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Welcome to Senior Project 2013-2014!

  1. 1. Dawn Drake draked@edmonds.wednet.edu (425)431-5819 Schoology Access Code: J65C7-XXHG2 Remind101: Text “@d33d2” to (253) 235-0043
  2. 2. • Requirements/General Info • Senior Project Components • Deadlines • Questions? • If you have any specific questions, please write them down now, along with your name and the best contact info for you (phone #/email address and time of day) and I‟ll get back to you about your specific situation a.s.a.p.
  3. 3. • Statewide goals (OSPI): • Encourage students to think analytically, logically and creatively and to integrate experience and knowledge to solve problems. • Give students a chance to explore a topic in which they have a great interest. • Offer students an opportunity to apply their learning in a “real world" way. • As part of the Culminating Project, each student will demonstrate essential skills through reading, writing, speaking, production and/or performance. To complete the project, students may be asked to write a research paper, work with a mentor in school or in the community, present to a community or peer panel, pull together a portfolio of work and/or develop a multimedia presentation.
  4. 4. • Senior Project is pass/fail; all work is marked either satisfactory/unsatisfactory. Work deemed “unsatisfactory” will need to be revised until acceptable. • Therefore, it‟s incredibly important that you complete your work on time or even early, in case it needs to be redone. • You can find the answers to all of your questions about and documents related to Senior Project at our page on Schoology: http://www.schoology.com/course/15724541/materials. You will need to register at this site (select “Edmonds eLearning” as your school, if asked) and use the access code: J65C7-XXHG2.
  5. 5. • The students who are most successful at Senior Project are those who: 1. TAKE THE PROJECT SERIOUSLY. If it just seems like another hoop to you, you won‟t work as hard on it and your project won‟t be very good and may not even get finished/passed. 2. Have a SUPPORT SYSTEM in place. Yes, this is your project and you have to do a lot of the organizing and leg-work for it, but you DON‟T have to do it alone. In fact, if you try to do it alone, you may not make it. Involve your parents. Get a good mentor. Make contacts in the community. USE ME and the other eLearning teachers—we‟re a fantastic resource! Turn to your counselor or the career center at your home high school for additional support.
  6. 6. • Passion! • Interest • Skill • Purpose • CO$T • Learning Stretch • Risk Management
  7. 7. • Your Senior Project should be a service project, event, product, internship/apprenticeship/job shadow, etc. that you spend at least 40 hours on. • At least 32 of these hours should be “hands-on”—job-shadowing, volunteering, coordinating and running an event—NOT working on Senior Project assignments. • Your Senior Project can be an extension of--not the same as-- something you've already done. "Double dipping" is not allowed. For example, if you are in the nursing program at Sno-Isle and you are required to complete a 40-hour internship in a nursing home, that cannot count as your Senior Project, since you are essentially already getting credit for it somewhere else. However, if you decided you wanted to host an event for the patients and staff at the nursing home, that would be an appropriate extension of your internship and would probably work well for your Senior Project. • Your Senior Project should reflect a significant learning stretch for you. One example would be learning to play an instrument, like the guitar, from scratch with little to no previous experience. Your project should not focus on anything you are already very familiar with.
  8. 8. • Risk Management • Ideas • Organize an event: • Blood Drive • Food Drive • Susan G. Komen Fundraiser • Learn how to do something: • Play the Guitar • Belly Dance • Accounting Internship • Create something • Restore Your Dad‟s „57 Chevy • Build a Theremin from Scratch
  9. 9. • Proposal • Mentor • Weekly Journal • Research/Annotated Bibliography • Reflective Paper • Portfolio • Presentation
  10. 10. • Guidelines & How To‟s • Mentor Contract • Mentor Conference Form • Mentor Supplement/Alternate Assignment • Do your best to get your mentor candidate to be honest with you. Make sure you‟re very clear about the time commitment and the face-to-face contact. You don‟t want to get deep into your project and run out of time to find a new mentor if you find yourself needing one… Back
  11. 11. • You will make at least 10 journal entries throughout the course of your project. • These will be submitted with your Portfolio at your Presentation AND there will be TWO JOURNAL CHECKS during the semester! • Each entry needs to contain the following: date, time spent, what you did, and how it furthered your project (reflection/feedback). • Each journal entry should be no less than one paragraph in length (at least 5 sentences). The best journal entries will answer all of the following questions: • What did you do? • What did you learn? • What successes did you experience? • What issues/difficulties did you encounter? • What will you do differently in the future and/or what changes will you Back
  12. 12. • Research • Get to know your SP topic better • Select a research question that is related to your SP • Annotated Bibliographies • Citing Your Sources • Document on Schoology Website • OWL at Purdue • EasyBib.com • Son of Citation Machine Back
  13. 13. • Your Portfolio is where you'll keep—and how you'll present—all of the evidence that proves that YOU did your Senior Project and that it took you 40 hours to complete. You will decide what to include in your Portfolio but you need to be sure that your evidence is ample enough, in both quantity and quality, to prove your project. • It is my suggestion that you KEEP EVERYTHING you collect in connection to your project—receipts, fliers, contact notes, programs, emails, etc. That way, when it comes time for you to decide what's important in proving your project, those decisions will be easier because you'll have a wealth of resources to choose from. Back
  14. 14. • 15-20 mins in length (not including Q&A; no more than 3 mins can be film/audio clip/demonstration) • Speech Components: • Attention-Getter • Introduction • Research • Project • Conclusion • Q & A • Visual Aids • Appropriate (Professional) Dress
  15. 15. Make sure to submit your work on time. Since all assignments are graded as “Satisfactory or “Unsatisfactory,” you may be asked to revise and resubmit your work. If you wait too long and run out of time to make revisions, you‟ll be out of luck. Proposal & Timeline Friday, Oct. 11, 2013 Mentor Contract/Supplement Friday, Oct. 25, 2013 Journal Check #1 (Journal Entries #1-3 due) Monday, Oct. 28, 2013 No Significant Changes to Your Project May Be Made After Monday, Nov. 11, 2013 Journal Check #2 (Journal Entries #4-6 due) Monday, Nov. 25, 2013 PROGRESS MEETING WEEK OF DEC. 9 Annotated Bibliography Friday, Dec. 13, 2013 Mentor Exit Interview Monday, Jan. 6, 2014 Reflective Essay Monday, Jan. 6, 2014 Portfolio & Presentation Week of Jan. 13, 2014
  16. 16. • Dawn Drake draked@edmonds.wednet.edu (425)431-5819 • Senior Project Website: • Schoology.com: You will need to register at this site (select “Edmonds eLearning” as your school, if asked) and use the access code: J65C7-XXHG2.