Dear Students and Parents,
The Creative Minds project is a mandatory for 8th grade in which, students may create a project on a topic of their choosing. Projects require a topic, research, a product or display, and a final typed reflection paper. This project will include a grade for the 3rd trimester from your sponsor teacher.
March 16, 2017.
Ideas for Projects:
Choose a topic that interests you. If you have a difficult time identifying a topic, please talk with staff members. Ideas might be a science question you have, a poem or book by an author of interest, artists or sports people to explore, history lessons in the world today, math data collected into charts around a topic, or a technological project. Discuss with a teacher if you have questions.
You will choose your Teacher Sponsor based upon the topic for Creative Minds. Each Teacher Sponsor will have expectations for the Detailed Plan. Be sure to discuss with your sponsor if you need more directions or resource suggestions. Topic submission forms, detailed plans and your final Creative Mind Projects will be due to your teacher sponsor. Academic Support Hours will be times to meet with your sponsor or as you make arrangements with your sponsor.
Your project will be featured at the March 16th Creative Minds Event. There can be oral presentations, drama, music recitals, tech projects on display or individual board displays. Think outside of the box about your project. Think about how you would share this information with the world. Products could be a brochure, a book, a map, etc… A presentation does not have to include a display board. Presentations could be a demonstration, a skit, a dance, an art piece, or a musical performance, as well as a science experiment, a study of a math topic, a survey, or a research paper. See your sponsor for requirements of your project.
Topic Submission Form
Interested students must turn this form in to their Teacher Sponsor
Name _________________________________ Grade ________
Topic Title: ________________________________________________
Brief Explanation of project:
Materials or Resources for project:
Sponsoring Teacher Signature ________________________________
(Sponsor Teacher: please send a copy of the this completed form to Mr. Niemiec by January 13th to ensure all students have a project and sponsor )
Due Dates and Points
1/11/17 ______/25 points
by 1/31/17 ______/50 points
by 2/28/17 ______/50 points
review ______/100 points
3/23/17 ______/50 points
Total Points earned out of 300 __________