Teaching sign language to 4th graders
Over the last couple of months Mr. Gillespie’s World Perspective classes have been working on Genius Hour projects. Every student gets to choose what they want to work on every Friday for about 10 weeks. The students started by coming up with topics that they were passionate about and then narrowed it down to one idea. They took that idea into a Shark Tank setting to refine and receive advice from their classmates before diving into their research and development. Topics that the students are working on include: teaching sign language to 4th graders, learning to speak German, developing a website to answer questions for people diagnosed with lyme disease, and restoring antique tractors just to name a few. Throughout the process the students answered weekly reflection questions and will present a final TED talk about their project after the winter break.