The Final Session of the Year is here!
And just like that we have arrived at the final session of our first full year!
Quests are real-world projects to master 21st-century skills.
Usually lasting four- to six-weeks, each Quest includes a series of challenges bound by a compelling narrative and is designed to deliver 21st century skills while simultaneously incorporating traditional topics like science, social studies, and history.
If you'd like to look back at previous sessions quests you can do so here, but this year our learners have explored the following areas through their Quest time:
~Session 7 Quests~
Growing Curiosity - This will be a learner-led quest in which the heroes voted on various topics they were interested in and will get the chance to dive deeper into them each week of this session.
The heroes will be provided with 2-3 options of challenges each week that they will be able to complete independently with the materials provided to them.
Biomes: "Create your own ecosystem"
Writer's Workshop: For the Love of Writing Around the World! This Writer's Workshop is all about growth in writing - both growth in skills and in the love of writing. Each hero will complete multiple pieces of writing, but they get to choose a plan in their challenge zone to reach that goal!
They have a variety of prompts all based on the continents and world traveling - with the emphasis on exploration, creativity, and fostering still the love of writing.
Quest - Art and Creativity
Are artists discovered or created? What is art? Is art valuable? Your job in this quest is to answer these questions through deliberate practice of art, and careful studying of artistic heroes and their works.
Goals: Study the foundations of drawing and technique, make an educated decision about a specialty or niche to study further and make a deliberate practice of as you work towards a public showcase and gallery art sale of your works.
Exhibition: Public Art Showcase (with visitors looking to purchase art under a randomly assigned persona and budget).
Genre - Short Essay and Creative Writing
The Acton approach to building great writers is to write a lot and to utilize a powerful system of peer review, critique, and revision. This session's genre is designed to both inspire and equip the heroes as writers by offering them the opportunity to write a number of short pieces on topics they choose and then to select their best work to take through a process of critique, revision, and publishing.