This year, I love that
- students may select and pursue topics that they are intrigued by/passionate about;
- our number of participants, comprising middle school, high school, and college students as well as teachers and community members, has doubled; and
- we have students returning as mentors!
On the first day, I did wonder if 20+ students investigate and fall hard for individual topics, how will individuals segue into teams? I wonder what interesting challenges we will face as we wrestle with the tension of two essential qualities to this learning process, namely pursuing a self-selected topic of social worth and collaborating as a team of learners. . . .