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  • 1. THEME SSAGEMendez GATE Symposium 2013
  • 2. What is a Symposium? A chance for our Honors students to show what they are interested in. A chance for you to show your hard work. A chance for you to develop your research skills. A chance for you to explore the things that interest you and see how it affects the world around you.
  • 3. THEME SSAGEOur symposium focuses on theESSENTIAL QUESTION :What is the message (theme) resultingfrom this project and how might thismessage contribute to society?
  • 4. What do I need to do? You will choose what interests you and make sure that the subject crosses into other subjects you know. You will meet with at least two mentor teachers that will guide you through the process. You will meet with your mentors at least three times. You will develop your ideas in a way that is unique to YOU! You will present your work on the day of the symposium. Your presentation should be 5-10 minutes long.
  • 5. SUBJECTS TO THINK ABOUT! Hmmm… Maybe I can use some of these!
  • 6. What do I need to do first ?First you need to fill out an intent to participate form.Choose your partners (they can be across grade levels BUT you must get permission from your mentor teacher to do so), or choose to work by yourself. Choose your mentor teachers.Next, choose your topic. Think about the BIG IDEA you want to show about your topic.Then, think about what other subjects your topic can connect with.Finally, have your first meeting with your mentor. They will help steer you in the right direction as you discuss your ideas with them.
  • 7. Important DeadlinesThursday, April 18 You must:Have project chosen with main topics and connected disciplinesMeet with Ms. Romeo or Ms. Cabrera about projectMeet with both Advisors at least onceThursday, May 2 You must:Finish the research needed for projectDecide on how the project will be presentedMeet with both Advisors at least twiceThursday, May 16You must:Finish all aspects of the project (research, findings, media, presentation)Rehearse at least three times, at least once in front of their advisorMeet with advisors at least three timesBring project to Ms. Romeo or Ms CabreraIntent to Register form must be turned into Ms. Romeo or Ms. Cabrera by Monday, April 15!!!!!
  • 8. Chief Advisors 6th Grade Ms. Hyatt rm. 214 7th Grade Ms. Cabrera rm. 202 8th Grade Ms. Romeo rm. 215 If you have any questions about the symposium and what you need to do, contact your mentor teacher, or one of the teachers above!
  • 9. When and Where is the Symposium? Thursday, May 23, 2013 5:00 through 7:00 p.m. Mendez Gym and other classrooms
  • 10. Is there anything else I need to know? You must look professional when you present your project. All visitors will be given questions to ask you. You will be prepared to answer them because you will have the questions in advance. There will be awards!
  • 11. SEE YOU SOON!We are so proud of ourMendez Students!We CAN’T WAIT to see whatyou will do!