Project: 2015-2016 Pace II Capstone Project

Teacher: Jacqui Walz
School: Poudre High School
Location: Fort Collins, Colorado USA
Start Date: 09/21/2015
End Date: 04/29/2016
Project Plan
Unique Requests of
Participating Mentors:

We are especially interested in working with mentors interested in helping a student develop his/her research and project management skills. We are also interested in helping the student realize the importance of sharing his work with an authentic audience.

Description:

Students will team with mentors to develop and execute a capstone project at the high school level. These projects are typically centered on each student's primary interests. We have one student who is working on an activity book for an after school program in the community called Base Camp. She'll be working with a mentor from Thomson Reuters from Rochester, NY. A second student is working on a capstone project centered around young adult literature, the writing process and the publishing industry.

Benchmarks:

The effective use of cognitive processes to generate and link knowledge across the disciplines and in a variety of contexts.

  • The process of identifying, locating, selecting, and using resource tools to help in analyzing, synthesizing, and communicating information.
  • The identification and employment of appropriate tools, techniques, and technologies are essential to all learning processes.
  • Students locate, select, and synthesize information from a variety of texts, media, references, and technological sources to acquire and communicate knowledge.
  • Use available technology to produce, revise, and publish a variety of works. Cite references using various formats (e.g., endnotes, bibliography)
  • Duration:

    16

    Grade Level:

    12

    Content Area:

    PACE Program

    Student Outcomes:

    Brenna Product only Lucy Product only

    Evaluation of
    Student Outcomes:

    PaCE II Evaluation -project rubric -presentation -students will submit a survey (telementors)

    Teacher Role:

    Teacher's Role: Teacher will aid student in identifying research areas of interest. Teacher will help student shape research into hypotheses. Teacher will evaluate student products.

    Mentor Role:

    Mentor's Role Mentor will aid students in developing and researching questions related to current topics in the individual project scope. Mentor will encourage student completion of project goals and edit student work before it is sent to experts or published.