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As we finished the movie, October Sky, we saw how Homer Hickam, who came from humble beginnings, but had a passion for rocketry. He and his fellow "Rocket Boys" developed the ability to plan, design, and launch rockets. They accomplished this at a time where many of the countries in the world at that time could not accomplish what they did in a poor West Virginia coal mining community.
As we reflect on our focus on innovation (STEM-Social topics), student creativity (passion and interest), and increased "student centered learning" let us take a look at the future.
Watch this video about Innovation High
Classroom Assignment to be completed by the beginning of your class period on Monday, November 18:
1. Watch all three videos (33 mins in total):
Video 1. Innovation High School (above video / 22 minutes)
Video 2. Watch the video: Invisible Bike Helmet from Sweden (3.5 mins)
Video 3. Watch the video: How Gardening Involves Interdisciplinary Learning (7 mins)
2. After watching the videos, make a blog entry (Comments section) commenting on the following:
A. How Brien McMahon could move more towards innovative learning in the near future? ( Make specific recommendations)
B. What have YOU learned about innovation so far?
C. What have you learned about yourself from working on your Big Idea project so far...?
Ensure your comment blog entry addresses all three areas listed (A,B, C) above after watching the videos (Videos 1,2,3).