Sunday, November 13, 2016

Alternative Education students edit Philippine reflection essays

Alternative Education students edited the reflection essays from the Access scholars from Dapitan City, Philippines as their editing and revising activity last week. The students specifically looked for corrections in grammar, capitalization, punctuation, and spelling. The essays, assigned as one of the Access scholars’ final activities for their first semester, were reflections of the scholars relative to their participation in the US Embassy-sponsored Access Program. Significant points Access scholars discussed were about their understanding of American culture, improvement of their writing skills, and their collaborative writing activities with US students. Majority of the scholars specifically mentioned that their collaboration with US students raised their motivation to attend their Access classes each week.

Monday, November 7, 2016

AEC students integrate aerospace education into literature studies

Alternative Education Center students started integrating aerospace education into their literature studies these past weeks as part of their entry to this year's Aerospace Education Excellence Program (AEX). Students actively engaged in designing paper airplanes and testing the variables affecting the distance of the flight, before they analyzed a poem titled, Post Early for Space using the strategy TP-FASSTT (Title, Paraphrase, Figurative Devices, Attitude, Shift, Speaker, Title, Theme). Students used sensory details as they described the variables tested.

Moreover, before analyzing a drama titled, Dragonwings using a drama analysis chart, students designed a foam replica of the Air Force Academy TG-4 A Glider. They described their experience designing their sailplane using figurative language. At the conclusion of both activities, students wrote summaries of their poem and drama analyses. Their writing outputs were sent to their international learning partners for further feedback.