about real needs within communities that they might be able to help? : - Visit the aviation center
- Have a speaker come in and discuss their experiences with aviation
Module 1 (Investigate/Explore). What unique places, activities, field trips, or investigations might you use to engage your students in new content or unexpected discoveries that will help them connect to your theme, topic, or project? : - Visit the airport and private hangers
- Have a speaker come in
Module 1 (Investigate/Explore). Three guiding questions I might use to help my students begin their exploration and inquiry of our community are: : 1) How does aviation affect Grand Rapids?
2) What small scale uses are their for aviation other than human transport?
3) What impact can you as a teenager have on the world of aviation?
Module 2 (Communities/Partner). How will you define the community you will work within OR how will you help your students define the community they will work within? : Kent Count will serve as our local community as Kent Innovation has representatives from all districts.
Module 2 (Communities/Partner). List three (3) partners that you've researched or found near your school or in your community that may serve as a starting point for developing a strong community partnership. : 1) Kent ISD (Ebiri Nkuba)
2) Pilots from Old Orchard Juice Co. (Chris Kohler)
3) GVSU (Mark Gleason & John Koches)
Module 2 (Communities/Partner). Considering the partners you've selected, what improvements might each individual or organization provide to your school or project? List at least one possibility for each of the three (3) partners. : 1) KISD
- Access to their aviation center
- General insight into aviation
- Technical support with the content
2) Old Orchard
- Speak with students
- Provide details into the crossover between aviation/business
- Access to their hanger/jet
- Provide community issues as they relate to aviation
- Share knowledge of drone/uav development and usage
Module 3 (Empathy/Connect). What types of experiences do you anticipate using to help your students cultivate empathy and connection to your theme or topic during your project? : Encouraging students to experience someone's emotion is the most powerful experience to cultivate empathy. Having students write short stories as if they were another character will help my students develop these skills.
Module 4 (Content/Integrate). What is the theme or topic you will use to begin content and project integration? : Aviation
Module 4 (Content/Integrate). Understanding that things may change as you proceed with your project planning and implementation... list three (3) to five (5) standards you are required to teach in your course/classroom that you will integrate into your place-based education project. : F.TF.1 Understand radian measure of an angle as the length of the arc on
the unit circle subtended by the angle.
F.TF.2 Explain how the unit circle in the coordinate plane enables the
extension of trigonometric functions to all real numbers, interpreted as
radian measures of angles traversed counterclockwise around the unit
F.TF.5 Choose trigonometric functions to model periodic phenomena
with specified amplitude, frequency, and midline .Angles traversed counterclockwise around the unit circle.
A.CED.4 Rearrange formulas to highlight a quantity of interest, using the
same reasoning as in solving equations.
F.IF.4 For a function that models a relationship between two quantities,
interpret key features of graphs and tables in terms of the quantities,
and sketch graphs showing key features given a verbal description
of the relationship.
Module 4 (Content/Integrate). What methods will you undertake to integrate student assessment (formative and/or summative) into the place-based education experience? : A preassessment will be given before 3 formative assessments. The summative assessment will take place after the students have had multiple learning opportunities based on their formative assessments.
Module 5 (Energy/Act). How do you plan to involve students in determining the "act of service" for your project? Describe specific steps or action items you will undertake to ensure democratic or criteria-based decision making is utilized. : Our students will learn from a speaker that has relevant experience in the field of aviation. Afterwards the class will discuss in large and small groups some of the issues they feel are relevant to our community. We will come up with a topic as a class and determine what our expectations are for the project.
Module 5 (Energy/Act). Which project management tool will you consider using to guide your class through the steps necessary to complete your "act of service?" Why did you choose this resource? : We use a system developed by the New Tech Network that organizes content and delivers it in an efficient manner.
Module 5 (Energy/Act). By highlighting significant milestones or goals, explain the approximate timeline of when you expect to introduce, implement, and complete your project. Provide the month in which you anticipate beginning your project and the month you anticipate completing your project (e.g. September - January). : TBD
Module 6 (Report/Reflect). Which ideas for reflection will you use to help your students reflect on their place-based education experience (we encourage you to consider at least three different methods)? When do you plan to use each tool? : - Personal journal
- Group work log
- Any form of external reporting they choose
Module 6 (Report/Reflect). How will you inform other students, teachers, parents, and community members about the efforts and results of your work? Describe methods you will use for each audience you plan to engage. : Being a part of the ISD we can utilize the media source they have call the School News Network. Additionally the students have had much success and experience using social media to inform the public.
Module 6 (Report/Reflect). How will you provide an authentic audience for students to report the results of their project? Who might you include in this audience? : The community partners will help us develop this portion of the project.