Unit 8: Passion Project, the Art of Presentations for 21st Century Skills
April 11 - May 26
KEY CONCEPT: COMMUNICATION: Communication is the exchange or transfer of signals, facts, ideas, and symbols. It requires a sender, a message, and an intended receiver. Communication involves the activity of conveying information or meaning. Effective communication requires a common ‘language’ (which may be written, spoken or non-verbal).
RELATED CONCEPTS:1) CONTEXT: All texts may be understood according to their form, content, purpose, and audience, and through the social, historical, cultural and workplace context that produce and value them. 2) INTERPERSONAL SKILLS: The ability to collaborate and work with others. Interpersonal skills are important in order to effectively communicate using appropriate body language, tone, and register for the occasion. Intrapersonal skills allow for one to synergize with others toward a common goal. 3) PURPOSE: The creator’s intentions in producing the text. This concept could also engage students in exploration of meaning, thesis/argument, gender, age, bias, persuasive techniques, function, critical stance, message, and culture.
SUBJECT-SPECIFIC CONCEPTS:soft skills, presentation skills, audience engagement
GLOBAL CONTEXT: Personal and cultural expression: This Global Context explores the ways in which we discover and express ideas, feelings, nature, culture, beliefs and values; the ways in which we reflect on, extend and enjoy our creativity; our appreciation of aesthetics. It asks students to think about the nature and purpose of creative expression
EXPLORATION: Students can practice core competencies such as collaboration, digital literacy, critical thinking, and problem-solving to help students thrive in today's world.
STATEMENT OF INQUIRY: Effective communication requires strong interpersonal skills when sharing beliefs, values, and ideas with a specific context and purpose.
INQUIRY QUESTIONS: How can practicing the art of presentation increase my personal development and real life skills? What soft skills are necessary to be successful in the workplace?
Passion Project will be assessed on Student Learning Objectives Rubric. Assessment #5