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Challenge for Change; 6 word stories in Space Science!
After attending one of the Challenge for Change sessions provided by Apple Professional Learning, I created an extension to a lesson I was already doing in my Advanced Space Science course to TAKE THE CHALLENGE!
My students wrap up the semester long course by choosing a topic and an forming an opinion about a Social Implication of Space Travel. We discuss many of these throughout the semester; space junk, expense of space travel, environmental effects from rocket launches, space laws, geopolitical implications and more. Once they choose a topic, they have to make a single-faceted bold statement and convince their audience of their claim.
The Apple Distinguished Educator institute was amazing. I took a story telling session there where we learned about the Pixar story telling spine. I combined the CHALLENGE of story telling, the Pixar model, and the fun "6 word story" idea into a way for students to really define, refine, and clarify their BOLD STATEMENTS.
- Students did some research using AI about their topic. They gather the data, information, and changed paths as much as they needed with their topic.
- They spent a little time compiling their story - beginning, middle, end - and the reasons WHY they picked what they picked.
- I asked them make a 6 line story using the Pixar model to tell their story and convince the world of their argument.
- The next class, (after they had more time to fix up their research, their path, their ideas), I challenged them turn their research into a 6 WORD STORY.
The results were so amazing!
I curated a few of my favorites using Keynote and shared on social media with the #ChallengeforChange tag. Below I have also included the assignment I share with students. I found that their final Clips projects (also shared in the Forum here) were so much more clear and complete than in prior years. #ADEPhysics #D214
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