Last week, middle schoolers had the week to create final Passion Project products. This week is the one we’ve been waiting for: presentation week. I can’t tell you how excited I am to view student presentations. Moreover, though, I’m excited for the community building that surrounds students learning from and about one another in this way. To follow is the information I will share with students tomorrow morning in the assignment “Passion Project: Audience Sign-Up.”
Greetings, Middle Schoolers! It’s the week we’ve all been waiting for: Passion Project Presentation Week! As promised, today will be dedicated to signing up to serve as an audience member for FIVE presentations. You’re welcome to view more, but I need a record of the five you plan to view in an official capacity. Remember, some are live, and many are pre recorded. Choose with that in mind, especially if you’re not sure that you can commit to live presentations. Attached to this assignment, you will find both the master spreadsheet, which includes all names, topics, and access links, and the audience sign-up assignment. If your name is highlighted with a color on the spreadsheet, that means you’re good to go! If your name is not highlighted, that means something still needs your attention. Scroll to the right for a note on what you need to do/your current submission status. As soon as you correct things on your end, email me, and I’ll update the spreadsheet.
Feel invited to sign up to view presentations that are not yet highlighted in color. I trust that those students will submit their work/make necessary adjustments today and that their presentations will be ready for viewing in no time. I’ll add access links as I get them. The sheet is live, so any edits I make will automatically update for you.
1. Look at the attached spreadsheet. Write down all the topics that interest you on a sheet of paper. You’ll need both the topic and the presenter name to complete today’s assignment.
2. Double check your own line on the spreadsheet. Make sure the info I have is correct and that (if you pre recorded) your link opens as it should. If your line requires an edit, email me ASAP.
3. Sign up for your audience member duties using the attached Google form. After submission, you will get a copy of your responses via email for your records. Tomorrow, I’ll post the “Audience Positive Feedback Form” for your use. If you choose to get a head start and view a couple of pre recorded projects today (feel free!), just take a few notes on positive feedback you can give the presenter, and you can fill out the form tomorrow when it posts. Remember, you have the whole week to view and give feedback on at least 5 projects. Projects are between 5 and 15 minutes long each.
Email me with questions! Thanks!
Parents and guardians,
You can help support your student this week by helping him or her make a viewing schedule. Once he or she has chosen five presentations to view throughout the week, work together to schedule when your student will do this work. Our schedule this week is intentionally flexible. Most projects have been pre recorded for ease of access and can be viewed anytime before Friday at 11:59 PM. Some presentations are live, which means students in the audience will join a Zoom session with the presenting student. If your student chooses to participate in a live presentation, it is essential that he or she make a note/set a reminder to join that session. I will not send reminders to student audience members about live presentations, but the dates and times will remain available in the master spreadsheet, and students will know what they signed up for because they’ll get a copy of their responses to the “Audience Sign-Up” Google form delivered to their emails. Because the master spreadsheet contains student videos and the link to my Zoom room, I have chosen not to share it on this public blog, but beginning tomorrow morning, your student will have access to it through Google Classroom. Thank you for your continued support in this process!
– Ms. Courtney Brown