School: i3 Academy @FPCHSTeachers: Corinne SchaeferCourse: Creative Writing I & II, Drawing I and Game Design I & IIGrade: 9-12Driving Question:How do students use learned writing techniques to successfully create literature (narratives) for a specific audience (5th grade students)?How do we work with different groups in different classes (curriculum/subjects) to develop a successful publication? How do we apply 2D design elements to program and create an interactive game that compliments stories to teach 5th grade students about science and social studies topics?Project Snapshot-Final published book with the students’ stories-Interactive game to assist with comprehension of the stories-Final illustrations for the storiesStudent games:The Ballad of Frank and his NoseBilly McDuff and the Sons of Liberty The Berry BushTeacher Reflection“It was the greatest feeling in the world to watch students have an actual authentic product(s) that were used by an actual audience. It took the learning in my classroom up a level.”“It was very difficult coordinating between different classes and teachers, but in the end, it was worth doing a cross-curricular project.”Student Reflection-The books were creative and being able to illustrate something that was applicable to real life helped with my skills-It was difficult and challenging, and sometimes really frustrating, creating games for the stories, but in the end I enjoyed the fact that real kids are going to play my game.-It is so different to have my name in a published book – almost unbelievable.Community Reflection The 5th grades students are very excited to see the finalized piece and really look up to the high school students creating something special for them. Read the news story from the News-Journal here:Trio of writing projects inspire Flagler studentsProjects Spotlights allow a glimpse into the great projects that are taking place in New Tech schools across the country. To learn more about Project-Based Learning or the New Tech Network, please contact us here.
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