We have just launched our Design Star project for the spring. We will be working on having students utilize the two sites given to us by the city planners of Newberg. One site is located behind the school near the Allison Spa. This location is over 30 acres of space but provides its own challenges like traffic, water/electricity access. The other site is located in downtown Newberg just across from the post office. This site is very small in comparison but already has access to water and electricity. The downtown site also has parking spots all around it.
For this project, students will be choosing a location, brainstorming a business that would fit nicely into that spot, researching successful business ventures, coming up with a rough mock-up of the location, and then writing and giving a speech that details all the reasons on why their particular business will find economic success in Newberg.
Since we are changing a few items this year to make the process easier for students, the documentation will be coming in chunks. I have attached the Speech frame to this post, and I will attach a rough rubric for the project. In the next week or so, all relevant documents will appear below.
The due date for the speeches and mock-ups is March 21st. I look forward to working with your student on this enriching real-world project.
An attempt to flip an Integrated LA/SS classroom.