Monday, January 23, 2012
VALTS students are in the midst of preparing for a very special event. On the afternoon of March 1 the students are going to participate in our first ever Identity Day. I learned about this idea from George Couros, an educator in Canada. The idea is really very simple. Students select a topic that they care deeply about, they create a project around this topic, and then they share what they have made with the school community. This is a wonderful opportunity for me to learn more about my students and for them to get to know each other better. This event also serves as a reminder that learning should focus on the students.
We are going to open up our event to parents and the principals and counselors from the local area schools. I hope that it is well-attended. My students have selected some really great topics to share.
If you happen to be in the area on March 1 from 4-6pm please stop by the Harms Building.
More examples of Identity Day