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Literature & Language – Innovate 2018
February 12, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:50 pm
An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Monday, repeating until April 9, 2018
A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies […] The man who never reads lives only one.” ― George R.R. Martin,
Whether it’s reading a book or a comic, learning a new language, or writing a story, literature and language help students to develop in countless ways. In today’s fast-paced world, it is increasingly important to communicate effectively, understand another’s points of view, and to be able to express your own. Join us this session as we explore the literature and language. Last year we did bookmaking, comic book writing, reading and exploring children’s books, sign language, beginner and advanced book clubs and more.
The independent study ticket is for independent work or Makerspace time.
13+ Students will meet at Aspire for classes.
Ages 5-8: taught by Amber Stewart
12:00-12:50 – This session we will do all sorts of SNEAKY learning as we go on all sorts of reading adventures. We will do activities that go along with the stories, play games, practice writing, sing songs, and maybe even do some acting. Students will get to vote on what stories and topics we will explore…so I guess you could say this will be sort of a “choose your own adventure” class!
1:00-1:50 – Kara Sullivan is teaching beginning ASL (American Sign Language). More info to come!
Ages 13-18: Academic WorldQuest taught by Susan Sullivan
This class will begin the session focused on world affairs in preparation for sending a team to the Academic WorldQuest Montana competition, as explained below. Once the competition is completed in March, the class will continue to study current events in the world.
Students will be expected to do reading outside of class, learning information to share with the class and lead class discussions each week on their topic. The expectations are the same for students, whether they participate in the competition or not, but they are not required to participate in the competition. This will give students a great opportunity to learn new information and communicate that information to others, a skill set needed throughout life. We will have the opportunity to broaden our perspectives of the world, exposing students to areas which they may not have known about otherwise.
Here is a quote from the Montana World Affairs Council:
“Academic WorldQuest (AWQ) is a national academic competition that challenges students’ knowledge of international affairs in a fun and engaging way. In teams of four, high school students work together to answer 10 rounds of 10 multiple choice questions on critical global issues.
Academic WorldQuest prepares students to face the growing challenges in an interconnected world. It is our hope that participating in AWQ provides Montana students with a sense of what is going on in the world and what is possible on the global stage while demonstrating that we are all part of something larger. This program is more than a competition; it is our opportunity to engage Montana students in conversations about international affairs and responsible global citizenship.”