Passion-Based-Learning


What's your passion?
What is a passion?
For more information on the thinking behind this project please read this blog entry by Kevin Brookhouser: __http://www.iteachithink.com/2012/08/a-letter-to-my-students-and-parents.html__

For the last project of the year you are asked to use everything you have learned this year and to use the last few weeks at school to explore your passion!
First you will need to write your project manager a proposal about what you will be exploring by answering these questions.
  • What is your project?
  • Why is this project worthwhile?
  • What do you expect to learn from this project?
  • What PRODUCT will you have to show at the end?
  • Who is the audience for this project?
  • How will this project enhance our community?

Resources
  • Who will mentor you on this project?
  • What resources will you need to research this project?
  • What materials will you need to make the product?

The Power of Critique
Austin's Butterfly

Research tools:
http://www.kidtopia.info/

Then your group will present a five-to-seven minute presentation as a group to students, teachers, and community members where you will show off your work. This will be carefully written, choreographed, and rehearsed to produce the best presentation you’ve ever given.


2013 Proposals

2014 Passion Projects

Mentors

I would like to see each team find an adult mentor who can help guide and inspire it. Parents will play a role in finding an appropriate mentor for this project. The mentor will serve to offer advice, provide informal leadership, and follow the progress.