Sunday, January 22, 2017
Alternative Education students of Odessa, TX and their learning partners from Murcia, Spain completed last week a Project-Based Learning (PBL) activity called, Judging Advertisements. American students acted as officers of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), while Spanish students acted as investors wanting to export local products to the US. Because of their expertise in regulating communications by radio, television, wire, satellite, and cable, American students as FCC officers were asked to judge the suitability of the print ads from Spain to be advertised in the US by analyzing the ads. Spanish students provided local print ads, and American students analyzed them using OPTIC (Overview, Parts, Title, Interrelationship, and Conclusion) strategy. Alternative Education students presented their analyses and judgments to other FCC officers for further deliberation. Their analyses were also sent to Spain for their learning partners' feedback.
Wednesday, January 4, 2017
The International Junior Writers Club (IJWC), represented by its adviser, received a GEC Connect Champion Award yesterday for participating in the 7th Annual Global Education Conference on November 13-16, 2016. Global Education Conference (GEC) is a collaborative, worldwide community initiative involving students, educators, and organizations at all levels. It is designed to increase opportunities for building education-related connections around the globe while supporting cultural awareness, recognition of diversity, and educational access for all. Alternative Education Center's participation in the Annual Global Education Conference is its deliberate initiative to gain more ideas for the Great Global Challenge, of which the IJWC is a qualifier, and to experience how the GEC works for possible presentations in succeeding conferences, sharing successes of the International Junior Writers Club with the world.