A Visual History: How Photojournalism Shaped History

Author: Sydney Croasmun

Facilitator: Allison Bravo

Course: United States History, Upper School

Project Summary: Learners 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

How Photojournalism Shaped History
“The iLead online program has been such a great thing for me this year. The teachers are always there to help, and communication is so simple!” SCVi Learner Kathleen Hasse

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

iLEAD Online Art Gallery
“ILEAD Online has helped me because there is a teacher facilitating my learning and checking up on me. I no longer have to look to Google or just guess because there are lesson plans that a teacher has thought out that has all of the information needed for me to successfully complete my assignments. I enjoy Haiku for the games that encourage me to look deeper into my learning, the reading that is easy to follow and prepares me of the next assignment, and for the quizzes that cover everything that I have learned. Haiku’s layout is also easier to follow. I love that this online course has a teacher who is there to help me.” SCVi Learner Megan Navas

Physics Project

Author: Casey Simpson

Facilitator: Brooklyne Coulter

Course: Newton and Nature

Project Summary:

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.

For more information about Jeffrey Deskovic visit: http://www.thejeffreydeskovicfoundationforjustice.org/

For more information about the Innocence Project visit: https://www.innocenceproject.org


The Innocence Project

Teen Health Magazine Project

Author: Notlim Taylor

Facilitator: Emilie Evenson

Course: Biology

Project Summary: Teen Health Magazine Project

iLEAD Online Teen Health Magazine Project

Art of Rhetoric

Author: Natalie Ontiveros

Facilitator: Kate Wolfe

Course: How to go Down in History: The Greatest Speeches of all Time

Project Summary: Demonstration of the art of rhetoric (persuasive speaking or writing) and how to apply rhetorical techniques to your own speaking and writing.  

Compound Machine Science Project

Author: Judah Barr

Facilitator: Samin Davari

Course: Physical Science

Project Summary: Compound Machine Elevator Click link to view video! Project: Compound Machine Project - design & Build a compound machine    


Directing Change: iLEAD Online Learner Entries

Project Summary: Five iLEAD Online learners participated in the Directing Change Film Contest in the spring of 2021. They researched, wrote, directed, and created their own public service announcements to make a difference in the lives of their peers. The contest is part of Each Mind Matters: California's Mental Health Movement and statewide efforts to prevent suicide, reduce stigma and discrimination related to mental illness, and to promote the mental health and wellness of students. Each submission was entered into a state competition and featured in a public film festival with the opportunity to win scholarships and prizes. We are so proud of each of our iLEAD contestants. Here are their films! For more information, visit directingchangeca.org.