Vision for Learning News
For the third year in a row, students in Angela Mitchell's Spanish VI Honors class have spent much of the year researching an area of evolving interest and ultimately presenting their big ideas in the form of short TED-style talks in Spanish. Students addressed topics ranging from human trafficking to Zika and Venezuela's economy to depression in teenagers. Each student was challenged to understand his or her topic in a global context, through a solution-oriented lens. They spent months conducting research, refining their ideas, and preparing their speeches. Along the way, they honed not only their Spanish skills, but also their public speaking, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.
With the help of Upper School Director of Academic Technology Conway Brackett and in collaboration with Upper School Film Teacher David Silverman and his production class, students produced high-quality videos that have been accepted by TEDEd as part of the first Spanish TEDEd Club. Click here to watch one of the presentations by senior Cameron Wilson, entitled "To Uncover the Enigma of Depression in Teenagers."