Bystanders and Upstanders

Author: Ajani Craig Ralph

Facilitator: Kathy Reynar

Course: English 11, Upper School

Project Summary: After reading multiple pieces of classic literature, learners were asked to reflect on the questions of what constitutes a “Upstander” and “Bystander” in literature and in society. Learners were challenged to find examples of Upstanders and Bystanders from people they knew personally (including themselves) and historical and literary exemplars they had researched. Learners created an online project including photos, graphics, and text defining Bystanders and Upstanders, identifying examples in each category, and including supporting evidence from the works of literature or historical evidence for their conclusions. Learners personally reflected on their own lives and how they would evaluate themselves as Bystanders or Upstanders, both in their past and in their future.

Bystanders and Upstanders Project

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A Visual History: How Photojournalism Shaped History

Author: Sydney Croasmun

Facilitator: Allison Bravo

Course: United States History, Upper School

Project Summary: Learner’s were asked to look at a contemporary issue and connect to the past. This learner chose to explore photojournalism in portraying major events and how that influences public opinion and historical perspective. The learner was able to combine her passion of photography and journalism with a breadth study of history.

A Visual History Project

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iLEAD Online Art Gallery

Author: Various Artists

Facilitator: Erin Jones

Course: Photography 1 & 2, Digital Illustration, Intro To Animation, Exploring Visual Art, Upper School

Project Summary: In these samplings of typical Class Project Portfolios, learners showcase their artwork demonstrating understanding of the elements and principles of art for personal expression and the mastery of various mediums employed in their creation.

iLEAD Online Art Gallery

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Science Labs

Author: Various

Facilitator: Brooklyne Coulter

Course: Anatomy Lab Mannequin Challenge

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A Midsummer NIght’s Dream

Author: Shira Strongin

Facilitator: Pamela Van Velsir

Course: English 12

Project Summary: As a part of the project for the play A Midsummer NIght's Dream, learners were able to choose their project from a list of six options.   Shira chose to create a game board.  The assignment was to create a game board showing an understanding of the play, including relationships between the characters, setting, rising action, climax, and resolution.  Additionally,  learners were to provide a written analysis of the play. Shira submitted the game board as well as her response to novel in an interactive reading log that included a response  to the theme, a character log, exploration of the plot, and personal connections to the play.      

Organization Of Life

Author: Katherine Masuhara

Facilitator: Brooklyne Coulter

Course: Control Your Cell

Project Summary: Organization Of Life- Katherine Masuhara, Control Your Cell Science Class Project


Author: Lorenzo Sampson

Facilitator: Brooklyne Coulter

Course: Anatomy/Physiology

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Physics Project

Author: Casey Simpson

Facilitator: Brooklyne Coulter

Course: Newton and Nature

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War and Flies

Author: Jadon Sand

Facilitator: Pamela Van Velsir

Course: English 9

Project Summary: Click to view:  WAR AND FLIES        -Presentation by Jadon Sand After reading the novel The Lord of the Flies, learners were asked to choose from six possible projects for the culminating essay.   In this course, the learners have multiple options for their end-of-novel-projects, including essays, newspaper articles, and  multimedia presentations.  One of the options was to research a topic related to the novel (WWII, airplane crashes, etc) and write a research essay or create a multimedia presentation on the topic.

The Innocence Project

Author: Criminal Justice Class

Facilitator: Katie Soto

Course: Criminal Justice

Project Summary:

In our Criminal Justice course, learners spent several weeks learning about wrongful convictions and how it happens by studying the real cases of exonerees whose cases were taken on by the Innocence Project. After gaining perspective on eye-witness testimony, interrogations, and court representation, the learners took on the task of preparing a Writ of Innocence to present in mock court. They worked a case the same way the Innocence Project does from selection, identifying and requesting evidence, and going before a court to present their case for exoneration.

It was incredible to hear the first hand stories of wrongful conviction when exonerees Jeffrey Deskovic and Anthony DiPippo visited SCVi on their way to the Innocence Project Convention in San Diego. The Criminal Justice learners had studied Jeffrey's case in class, and were thrilled to meet him.

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