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My Blueprint

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Grad Planner

Link to Grad Planner 2020/21

Planning for your Capstone Project

The first step in this course is creating a plan for your Capstone Project. You will not be able to advance in the course until these assignments are completed

It is important to start working on your Capstone Project as soon as you start the course, as it is worth 60% of your final grade. You will only see the planning assignments on your course page until you have submitted them and they have been reviewed by your teacher and mentor. Once your plan is approved, you will be able to move on to completing the course assignments.

General Capstone ideas

Find something that you are very interested in and work on a presentation that might include say a video, a presentation to a group, a podcast or a tutorial etc.  Some examples that I’ve seen included an oral presentation of learning how to use a 3-D animation program, and presenting a learning journey on how to use the program and a finished project of a icing covered doughnut and a cup of coffee in 3D.  Another was a video presentation on equestrian skills (learning about dressage arenas, riding levels etc. ).  Another was a piano recital of some original composition.  This is quite a varied subject area.  If you are into sports it might be something in that area.

 What I might suggest is to contemplate what really interests you, and how could you make that into some type of presentation  in any medium you would like (lesson, video, powerpoint, cartoon,  etc.)

First Peoples Principles of Learning:

  • Learning requires exploration of one's identity.
  • Learning is holistic, reflexive, reflective, experiential, and relational (focused on connectedness, reciprocal relationships, and a sense of place).
  • Learning involves patience and time.

Communication -The communication competency encompasses the set of abilities that students use to impart and exchange information, experiences and ideas, to explore the world around them, and to understand and effectively engage in the use of digital media.

Thinking - The thinking competency encompasses the knowledge, skills and processes we associate with intellectual development. It is through their competency as thinkers that students take subject-specific concepts and content and transform them into a new understanding. Thinking competence includes specific thinking skills as well as habits of mind, and meta-cognitive awareness.

Personal and Social - Personal and social competency is the set of abilities that relate to students' identity in the world, both as individuals and as members of their community and society. Personal and social competency encompasses the abilities students need to thrive as individuals, to understand and care about themselves and others, and to find and achieve their purposes in the world.

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