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ISSN Capstone Projects

  1. 1. Asia Society’s International Studies Schools Network
  2. 2. Capstones <ul><li>What are they? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Write a brief definition of what this means for your school. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Share your definition with your table </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Agree on 3 essential elements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Share out </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Group thoughts <ul><li>Showcase Work </li></ul><ul><li>Action </li></ul><ul><li>Culminating or summative </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Interest </li></ul><ul><li>Inquiry based </li></ul><ul><li>Auhthentic Audience </li></ul>
  4. 4. At <ul><li>Purpose: To prepare students for college, the workplace, and to take their place as responsible global citizens in the 21 st century. </li></ul><ul><li>Mission Statement: For seniors to demonstrate their mastery of all curriculum subjects, develop a sense of character by giving of themselves to make the world a better place for others, and press their sphere of experience beyond the walls of high school into the local and international community where they view themselves as resources. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Where do we start? <ul><li>Recruitment </li></ul><ul><li>Contracts/Agreements </li></ul><ul><li>Build it into your program </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Scaffold by grade level </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Portfolios </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Yearly evaluation and consultation on portfolios to guide students in capstone decisions </li></ul>
  6. 6. At HAIS <ul><li>In our Recruitment literature </li></ul><ul><li>In our “Entrance Agreement” </li></ul><ul><li>Students complete yearly Portfolios with public presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Students complete community service hours throughout each year </li></ul><ul><li>11 th Grade Students complete a capstone proposal in their writing class </li></ul>
  7. 7. Fit to your school, district, state, federal requirements <ul><li>What are some of the pieces of the puzzle that we can snap together? </li></ul>
  8. 8. So many demands…so little time! Funding Scheduling Personnel Testing Graduation Requirements State Requirements ISSN Matrix College Entrance
  9. 9. How HAIS sorts it out <ul><li>ISSN Matrix: Combine Internship and Capstone Projects </li></ul><ul><li>Personnel and Budgeting: Additional Funding for CTE classes </li></ul><ul><li>State Requirements: Gifted and Talented </li></ul><ul><li>Graduation Requirements: Elective, Community Service </li></ul><ul><li>College Entrance Requirements and Soft Skills </li></ul>ISSN Matrix Funding State GradReq College
  10. 10. Putting it all together
  11. 11. Structure to Support Capstones <ul><li>Independent Project </li></ul><ul><li>Incorporated into a Core Class </li></ul><ul><li>Interdisciplinary Project </li></ul><ul><li>Special Class </li></ul><ul><li>After School Program </li></ul><ul><li>Advocacy Class </li></ul>
  12. 12. Our School An Early College High School
  13. 13. Types of Project <ul><li>Research Project </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Big Idea </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>College readiness </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Research + Action </li></ul><ul><li>Community Service Project </li></ul><ul><li>Internship Project </li></ul><ul><li>Web Based Projects </li></ul>
  14. 14. At HAIS… <ul><li>Focus is on Community Service and Internships </li></ul><ul><li>Reflection Paper Included </li></ul><ul><li>5 P’s </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Proposal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Project </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Paper </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Portfolio </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Presentation </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. At HAIS… <ul><li>Focus is on Community Service Internships: </li></ul><ul><li>Local Clinics </li></ul><ul><li>Medical Center </li></ul><ul><li>Constable Station </li></ul><ul><li>Homeless Shelters </li></ul><ul><li>Food Bank </li></ul><ul><li>Blood Drive </li></ul><ul><li>Elementary School </li></ul>
  16. 16. Public Presentation and Celebration <ul><li>How will your students present their work? </li></ul><ul><li>Who will be invited? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>School </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Parents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Community </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>College </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. At HAIS <ul><li>Presentations: </li></ul><ul><li>Practice Presentation to Peers </li></ul><ul><li>Selected Students Present at ECHS Senior Seminar </li></ul><ul><li>All seniors present to HAIS students, community members, family, college personnel. </li></ul><ul><li>(underclassmen with rubric) </li></ul>
  18. 18. Some examples <ul><li>A Day of Beauty: Foster Care Girls </li></ul><ul><li>Blood Drive </li></ul><ul><li>Nigerian Pen Pals </li></ul><ul><li>Clinic </li></ul><ul><li>Art Gallery </li></ul><ul><li>Food Bank </li></ul><ul><li>SPCA </li></ul>
  19. 19. Some Final Advice <ul><li>Communicate clearly with parents </li></ul><ul><li>Work with your School District to obtain or develop permission forms for parents </li></ul><ul><li>Create a timeline and use the village to motivate students </li></ul><ul><li>Share projects not only with your community but also within your school: create a legacy </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t forget to brag  </li></ul>
  20. 20. Resources <ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Connecticut, Tennessee and Ohio all have models on line </li></ul>
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