Gave feedback to two presentations for ARISE high school students. They did a really good job of putting content together and their projects were very good. Some improvement could come from cleaning the presentations and speaking with more emotion in an engaging way.
I spent an hour each on two 10-page papers written by high schoolers at School Without Walls. Both explored rather dense topics and addressed a variety of angles on said topics. I read through the content of each essay while reflecting on how they score on the rubric given to me. I gave them both full marks on the rubric, but had specific recommendations on structure and content to supply to the students. Thus I wrote 5-6 pages of bullets total between both papers and emailed them back to email@example.com for the students to read and consider in improving their already solid essays.
Attended the 6-7PM session introducing the mentorship program to the students.
Prepared a slide for the presentation which asks for audience-responses in order to gauge what they may or may not be excited about post-graduation (college or otherwise)
Corresponded with group members and class TA in Teams to clarify how the presentation should be framed, what slide order is sensible, and what topics are most relevant.
Walked through the college experience with other peers to a group of high school students. We did several Q&A questions regarding course selection, financial aid, and even application requirements. We did this alongside ARISE alumni, which included many first-generation college students at a variety of universities (the UCs, community college, and more).
Stepped in last minute to present the "Day in the life of a College Athlete" for a group of 18 students with Mr Suarez as the advisory lead/teacher. We had a few discussions in the chat box around living in dorms, extracurriculars, and the importance of maintaining a work-life balance in school.
Combined service hours for the video presentation and the meeting with faculty.
Video presentation: involved shooting footages, having 3 facetime meetings with my group members, extensive editing and re-recording, soliciting feedback from my peers, and finally compiling the product together. Also had to spend time creating an aesthetically pleasing flyer - well organized, concise, informative. yet extremely engaging and well-designed.
Faculty meeting: represented my subgroup and discussed the flyer, the video contents, and provided perspective/feedback on other group members. Also got better context by listening in on their deliberations for the challenge of remote instruction generally, the specific challenges for advisory, as well as the specific challenges/ideas for college week. Very constructive conversations and I have better perspective on how to prepare for my subsequent sessions, as well as some understanding of how the school is run.
Spoke with three people (and a few conversations which didn't go anywhere outside of 5 minutes); one asked for perspective on dealing with an argument with a very close friend of theirs, another is afraid of sleep paralysis and needed someone to just talk to, and the last wasn't sure about how to handle their anxiety.
Made a recipe that I cooked with and for my family to elevate our household cooking experience!
I shared ideas about exercises and how to stay motivated with staying fit with my class!