1st Period: Take Action Project Proposal Work Time
2nd Period: Guest Speaker (see below)
5th and 6th Period
A. Take Action Project Tune (small group critique)
B. Refine Take Action proposal
C. Implement Take Action project
D. Refine sense of place writing if time (SEE resources below)
Guest Speaker-- expert in the oil/gas industry: Steve Struna with Bayswater Exploration and Production LLC
Bayswater Exploration and Production LLC is a Denver, CO based oil and gas development company that was established in 2004. The company owns and operates oil and gas properties throughout the Rocky Mountains, the Midcontinent Region, California, and the Permian Basin. Bayswater’s strategy is three-fold:
1) to acquire low risk working interests in producing oil and gas fields in North America based upon a thorough subsurface understanding of the field and a plan to redevelop and improve the field performance. Bayswater either holds the enhanced asset longer term or sells to another operator. (“New Opportunities in Old Fields”);
2) to acquire and drill low-risk non-producing acreage in repeatable, low cost, development areas (“Drilling Factory”);
3) to assemble prospective acreage positions with significant resource potential, utilizing both internal and external prospect generators and to achieve financial returns by selling those prospects to industry partners while retaining upside through over-rides and carried interests (“Prospect Generation and Sales”).
About Mr. Struna
Mr. Struna has over 32 years of petroleum industry experience in engineering, operations, finance, planning, and general management. Prior to joining MHA, and launching Bayswater Exploration & Production he held a wide variety of positions with BP, Amoco, Tenneco, Graham Resources, and Schlumberger. His most recent assignments with BP and Amoco included: Vice President and General Manager, Onshore Gulf Coast USA; North American Natural Gas Executive Leadership Team member with responsibility for the redesign of BP’s entire onshore US operations base; President, Central Alberta Midstream – Calgary; Vice President and General Manager, Amoco Canada Gas Gathering and Processing – Calgary; Senior Manager, Corporate Finance - Chicago; Resource Development Manager, Central North Sea – London. Project manager, Armada Platform and Development, Central North Sea U.K. Mr. Struna received his BSc Degree in Chemical Engineering from Columbia University in 1981, an MSc in Petroleum Engineering from Colorado School of Mines in 1985, and an MBA from Harvard Business School in 1990. He is a registered professional engineer and a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.
Sense of Place Resources:
“We must all push on the walls until eventually we break through”—Cesar Chavez
This Week's Goal:
Finalize your Take Action project proposal and take action!
So that you can develop the strategic planning and leadership skills necessary to make impactful change both now and in the future!
Because, those who feel they have ownership over their lives, do work that they are passionate about, and can create their own reality, report being happier and feeling more successful in life.
As 5th century Greek philosopher, historian and general, Thucydides once said, "The secret to happiness is freedom... And the secret to freedom is courage"
Work Time Steps
If you have already turned in a peer critiqued and refined draft of Sense of Place to Ashley, move on to the following:
1. By the end of class on Monday, get a draft of your Take Action proposal done that answers all components (#s 1-5 ) on Rachel's workshop document: RACHEL'S WORKSHOP WORKSHEET
2. Sign up for a conference and have Ashley review your proposal and help refine it.
3. Begin working on the "how" (your approach and strategies)
4. Bring your project to life! Take Action! Don't forget to document it! (see Step 3 on pages 3-4 of Take Action Guidelines doc)
5. Honors: Read Half the Sky and work on seminar prep
6. Finish Happiness and Meaning art pieces or refine performance pieces
Sense of Place Resources:
By the E.O.C on FRIDAY: Print and submit your revised draft with the rubric at the bottom AND submit evidence of a peer-critiqued draft by the end of class for 10 extra credit points
Be sure your draft has the following in place or Ashley will send it back to you and you won't get E.C. points
If you're writing a poem and want to watch an example of a poem with a clear environmental ethic, check this one out: "Dear Future Generations: Sorry" by Prince Ea
1. Peer critique (use the protocol below)
2. Refine or work on Take Action project
3. Student spotlight
PEER CRITIQUE PROTOCOL:
1. Author: State your focusing question and the 2 content areas of rubric you'd like the group to focus on
3. Critiquers: Discuss your feedback with the author and ask any clarifying questions you may have.
Get a draft refined and printed for Ashley by the end of class for 10 e.c. points!
1. Sense of Place Refinements Work time:
2. Take Action project planning: Take Action Project Resources
3. Student Spotlight readings
Advisory Olympics Planning Session #1 of 3ish
1. Decide on team name/mascot
2. Decide which students will be on which committees
Duncan, Samatha - Back
Woodford, Towan - Back
Allsopp, Drew - Back
Etz, David - Back
Southwick, Aidan - Back
3. Advisory Olympics Planning
Advisory Olympics are Friday, May 22nd at Santa Rita Park. Here is what we will need to do over the next few advisory meetings:
A. Decide on your advisory olympics team costume:
B. Create a flag:
C. Team chant, song, acting routine, dance etc…
D. What else do we need to REALLY set us apart??
Happy Earth Day!
Starter: Ted Talk, "How Great Leaders Inspire Action"
1. Discuss Ted Talk and Ashley to give an overview of our super awesome radical guest, Rachel Landis, Executive Director of FLC's Environmental Center!
2. Time to work on Sense of Place writing
2nd and 6th period: Workshop on how to take action and create meaningful change with Rachel Landis!
Today's Driving Questions
What DRIVES you to take action BESIDES a grade? WHY are you taking action?
What is the best way for YOU to take action for this project?
1. Take Action project launch
2. Take Action Brainstorm
3. Sense of Place writing work time
Students gone yesterday, check in with Ashley about deadlines/announcements
**Having trouble SHOWING vs. TELLING or using the Grand Style? Check out this short video Jmac made to help students: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSYbVA4bJiM
Essay Draft Deadline Review and Announcements
HELPFUL SENSE OF PLACE RESOURCES
1. Turn in Journals!!!
2. Sense of place writing work time
3. Student Spotlight reading/feedback
Read pages 3-5 of the handout on elements of nature writing to learn about Similes, Analogies and Metaphors in nature writing
Then answer these questions:
1. How can metaphors be used to change someone's perspective according to the handout?
2. Write your own simile, analogy OR metaphor that you would use in your essay. Show this to Ashley at some point in class today! Get some feedback.
HELPFUL SENSE OF PLACE RESOURCES
1. Let it flow like a turtle in the riptide! Write those essays! 1 hour hard writing
2. Last 30 minutes: Mini-workshop:
1. * Time to discuss Abbey readings!***
2. Go over the Sense of Place Writing Task Statement
3. JOURNAL # 10 (LAST in-class journal!) Critique student examples from the Class of 2014
Select two of the student examples to read and as you do, jot down notes in your journal that answer these questions:
Class of 2014 and 2015 STUDENT EXAMPLES
4. Begin brainstorming/drafting your written piece
****Due by the end of class as a ticket out the door***: Where place are you writing about? What environmental ethic(s) is/are you incorporating? What RELATIONSHIP to place OR Community attachment best describes your sense of place? Will you incorporate your perception of energy production? If so, how?
Humanities 11 Teacher at Animas High School