Did you write your reflection from project tunes yesterday? If so, give yourself a pat on the back and turn to your neighbor and tell them what you plan to do to improve your project based on yesterday's feedback.
If not, please write that NOW in your starter docs: What did you takeaway from the project tune about how to refine your project? What are your next steps in creating your project?
1. Book Club selections!
2. 20 minutes of reading time!
4. With Justice for All Project Work Time
Book Club Book Descriptions
What is a focusing question for your project tunes today-- in other words, what is one element of your project you are prototype "testing" for tunes today? Phrase this as a question.
*If you are in a group for your project, confer with your group members!
Example focusing questions:
1. Project Tunes: Here is the protocol
2. Project work time!
Project Tune Groups
Read the quote below that shares a perspective from the Ella Vita neighborhood. Then, with a partner, come up with a point of view statement that captures this person's perspective.
POINT OF VIEW STATEMENT: What does she seem to NEED/FEAR/WANT? What is an insight you've gained as a result of hearing this perspective?
Here is the quote:
"Dear Elected Officials"
This past summer my husband built a beautiful spec home in the Ella Vita subdivision. If it were not for the constant flow of vagrant traffic through this street this would have sold by now. Yesterday we had another showing and I thought you should hear the feedback we received from our real estate agent:
'They absolutely love the house. The very very very unfortunate part was there was an incredibly steady stream of homeless people walking from the soup kitchen up to the camp the whole time we were there. It was crazy. It was like someone unloaded a bus of people to head up to camp. I think they would be writing up an offer right now had they not experienced that. I was appalled at what I saw. Honestly, today I was so disgusted with our city for letting this happen to those poor people in Ella Vita. Coincidentally, my husband was up in test tracks biking today and he said he was shocked at how big the camp has grown and what a mess it was. He said in particular because all the leaves are down it just looks like a refugee camp. Now only is this hurting their values, but it's also feeling unsafe. My clients have a one-year-old baby, and that's what the mom kept saying, "it just doesn't feel safe". I've had two out of town clients contemplating not moving here because of the problem'.
Please explain how as our elected officials you are willing to take on spending millions of funding various improvements throughout the area while continually to blatantly ignore the residents' safety concerns. We all know how difficult this issue is. But simple immediate solutions are in your capacity to provide relief to Ella Vita. If nothing else, please have the courage to spend a few dollars to reroute the trail 'temporarily' while you contemplate a long-term solution"
1. Review today's in-class agenda and the weekly goals and complete your daily goals for today!
2. Work on prototype drafts for tomorrow's project tunes and complete your assigned section of the mythbuster lesson #2 for group share-outs.
3. @11:25 and 1:55: Jigsaw groupings to share out your assigned section/summary.
DUE by the end of class (Turn all of the following in on one piece of paper):
--> Response questions to the exec. summary
-->Your summary of the assigned section
-->Plus one interesting thing you learned from another student’s assigned section.
A. Begin by going over your answers to the 3 questions about the Executive Summary
B. Share out summaries from Section 1, 2, 3, 4 groups.
C. After sharing out your summaries, DISCUSS THIS QUESTION: To what extent does this study challenge the idea that we don't have enough money in our budget to address homelessness effectively? What are the ways we could better spend our money AND what are some ways this study is not fully complete or rather not fully challenging that idea??
Myth buster Lesson #2 Jigsaw Groups
What is one aspect of your project that you want to make better or need more feedback on for improvement/refinement?
Before project work time, please completed the Myth Buster Lesson #2: "It's too expensive!"
Many people believe that providing services and housing for people experiencing homelessness is simply too expensive and that we don't have it in our state or town budgets. This study conducted by the University of Denver's Sturm College of Law challenges this assumption by outlining the costs of enforcing anti-homeless laws. It's a BIG study so we will break it into sections over the next two days but today, you'll just read the introduction, called "EXECUTIVE SUMMARY".
READ: Pages 1-2, "Executive Summary" (scroll down until you see the bold title "Executive Summary" and then on a separate piece of paper, answer the following questions.
RESPONSE: (ANSWER THESE ON LOOSE-LEAF paper and turn into Ashley tomorrow once you've finished the ENTIRE mythbuster lesson)
Section Assignments for our "Jigsaw" share-out tomorrow
1. Mini-lesson, review of empathy maps and point of view statements
2. Complete 2 Empathy Maps and Point of View Statements: Pages 21-23 in your Design Thinking Guides (extra copies available from Ashley OR go to the digital copy available on the documents page).
3. Work Time-- refine projects!
4. TICKET OUT THE DOOR-- please fill out what all you completed today in the FRIDAY table of your daily log and then answer the question about how much work time you think you need for NEXT week.
Starters- 15 minutes
Starter Part 1: Review this week's goals on top of your daily log then complete your daily log for today! You will have the 2nd half of class for work time today, if you work efficiently that is)
Starter Part 2: Amaya is leading our fundraising campaign and has set up a GoFundMe account for us to raise money for student project supplies, event materials, etc...Any additional funds raised will go to Manna Soup Kitchen.
However, we need to plug this fundraiser with as many people as possible in order to raise the money FAST! So, today's starter is to send a personalized email to at least 3 people that you think would be interested in donating. This can be friends/family/neighbors/coaches/mentors, etc...
Copy and paste THIS EMAIL and send away! The more people you reach out to, the better. BE SURE TO CC ME ON THE EMAILS SO I CAN GIVE YOU CREDIT!
Social Media Extra Credit!!
Also, extra credit points for plugging it through your facebook/twitter/insta/snapchat feeds! If you're doing it through facebook or insta, tag me and I'll give you 5 extra credit points. (@a_carruthless).
Homelessness Myth Busters Lesson #1: "It's just a choice"
Between now and our exhibition, I will be finding readings, research studies, resources, etc... to dispel certain stereotypes/myths/misconceptions about homelessness to help us all become more enlightened and informed so that we can be super prepared at our event. The first lesson in this series of "Myth Busters" lessons confronts the belief that homelessness and other related mental/physical challenges many adults face are simply a matter of "choice". If adults wanted to, they could all be housed, substance-free, mental health illness-free, schmoozing on a yaht somewhere near Fiji with Jay-Z and Beyonce.
However, this study, recommend by Victoria and Seradata from Axis, challenges that myth as it presents data from A HUGE study linking "adverse childhood experiences" with many challenges later in adult life, indicating that it is not necessarily people's faults nor simply a matter of choice that they suffer diseases or unfortunate circumstances later in life.
Link to the Reading *Be sure to hit the "collapse all" + button under "About the CDC-Kaiser Study"
Written Response: On a piece of loose-leaf paper, please answer the following questions. These are due before break today.
1. Study this PC Language Dictionary that Brigid and Lydia created so that we're all on the same page.
2. Pop quiz!
3. Complete the daily log for today's work time objectives!
*Edit from the Veteran Homestead Project is coming to speak to our class next week! She will be sharing her experience working with war veterans and the relationship between veterans and homelessness in La Plata County.
1. Fill out the daily log with your goals for today.
2. Work time/conferences
3. Ticket out the door: Fill out the rest of your daily log with what you achieved today and what else you need to do tomorrow.
Turn and chat: Have you had a chance to interview and test your prototype yet? If so, how did that experience go? What could have been improved about the way you conducted it? If no, when do you plan to do so and who are you interviewing/prototyping with?
1. This Week's Goals
2. Axis is coming Wednesday!
3. Donna Mae will be here to speak to the Event Planning Committee in the afternoon on Thursday.
4. Honors deadlines....Bibliography due tonight at midnight!
5. PEAT (Prejudice Elimination Action Team) would like to invite you all to attend/promote our annual ADL Peer Training (a requirement for our No Place for Hate programming) scheduled for November 8-9 and make a personal invite to our monthly EDI meetings:
1. Empathy Mapping and crafting Point of View statements mini-lesson
2. Craft your interview questions! See the interview question template in your Design Thinking guides (pages 14 and 15). I want to go over everyone's questions! This is to better understand people whom you hope to impact with your project and can be asked during the same session as your prototype test.
3. Work Time-- Expectations: You are using your time fully and in the pursuit of excellent projects.
Please take this survey to help the Gay-Straight Alliance better serve the entire Animas population:
1. Go over the testing protocol, feedback grid and peer eval forms in your Design Thinking guides.
2. Test your prototype with another group/individual! Have them complete the peer eval form in your packets. If you finish before our interviewing workshop, please see work time goals below.
3. @ 11:30/2:00 Interviewing Skills Workshop + draft interview questions and who exactly you will interview and prototype. Schedule interviews as necessary.
Work time and conferences:
Humanities 11 Teacher at Animas High School