Time to Shine
Showtime is truly a celebration of learning — but it's also a valuable learning experience for students as they build these skills:
- Discover what it takes to communicate effectively with the public.
- Strengthen their own understanding, as they teach others what they've learned.
- Give their critical thinking skills a workout, when it's time to respond to audience questions.
Any ideas about how you'd end the project types below on a high note? Click the links below to check out an example of each type that has worked well.
Some projects lend themselves to special Showtime events.
Pick a type of project below and see where it might lead.
As the culmination of an art project about self-image, students exhibit their own works of art in a prominent public space. At an opening night reception, students stand alongside their exhibits to answer audience questions and tell the story of what inspired their artwork.
As the culmination of a project about family history, in which students scripted, filmed and edited their own digital stories, students plan for the stories to be exhibited in a local library. At an opening night reception, students hold a public screening to answer audience questions and talk about what inspired their digital stories.
Health and Fitness Project
Youth who have challenged themselves with a project to improve their fitness organize a community walk to help others get fit. They put up motivational signs and slogans along the route. At the finish line, a local news crew interviews them about their favorite training tips.
Local History Project
Students who interviewed elders about local history turn their stories into a multimedia display with voice recordings and video footage. They give a presentation at the senior center where they conducted some of their interviews.