Madison Meadows NEW Project Presentations

On Wednesday November 29th, the teaching staff at Madison Meadows Middle School presented their NEW (Novel, Effective, Whole) group projects that they have been developing since the beginning of September. The projects presented are the culmination of the six workshop sessions held this fall with the Technology Initiatives team and the staff at Madison Meadows (previous post on NEW projects).

Teacher Presenting Project on Screen

The groups presented by grade level, and showcased a wide variety of materials, plans, and presentation styles. The projects also varied in how the groups planned to implement technology into their NEW project for the spring term. Some of the teams presented their ideas focused around using technology in the class to build physical objects such as bridges, and explore the subject through mathematics, social implications, and literature, while others focused on digital technologies in the virtual arena. One group detailed their transdisciplinary project on the upcoming Olympics to connect physical education, language, and technology to create augmented reality (AR) posters to be placed throughout the school that provide augmented videos on the information, history, and contexts of the various Olympic games when scanned with a mobile device.

This presentation session also serves as the turning point in the year, transitioning from the planning stage and beginning the implementation stage in early January. The workshop series will continue into the winter and spring as the groups begin to implement and evaluate their projects.