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Project-based Learning: The Invention Convention

Posted by Lee Greener on Fri, Apr 10, 2015 @ 11:29 AM

Invention Convention resized 600Project-based learning is a cornerstone of independent and boarding schools. According to Edutopia project based learning is "is a dynamic classroom approach in which students actively explore real-world problems and challenges and acquire a deeper knowledge." The Invention Convention project that kicked off this week in our Fifth and Sixth grade classrooms exemplifies this type of learning. It also enables students to hone various skills across multiple subjects. This is the second time the Invention Convention has taken place at Hillside and Ms. Sexton explains how it works.

The boys in Monica Lucey's and Hilary Sexton's class are embarking on a seven-week project. The theme in the Fifth and Sixth grade this year is the attitude of gratitude. In keeping with the theme, the boys have to come up with a list of problems that the world is facing today and find a way to help. They will then come up with an invention that helps the problem. They started off watching videos that show children making inventions to help the environment, people or themselves.  They then brainstormed problems that occur in the world. The boys came up with things like poverty, hunger, lack of clean drinking water and homelessness. Over the next few weeks the boys will pick one idea and narrow it down from there.  They will research how other people have helped their cause. The boys will then create a prototype of their invention. At the end of the seven weeks, the boys will present their inventions for the entire community to view.

Through this project the boys focus on selflessness. They learn what it means to give back to people in need. The boys are able to spend two consecutive periods a week working on making the world a better place. In Reading class the boys are reading the book Pay It Forward. In this book, a young boy comes up with the idea of giving back without asking for compensation. All he asks of the people he helps is that they "pay it forward." The boys understand that what they are doing in the invention convention is in keeping with this concept. They are researching problems and finding a way to fix them or alleviate them. In essence the boys are truly paying it forward. 

The boys are also practicing many skills while conducting this project. For example, they are learning to manage their schedule. With only two class periods a week to work on the project, the boys need to learn to budget their time. They are also working on their research and writing skills. They are researching their topics to better understand the needs involved. They will also have a writing piece that goes along with the invention. Finally, the boys will present their inventions. For Middle School boys, presenting in front of their teachers and peers can be daunting. The boys will fine tune their public speaking skills and present their final projects in front of a group. 

The project is designed to be educational and engaging. A lot of hard work goes into these inventions. The Invention Convention should be a lot of fun and powerfully convey the theme of gratitude. 

 


Tags: Boarding School, Project-Based Learning, Empowering Boys, Science, Reading

How to Pick Your Secondary School: Young Alums Speak Out

Posted by Lee Greener on Wed, Mar 11, 2015 @ 09:44 AM

Secondary School Handbook Pic resized 600March 10th marks a very exciting day for prospective students hoping to go to boarding school. Decisions have been made and offers are extended. We asked our young alums what their advice would be when picking a school to help the Hillside Class of 2015:

"My one piece of advice for students would be to choose the school where they feel the most at home. When I toured, I knew the second I got back into my car that it was the place for me. Everyone was friendly and the campus was great. It felt right.” - Dennis Cesana ’13 at Kimball Union Academy

“The best advice I can give to pick the right school is to go where people want you and go where you know people will support you. I feel like my decision to go to Brooks was the best I have made in my life. I love it at Brooks and the people are awesome.” - Isaiah Godwin ’14 at Brooks School

“Never rule any one school out until you are sure, because upon revisiting some schools you may change your mind.” - Alex Fay ’13 at The Williston Northampton School

"My advice when picking your secondary school is simply to go with where you feel the most comfortable, both socially and academically. You're going to spend a lot of time there so it should be a place where you want to be and will help you reach your goals. Visit all the schools and really get that feel before choosing somewhere because you never know until you visit, which school fits you best.” - Austrian Robinson ’12 at Trinity Pawling School

"Think about your academic and social preferences, and note that the size of a school will play a big part in how well you operate within it” - Alex Rodde ‘12 at Dublin School

"Try to identify the schools that are potentially the best fit for you, academically, sports-wise, size and structure. Visit the potential schools, preferably when students are there and ask lots of questions. Also try to get a feel for each one in terms of how welcoming and comfortable they feel. When I visited Hebron, I felt welcomed.” Dylan Breau ‘14 at Hebron Academy

"Attempt to picture yourself at that specific school, if you can not see yourself at that particular school it might not be the best option for you.” - Colin McCaughey ’13 at St. Paul’s School

"When picking a school make sure you really want to go, and if you are looking to play a sport at the varsity level, make sure to know what to expect.” - John Hunt ’14 at Westminster School

“The most important aspect is to find a place where you fit in temperamentally. It's easy to research academic and extracurricular opportunities through web search, but finding an environment that will be especially conducive to happy, healthy learning on your part takes an extra effort and so is more rewarding in the end (make use of revisit days!).” – Matthew Chang ’12 at Middlesex School

"My one piece of advice would be to just follow your heart. There is going to be the school that your parents like the most and most likely you are going to find a different school to be your favorite. But you need to realize that the place you choose is your home for the next three or four years. My gut feeling was St. Mark's and I couldn't be happier with the decision I made.” Josh Loveridge ’13 at St. Mark’s School

“Use the broken leg test. Ask yourself, if you get hurt and will be unable to play your sport will you still be happy with your choice?” - Nick Schofield ’14 at The Williston Northampton School

“If you can, revisit your top two choices.” - Jesse Lee ’13 at Berkshire School

“What really helped me was having an idea of what I was looking for in a school. Ask yourself questions like: "Will I be happy here?" and "Can I learn here?” The answers really helped me figure out what I wanted and what I needed in a school.” Rory Csaplar ’13 at Eagle Hill School

"Choose the school that you see yourself being comfortable in. I think the size of the school is really important, tt determines how well the school fits us and how well we will fit within it. It does not matter, in my opinion, where one ends up at, how you take advantage of what the school offers is what is important.” - Huanshuo “John” Rao ’14 at Westminster School

Tags: Boarding School, Alumni, Admission Process, Tips & Strategies, Junior Boarding School

Where Kids Are Still Kids: A Memoir by Colin Binswanger '15

Posted by Lee Greener on Fri, Feb 13, 2015 @ 11:00 AM
Student Speaker Series Colin '15Students have the opportunity to share their work with our community during Student Speaker Series lunch programs. Mr. Paul's ninth grade English class was given a memoir writing assignment with a focus on adding thoughts and feelings to bring an event to life and make it meaningful. Colin Binswanger '15 wrote the following about a time when he was 10 years old at Chuck E. Cheese.

We went to Chuck E. Cheese’s for my sister's birthday. I smelled the familiar scent of overpriced pizzas disregarded upon the same crowded tables, and saw young and innocent faces beaming with joy from cherubic cheeks. Many of them bounded towards the ski-ball lanes, eager to earn the paper currency that was needed to claim their winnings. It was the sight of these children that told me that throughout all of these years and the many times I'd visited, a certain purple clad mouse was still steadily maintaining his original course.

The dozens of brands of candy were the same as they had been years ago, being stuffed greedily into the mouths of kindergartners and elementary schoolers as they walked out the same glass doors, and the animatronics were the same animatronics, the same glassy eyes and the same slightly worn clothes seeming to complement their restricted movement, and splayed in front of them were the same dozens of half-eaten pizza crusts and candy wrappers. Beyond the abandoned food, there were the same sneakers shoved hurriedly into cubby holes, the same dried boogers, the torn tickets, and forgotten possessions of previous visitors to this nostalgic establishment. I looked on to the intertwining crawl space to the left of the entrance. Many younger visitors often spent their last ten or twenty minutes within the tunnels, almost in a ritualistic manner. Beneath the crawl space, I jumped out and startled my sister and her friends at the bottom of the exit slide, and they then cried out, rushed back to the entrance, and scrambled back into the maze of multicolored tubes. There was no difference in the reaction that these girls had to the girls from my past visits that were a part of the crystal waters of memory.

I then recalled a party herein four years ago, when I too was engulfed by the bright flashing lights, golden tokens, and prizes of sizes both large and small. Once I’d placed my present on the table, I rushed off to cater to my immediate desires. I rode across the snow bound perils of Arctic Thunder, did battle against the Insectoid army in Galaga, fought back against the forces of Skynet in Terminator Salvation, and smacked a bright green air hockey puck with dozens of scratches and dents serving as a testament to its years of service. Our party was then summoned to feast on a myriad of pizzas, all of which we thoroughly enjoyed even though cheese was the general favorite, which was of course appropriate for our age. Chuck E. Cheese and his merry band themselves even played a tune for us, a lighthearted prelude for the troubling event to come.

After we’d finished eating, we all ventured forth to the Active Zone. At the time it had far fewer scratches, dried mucus, and signs of disrepair. As I crawled inside I felt the firmness of the plastic and metal nuts and bolts that held it together, smelled the sweat and farts of children who were either still inside or had already left, and heard the sounds of youthful laughter and the padding of hands and knees. However, another sound suddenly pierced the usual tumult, the sound of a child in distress as it reverberated throughout the tunnels. Our group headed towards the source of the sound and found a bawling boy about our age who happened to be a bit on the heavy side, to say the least, and had gotten stuck in the exit slide, blocking the main exit. All of us then backtracked and exited through the entrance to the Active Zone and were then hurriedly rushed out. The last I ever saw of that boy was when two men were removing the plastic tubing to get him out as he continued to cry at the top of his lungs while his mother tried desperately to calm him down. I was then pulled back to the present day as I heard my mother call to me that we were leaving and to round up the remaining children.

As we left, I saw the look of sorrow on my sister's face, for she knew that she was returning to the confinement of rules. In that moment I realized that I would not allow myself to become a complacent animatronic, worn and disregarded. I would choose to live my life as a challenge to overcome, and once I had bested it, I would know true victory.

Tags: Boarding School, Writing, Empowering Boys, Reading

The Power of a Positive Attitude

Posted by Lee Greener on Mon, Nov 24, 2014 @ 10:50 AM

Last week, we celebrated Thanksgiving as a community with our Thanksgiving Chapel Service and Dinner. While we enjoy the break, this holiday is a chance for us to reflect on the service last week and Peter Wagoner’s, Director of Secondary School Placement Emeritus and English, words regarding attitude. For those of you who may have missed it, we are proud to feature his words in this week’s blog.

peter wag resized 600“As we pause in our daily tasks to gather and to celebrate Thanksgiving, it is a time to count our blessings. It would be easy to see the glass half empty, but sometimes we need to see the glass half full and accept what is in front of us.

About a year and a half ago, I had an experience which gave me a different lens to view my life. I awoke in the recovery room of New England Baptist Hospital, groggy from the anesthesia of having my hip replaced for the second time. My surgeon was sitting in a chair across from my bed and he quietly told me what I would have to do in my recovery if I ever hoped to walk without a limp and be pain free. It wasn’t what I wanted to hear, but through my grogginess I was brought back to a very old prayer which I had learned many years ago. It is a simple prayer, which goes, “God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.”

When I first heard this prayer, I am not sure I understood what serenity was or even how to achieve it. As we sit here in this space, in a school community which nurtures and supports us, perhaps it is a good time to reflect and to count our blessings. There is much in our world that I have no control over, but I can live each day the best I know how and strive to do the next right thing.

It is not so tough for any of you to come up with things you cannot change. You may say you have to take French or Spanish, learn English and a host of other subjects. You cannot change the fact, that as a boarder, you have get along with your dorm mates. If you’re tall, you cannot decide you want to be shorter. It is pretty easy to think of things or stuff in our lives we cannot change.

And what about the second line in my prayer? To seek “the courage to change the things I can.” If I can look at a problem with a positive attitude, then Math or Science or even cross-country can be more tolerable. If you look for the good in your classmates, maybe you will be, like me, constantly amazed at how unique and special people truly are.  What is really important here is your attitude; it is attitude that makes the difference. As I think of the last line of the quote and realize it really does take wisdom to know what we can change and what we cannot.  It all is a matter of attitude.

I would like to leave you with the words of Charles Swindoll who wrote, “The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude to me is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness, or skill. It will make or break a company…a church, a home or a school. The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past…we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude…I am convinced that life is 120% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it.  And so it is with you…we are in charge of our attitudes.”

Each of us is searching for the right path.  None of us can always know where that path leads, but for me I am guided by these words, “Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference” … and having a positive attitude gives me a pretty good way to deal with each and every day as it unfolds. And for that I am thankful."


Tags: Boarding School, Residential Life, Community

Five Mistakes to Avoid When Filling Out Your Financial Aid Application

Posted by Lee Greener on Fri, Nov 07, 2014 @ 10:21 AM

Financial AidAs School and Student Services (SSS) by the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) releases the 2015-2016 Parents' Financial Statement (PFS) this week, we thought we would share the top mistakes to avoid when you fill out financial aid forms. The financial aid application is just as important to many families as the school's admission application. As SSS states, "the PFS is the gateway to finacial aid from the nation's leading private and independent schools. We estimate the amount you can contribute to school expenses and forward that estimate to the schools where you're applying." SSS makes it easy for families to apply to multiple schools and share their financial information. As you fill out the PFS this year be sure to avoid:

1. Missing the deadlines. Adhere to deadlines. Many schools require the PFS to be submitted in January or February. Every school is different and may have different deadlines. Be sure to know the deadlines for each school you are applying to.

2. Not having the correct information when filling out the PFS. Have your tax returns with you when filling out the PFS. The PFS draws information directly from your family's tax returns. Use the previous year's tax returns to fill out the information and then update it accordingly when you receive your tax returns for the current year.

3. Not filing your tax returns with SSS and schools. Be sure to send your returns to both SSS and each school. Providing your tax returns to SSS is not enough; you need to send copies to each school your child is applying to. When the Financial Aid Committee meets, they will use the information from SSS as well as these returns to make an informed decision about your family's financial aid package.

4. If you have extenuating circumstances regarding your family's financial standing, include it in a letter to each Admission Office. More information is always preferable to less. The more informed the Financial Aid Committee is on your familys financial standing, the better.

5. Not asking questions. Don't be afraid to ask questions. In every Admission Office there is always someone happy to help walk you through the PFS. We encourage you to ask questions and find out who that person is so you are able to fill out the PFS honestly and accurately.

For more tips on financial aid, visit our blog from last November: Financial Aid: 8 Tips for Affording Boarding or Independent Schools or call the Admission Office. We are always here to help you as you navigate the school application and financial aid process.

 

 

Tags: Boarding School, Admission Process, Tips & Strategies

Interview Tips - Directly from the Source

Posted by Lee Greener on Sat, Oct 11, 2014 @ 11:00 AM
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As we get ready to send our ninth graders off to visit secondary schools next week, we solicited Admission Officers from around the country for interview tips. To help ease the stress of an interview, this is what they think you should know.

"It isn’t just about the interview. Be mindful of you manners and interactions long before you enter in to an interviewer’s office. Admission officers are watching your every action once you step on campus. This includes things like: how you interact with your parents and family, how much you use your cell phone and what you do with your trash." - Nick Antol, Associate Director of Admission, Portsmouth Abbey School

"Be genuine. We want to get to know you as a person, not the person you think we want to meet. It’s okay to prepare for your interview with practice questions, but your responses should be spontaneous and from the heart." - Derek Cunha, Associate Director of Admission, The Williston Northampton School

"Know your passion and be prepared to speak about it; we want to know what makes you most excited." - Joe Kremer, Associate Director of Admissions, Pomfret School

"Answer clearly and make eye contact. Positive body language makes everyone more at ease." -Gingi Sheppard, Bishop's College School

"Practice the interview with a friend, or better yet, an adult. You don't want to sound like you've memorized all your answers but you DO want to sound comfortable & confident in the interview." - DaRel Christiansen, Director of Admission, Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School

"Remember that the interview is two-sided. There are certainly things that the Admission Officer you meet with will want to know about you. In addition, take advantage of the opportunity to ask questions that will help you get a feel for the particular school you're considering. It is important for you to use this conversation to assess fit." - Ray Cross, Director of Admission, Marianapolis School

"Don't be afraid of silence. If you are asked a difficult question, it is perfectably acceptable to think in silence before offering your response. Many students are made uncomfortable by silence and, as a result, they often attempt to avoid it. However, thinking in silence gives you an opportunity to form a complete thought that you are likely to express more clearly to your interviewer." - Michael Conklin, Associate Director of Admission and Financial Aid, Mercersburg Academy

"After the visit on the car ride home or later the night, write down all your impressions. If you are seeing several schools in a short period of time you must do this or they will all blend together in your mind." - Lindsay Knaup, Assistant Dean of Admission, Wayland Academy

Interviewing is a two way street. Is is the opportunity for a school to get to know you as well as for you to get to know the culture of a school. There are hundreds of boarding schools across the country, all with different feels. You never know what you will think until you step foot on campus. Want to make the most of your campus visit? Download our guide below to make sure you are asking all the right questions.

 

                                     Make the Most of Your Campus Visit, Download our Tip Sheet





Tags: Boarding School, Admission Process, Tips & Strategies

Top 5 Study Strategies

Posted by Lee Greener on Fri, Oct 03, 2014 @ 01:30 AM

With the first tests of the year rapidlStudy Tipsy approaching Learning Specialists Ms. Buzard and Mrs. Carberry give some great tips on how to find success early on this year.

We know that studying for tests can make some students' palms sweat and may tempt others to retreat into a cocoon of procrastination. Or some students may say, “I studied,” yet may have just stared at their notes - not because they didn’t want to study, but because they didn’t know how. At Hillside and beyond, it is important to keep these strategies in mind when you sit down and get ready to prepare for a test.

1. Dissect your study guide.

If your teacher gave you a study guide for the test, that’s awesome! The study guide is the single most important tool that can help you prepare if you use it correctly. THIS MEANS DON’T JUST STARE AT IT. Define each term. Look up concepts in the book or class notes if you feel like you are fuzzy on what something means.

2. Find a study buddy.

Studying can be lonely, and sometimes you may have missed something in class that another student understands. Find a classmate to review any questions you may have about the study guide. Compare notes. Word of caution: don’t choose a good friend or anyone who is more likely to distract you as a study buddy.

3. Self-advocate.

You have the privilege of attending a small school with teachers who can’t wait to help you. Please ask your teachers questions about concepts you don’t understand. Make sure you’ve done some of the review yourself, and bring specific concerns to your teacher. Self advocacy is a powerful skill that you can continue to use throughout your academic career (and in life)!  No one will know that you need help if you don’t ask.

4. Be an active reviewer!

Make two-column notes using concepts from your study guide and quiz yourself by folding over the paper.  Create flashcards on index cards or online using iPad apps such as Quizlet.   

5. Plan, plan, plan!

Don’t wait to the last minute to study.  Create a study plan or calendar to help pace your studying.  If you have a final exam in History, perhaps start studying two weeks in advance and review one chapter a night.  As the exam gets closer, your understanding of key terms and concepts will be stronger and studying your flashcards and study guides will be more effective.

Tags: Boarding School, Tips & Strategies

Homework Heroes: Empowering Students Through Homework

Posted by Lee Greener on Fri, Sep 26, 2014 @ 01:21 PM

We see everyday in comic books and movies heroes displaying signs of courage during times of adversity. Students in Mr. Kinney’s math classes who display those same characteristics in real-life by completing their homework on time for an entire month straight, earn the esteemed title of “Homework Hero.” This is just one way teachers at Hillside are trying to motivate students to complete their homework and reward their efforts.

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It is important for students to complete homework for a variety of reasons. It helps reinforce skills, concepts, and information learned in class. Independence and self-discipline is fostered through doing homework. Nowadays, classes can be “flipped” and lessons can be taught via homework. It is a vital part of school in which many successes are determined by students’ efforts in completing it.

Students who are hailed as “Homework Heroes” in Mr. Kinney’s classes will spin a wheel each month to determine their reward. Rewards range from bonus points on a test to being the teacher for a class. The wheel is currently being created by the ninth grade Algebra I class as part of a Probability unit. Groups proposed different ideas for the wheel, and one groups idea was voted on by the class as the winner. The entire class will build the wheel together within the next week.

Speaking of the ninth grade Algebra I class, they are the only class in which all of the students have completed their homework on time. Overall, close to 80% of Mr. Kinney’s students are still on the Homework Heroes board as they head into the last week of September. It is exciting to see so many students being accountable for their homework and excited about it!

Tags: Boarding School, Math, Project-Based Learning, Empowering Boys

What is Community Lunch at Boarding School?

Posted by Lee Greener on Fri, May 16, 2014 @ 03:29 PM

Community LunchWe take great pride in our community lunch every day. The program and the social dynamics in our lunchroom allow boys to learn from each other and develop unexpected friendships. During lunch, everyone comes together. From students and faculty to admissions and the grounds staff, we all participate in our daily lunch program and share a meal together.

This experience serves a cornerstone in the foundation for the warm community feeling so apparent on campus.

The program itself is a 15-minute period during which members of the community have the opportunity to share. We begin the week with our Headmaster giving his weekly address, announcing events on campus like Grandparents' Day, or reminding our boys to finish strong as the term comes to a close.

The week's programs continue with our Dean of Students, our student Prefects, Chief Academic Officer and Dean of Residential Life. Subjects range from discussing our core values to learning about environmental citizenship. We provide character education to help our boys grow and develop into young gentlemen and help them navigate the world.

We also know how to have fun! Mr. Meyer is famous for entertaining us with "30-Second Mysteries", while Prefects love "Stump the Staff" (in which the students attempt to ask questions the teachers can't answer), and we sing every Monday and Friday.

Fridays are special because we celebrate our boys and build up their self-esteem through our Advisor lunches and our Shades of Blue System. Advisors proudly annouce their advisees who achieved "All Royal" status for the week and the boys get a big round of applause. We also celebrate our boys that achieved homework perfection by turning in all their homework that week. These boys also stand up, enjoy applause from their community, and get ice cream for dessert. We have boys who have struggled with turning in their homework at their previous school. When these boys achieve homework perfection for the first time, our lunchroom can erupt, because we understand what a big milestone it is for them. By focusing on both character education and academics, we support the whole child and help him grow on many levels.

Community lunch also provides a chance for our boys to form unexpected friendships, because they are assigned to tables which rotate every month. Boys sit with others outside of their classes, sports, and dorms, and we mix it up so that fifth graders sit with ninth graders, boys from Bermuda sit with boys from Mexico, and day students sit with boarding students. With only 140 boys, they get to know another dimension of each of their schoolmates pretty quickly with this system.

Lunch is not a chaotic place at Hillside. Guests are often surprised by the easygoing environment created at lunch. It is a time in which we build our community and tremendous growth takes place for the boys. We notice the little things, such as "please" and "thank you", and when we do not have to remind the boys to get a fruit or vegetable so they can have dessert. These little things add up to lifelong habits. Ultimately, we hope coming together for community lunch leads our boys to celebrate one another, connect with others outside of their traditional groups, and to learn what it means to be a gentleman, among other goals.

Tags: Boarding School, Residential Life, Community, Well-Rounded Young Man

What's Hillside School's Verse?

Posted by Lee Greener on Fri, Apr 18, 2014 @ 08:13 AM

In our last blog, we shared the Top 5 Hillside Apps our teachers are using in the classrooms. Apps that grade quizzes, enable boys to capture the moment, and enforce grammar skills are all used to enhance the learning experience for our boys. Many of the activities are project-based, and these applications allow us to connect the real world to our classroom.

Boys in Mr. Beecher and Ms. Donohue's class were shown Apple’s What’s Your Verse commercial and tasked with creating their own "verse." The class used iMovie and their teachers instructed the boys to embrace their School and share their experience using vocabulary and poetry, an example of which can be found below, to supplement their script. The results gave some of their classmates goosebumps and put words to feelings the boys did not realize they had about Hillside (view one of the videos here).

Whats Your Verse

Everyday,
Every second,
We are filled with passion,
and the empathy towards others.

In the morning,
We start the day with the oration,
the energy,
and the soul of Kowalchick.  
 
Confronting troubles is not a problem,
Hillside is the place where you will always be supported.

While the lesson was borne out of an English class it proved interdisciplinary as students incorporated art and media into their projects. The final project required incorporating live footage from across campus that was not staged. This prompted the boys to focus on best camera angles, appropriate sound and volume for their audio, and planning out their shots for the long term project.

A lesson that may have fallen flat without technology became an exciting experience the boys eagerly worked hard on and enjoyed producing together. While we are already focusing on multisensory learning and student-centered learning in our classrooms, we eagerly anticipate more opportunities to employ this experiential and project-based learning approach as we become a one-to-one iPad school next year.


Tags: Boarding School, Project-Based Learning, Community, Technology

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