End of the Year Showcase
At the end of the year students were given the opportunity to choose a topic they learned about throughout the year. Following a project based learning model, students developed a research question based on their choice topic and then researched it. They then had to write a paper on the answer to their research question using the writing skills they had learned about throughout the year. Finally, students had to develop a presentation showcasing their findings based on their research question. They had to incorporate a visual aid when presenting. The end product was a gallery of presentations. Other classes and adults (educators and parents) were invited to view the final showcases, and this really helped students to see the value in being prepared for a presentation.