Middle School To Host First "LEAD" Talks
Posted 04/06/2016 04:36PM
The Middle School will host the first ever LEAD Talks during an All School Assembly on Friday April 29 at 9:15-10:00. Volunteer students from the Class of 2020 (8th grade) will pilot a dynamic and empowering, new academic platform that ties learning to 21st century skills - a first for AACS grades pre-K -12! Students will deliver 5-minute "talks" similar to the popular onlineTed Talks, on topics of their choice, without notes while incorporating technologies. Topics include The Impact of Social Media on Teens; Freedom of Religion or Freedom from
Religion in Public Schools: When Did prayer become hate speech?; Overcoming the Odds: Recovery from Spinal Cord Fusion Surgery; How to Incorporate Student Choice and inquiry-Based Learning in Bible Education; and Sneaker Violence: Are Shoes Really Worth Dying For? (to name a few) Students begin with a question, and propose a solution. (LEAD stands for Learn, Evaluate, Ask, Decide) LEAD Talks open the classroom to 21st century skills. Learning becomes learner-centered, visibly relevant, media-driven, personalized and creative; and knowledge becomes missional: Students engage in an education of excellence to impact the world for Jesus Christ.
Written by: Susan Leanard