Sunday, April 9, 2017

AEC receives Aerospace Education Excellence Award

Alternative Education Center (AEC), through the International Junior Writers Club (IJWC) and its adviser, recently received Aerospace Education Excellence Award for 2016-2017 from Civil Air Patrol (CAP) National Headquarters, Maxwell AFB, Alabama. AEC has been integrating aerospace education into its English classes using CAP and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) resources since the beginning of this school year. The writing outputs of some aerospace education-integrated activities were sent to AEC students' international learning partners for their revising and editing activities.

Friday, April 7, 2017

AEC students complete ‘Working in Texas’ PBL

After exploring colleges and careers and assuming the roles of a college fair speaker, a job recruiter, a job applicant, an interviewer, and a job trainer, Alternative Education Center (AEC) students completed a project-based learning (PBL) activity called Working in Texas in their English classes that started last week. Students acted as a staff member of Texas Magazine who plans to write for publication a fiction story, drama, poem, or song about the theme, “Working in Texas is challenging.” Their Asian learning partners from the Philippines helped them design an image that goes with their fiction story, drama, poem, or song. After completing their draft, they presented it to their co-staff members to receive feedback from peers. The final draft was sent to Spain for their Spanish learning partners' revising and editing activity.