In-depth Week 14

In-depth projects are also an opportunity for Talons learners to teach others.  We learn best when we can teach “it” to someone else.  When they tell you, “I get it!” then you know you got “it” too.  Talons learners may present short seminars to the entire group. Check out Liam’s post for an excellent example. Or, they may teach the entire earth science 10 unit to their peers in small sections per quad. In the latter case, they wrote lessons plans with objectives, materials, outline what the teacher teaches and the learners learns, assessment strategies, timing of parts and so on.  These lesson plans looked like professional teachers’ lesson plans.  They taught the lesson alone or in pairs.  The grade tens looked and sounded like professional teachers in term 3 when they presented lessons on thermal energy, climate change and plate tectonics.

Blogs are another tool to share succintly and to teach others what they are becoming experts in. 

Like to learn to play electric guitar? Check out Conrad’s recent post.

How about some magic? Read Elleni’s post.

Juggling is challenging. How about unicyling at the same time?  See Jonathan T.’s post for more info.

Ever wondered how computer games are designed, read Nick’s blog.

Throughout many of their in-depth projects, learners also explore possible careers (Planning 10) related to their topic.  Check out Andrew’s blog.



In-depth Week 12

We are concluding month three of our five month long term in-depth project.  This post will be rather short as three other talons leadership 11 learners and I are hosting a garage sale for building a schoool in Ecuador tomorrow and I am supervising a bike trip on Sunday for the talons program as well. 

In addition, I have reached another milestone in my Ph. D. process by completing my final draft of my thesis this week.   My committee and I are ready to select internal/external examiners and start preparing for my defence, hopefully in July.  This journey has been very insightful and has been about a lot more than my thesis proposition. 

I have linked the following posts below because these posts also illustrate that  learners are learning a lot more about themselves in some cases then their actually area of study!

Check out the following blogs: Emily, Daniel, Jason, Richard, Kelly, Megan, Andrew and Raiya.

Have an inspiring read.