A Contest To Change The World?

In a stack of papers called Connections.

  • Oct
  • 05
  • 2010

The California Museum and Comcast have partnered to put out a contest for high school seniors called Dreamers Challenge. My thoughts on the missing apostrophe held to the side for a bit, How would you change the world? is a great question for an opening-of-the-year project. It’s wide enough that nearly everyone can assert an opinion, yet narrow enough to allow some guidelines to pop out.

I’m upset I didn’t get this rolling right away. October 15 is the deadline and this could be a really cool opening project. I fear it’s too late to get my students started on it because we’re already on to other things and this would need to be built into your course from the beginning. It’s only open to those graduating in 2011, so the majority of my students would be out, but we could still create one of these products and keep it in the can until next year. Dust it off, update a few things, and send it on. Maybe.

Or perhaps this is a great end-of-the-year project. Hand out the guidelines in March and start the tumblers clicking upstairs. I’m sure there’s a way to work in some kind of year-end reflection.

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