Our mini-course was designed to provide newcomers and Emerging Multilingual Learners with the abilities they need to succeed academically and thrive in high school. This was created to provide a supportive environment where they can flourish. We recognize that language barriers can present unique challenges, and therefore, we were committed to providing targeted assistance and tutoring in the subjects and classes where students struggle the most. Our goal was to fill up the knowledge and comprehension that new students frequently have when they enroll in high school. Our mini-course is built around giving students the fundamental study skills they need to successfully navigate the high school curriculum. We help students learn essential study skills like time management, note-taking techniques, active reading, and memory improvement. We supported, mentored, and empowered newcomers and emerging multilingual learners to reach their full potential in high school and beyond, and now that our journey has come to an end, our students are prepared for the forthcoming high school years.
For my capstone project, I partnered up with Faith Hauger to create a book review website for the SLAB community called LE LIVRE. Our project seeks to promote a safe space for students to engage in discussions and form connections through their shared love of books. Welcoming students to express their thoughts and opinions freely, leads to an environment of mutual respect and understanding among its users. Encouraging students to build relationships with each other and freely exchange perspectives on the books they read, without fear of judgment. Ultimately, by creating an inclusive space for students to connect and engage, helps promote social and emotional well-being, community building, and fostering a sense of belonging.
In addition to promoting a reading culture, LE LIVRE addresses literacy issues and provides external resources and tools to generate awareness about such matters and promotes effective community engagement. In summary, the website creates a reading culture that promotes lifelong learning, intellectual curiosity, and improvement in literacy skills.
The creation of LE LIVRE along with our book club, has taught us how students interact with a community that encourages them to explore and expand their interests. It taught us the impact and difference that having a community can cause. Which was also our guiding question and main goal for LE LIVRE. We look forward to continuing to foster a love of reading and literature among our peers and we are excited to see how our project will be received by the SLAB community.
For my Capstone Project, I had no clue, what I was gonna do, 12th came to me, in a rush with the events, of college, and getting school work on top, and plus had two surgery, which made it tough for me to decide what my capstone was gonna be, but I had some help, It was the discovery center a place of nature, and we had a hand on- experience, learning about birds, and more about plants, and it was a cool experience, to learn about stuff, I never knew about. With this project, I learn more about STEM mainly about science, and got to experience something new, that never came to mind before.
My Capstone for my Senior Year envisioned a technical cleaning service that was schoolwide for anyone to have their devices cleaned. My guiding question through this endeavor was “How can I help the gaming community at SL@B by developing a Computer Technical Cleaning Service at Science Leadership Academy at Beeber?” To attempt to accomplish this task, I first researched what tools I needed in order to disassemble and clean any technical device I came across. I then researched how other similar local Philadelphia-owned businesses managed their operations and came up with an appointment based system for people to sign up to on days where I had free time to clean their devices. Lastly, I then advertised my business with flyers throughout the school with a QR code for people to sign up to.
In total, I got the honor to clean 15 different technical devices ranging from Video Game Consoles, Laptops, Microwaves, Fans, etc. I got to see a different side of myself in the eyes of pristine productivity. With the accumulated knowledge I had under my belt in how to clean technical devices, it became second nature to me in properly diagnosing a problem with a person’s device, knowing what tools to use, and knowing exactly where to look for screws and whatnot to dissemble a technical device. I become another beast when it came to this kind of thing as I treated it as a game of pre-determined chess. I’m grateful for doing this Capstone.
My senior capstone was a series of interviews asking students about school and how they feel about school. Coming into my first few months of school I had no idea what I wanted to do for capstone. To be quite honest I didn’t want to do the project at all, but I did want to graduate. Now originally I wanted to do a podcast but that ultimately failed so I decided to make an informational video that teachers and staff of our school could use in order to improve on making Science Leadership Academy Beeber a better learning environment. The process was sort of a struggle. There was a big change of plan. Like I said before I initially wanted to do a podcast but people had their own assignment and couldn’t all get together. So I then changed it to a series of interviews that can have as many people as I want in there. I think everything has room for improvement but I did the best I could for this project and I am proud of it.