During the class of US History the objectives were to learn about the history of the United States, explore it’s government and economic throughout its past using an online course called Edgenuity. The online course improved our reading, writing and listening skills using visual and auditory instructions and writing based assignments. Knowing the US history and those additional skills is valuable to my future since they're important academic skills and fundamental knowledge of the country I currently live in.
During this class, we were required to complete a World Series of Innovation 2019 challenge. The challenges focused on important social, economic, and international problems. We were required to come up with a solution and a business idea for one of those problems.
While completing this project I achieved the learning goal of being aware of environmental changes throughout history by learning about it in my history course. I also achieved the goal of examining current trends that provide both domestic and global opportunities for entrepreneurs by researching the current world problems that affect global change and by coming up with a creative and sustainable solution for it. At the beginning of the project I was excited to work on the challenge of climate action which was focusing on taking action towards preventing global change and its consequences. We chose this challenge as a group because we thought it was an important issue that we needed to contribute to solving with an innovative idea.
The first thing we did in the project was to discuss our idea within our team. We sketched out possible designs for our product and researched how it could work. We then started filling out our brainstorming worksheet and putting our ideas into paragraphs. AFter that we started designing our logo and our business and even recorded an advertisement for our product. The final step was to submit our idea to NFTE World Series of Innovation and hope to win. Throughout the process listed above, I realised I have grown in my problem solving skills and being a productive member of a team. This reflects back to the objective of coming up with a solution to climate change and designing a business. This tells me that i'm a strong project based lerner.
With this project I have demonstrated the School-Wide Learning Objective (SLO) of applying technological skills for the 21st century by knowing how to use a shared google document to communicate and work with my team, by knowing how to record an advertisement using a screen recorder, using the web to research information needed, and by knowing how to upload my artifacts to my website. This is important as technology is becoming more common in schools and fields of work. I have also demonstrated the SLO of thinking critically and creatively by coming up with a creative idea of acting against climate change with my team. This is important because creativity is fundamental when it comes to coming up with a solution for anything.
I was proud of this project because my team and I did a great job at communicating a working efficiently and creatively. We could have improved my work on this project by having a clearer plan on what we were going to do as a team. One thing I would like to improve upon for my next big project is my organizational skills because I wasn't as organized when completing everything by its deadline. Overall this project was beneficial now muh work a person needs to come up with an idea and put it into a successful business.