Life credits may be awarded for those students who have mastered skills necessary to success in the world beyond the classroom walls. Learning happens in many different ways, over varying lengths of time, and with a vast range of anticipated outcomes. The GAP at GHS acknowledges that learning is a lifelong process. Active involvement in learning and reflection on the journey are essential elements to growth and new direction.
Life credit awards will be determined by a Review Panel appointed by the director of the GAP at GHS. Presentation recommendations and ideas follow. These are suggestions only; students are encouraged to be creative in their presentation to the Review Panel.
Write About It: Students may present a brief paper about their experience, their journey, their trials. The paper should be 3-7 pages. Attachments, photos, samples are encouraged.
Show Off: Demonstrate to and teach the Review Panel what you've mastered. Bring in work samples, tools, materials. Give the Review Panel an overview and share the skill for them to try a hand.
ReCreate It: Models have been used in museums and sales rooms to show everything from the construction of a mattress to the sprawl of downtown Boston. Create your model, and use it as you explain your learning path to the Review Panel.
Techno-MultiMedia: Use any blend of PowerPoint, cd, video or other media to share your experience with the Review Panel.
You should plan for about 15 minutes of presentation time, more or less. Our goal is for you to 'show what you know.' After your presentation, the panel will ask questions they have about your learning process, your topic, or your opinions on related issues. The Review Panel is interested in you, and what you'll be teaching them about your learning experience. They will ask questions which sincerely come to mind. They are not looking to trick you or cause you to stumble. Your presentation is an equal part of your learning experience. Enjoy the chance to share what you know with people who want to hear about it.