A Classic Senior Project

Joe Poletti, at Haulin’ ‘Net describes some of the senior projects that were presented recently in Carteret County.

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It’s a classic equation: High quality pedagogy yields high quality results. This week, senior English students of WCHS teacher Ms. Nancy Reynolds have been presenting their Senior Projects to peers and panels of judges…

…The car is a classic. So is the Senior Project, done properly. The Senior Project is less about teacher and school direction and more about student opportunity. Students have the opportunity to stretch their limits while focusing on a topic about which they have some passion and/or career aspiration. Other project examples I watched over the last few days include the following:

  • A young lady who organized a clothes drive for Katrina victims
  • A young man who built a computer to donate to his church
  • A young man who designed a blueprint and compiled a materials list for an endzone film tower on the football field
  • A young lady who volunteered for Hospice
  • A young man who developed fitness and dietary programs for four wrestlers

Poletti concludes:

Suffice it to say, the Senior Project—done properly—looks like a convergence field for Future Ready NC. It is a perfect vehicle for horizontal and vertical curriculum articulation. It should be included among the promising programs in the draft of the Joint Commission Report on Information Technology that has been circulating in North Carolina.

Author: David Warlick

David Warlick has been an educator for the past 40+ years. He continues to do some writing, but is mostly seeking his next intersect between play, passion and purpose, dabbling in photography, drone videography and music production.