The following is an excerpt from 英语 instructor Trevor Rees's Fall 2019 父母的周末 Convocation on project-based learning:
当最伟大的领袖在他们之上时，孩子们几乎不知道有这样的领袖存在. 大师的工作没有私心，也不会留下任何痕迹. 基于项目的学习可能并不像亿博电竞想象的那样新鲜. 男孩在这方面做得很好. 这给了他们所有权. "
我在测试我的AP语言课上的一个项目. 团队 of our boys are designing and co-authoring “Compendiums of Rhetoric”, 每个矿脉都有不同的原料来源. One team is going to catalog the tools of language vis-à-vis Game of Thrones, 另一个使用职业运动, 我迫不及待地想看看它们是如何发展和繁荣的. Tryion Lannister将会是一座有说服力的语言宝库. I am going to be the principal investor, editor-in-chief, and publisher. 三月我将选定最好的版本, in April we’re going to band together to polish it and self-publish it, 和5月, 亿博电竞会设法让你买下它. 所有的利润都将捐给亿博电竞的微波赈灾基金.
我的希望, 学生们一夜之间成为了文学巨星, 他们几乎不知道我的存在, 并在六月感叹“这一切都是亿博电竞自己完成的。.“他们完全可以自己做, and learn more than they ever cared to know about anadiplosis in the process. Projects foster ownership, ownership creates agency, and agency deepens understanding. "
Math instructor Trudy Pyznski’s 过山车的设计 Project applies quadratic functions to the real-world. Algebra II students explore the time and distance required for an actual roller coaster to fall from its tallest hill. 学生 use this activity as a guide to design their own rollercoaster. 在荣誉等级班, they extend the unit and apply their knowledge of polynomials functions as well.
作为他们为期三个月的古希腊研究的一部分, the three sections of Ancient 历史 tackle the creation of their own ancient Greek city-states.
学生 base their city-states on research and reports they do on real places (Samos, 哥林多, ca和阿哥斯). 公元前430年. 活动的高潮包括“修昔底德日”,，包括在每个班级所在城邦的虚拟旅行, 完全在Minecraft中创建, 以及受“模拟联合国”启发召开的理事会会议,” w在这里 our three city-states wcome together to address a common threat in our region (modeled after the events of the Peloponnesian War).
在过去的几年里, 历史 Department Chair Chris Russell has sought to finetune 索尔斯堡’s approach to teaching history. He emphasizes asking the critical questions first; w在这里 do we want to go and how do we get t在这里? 从每节课所需的技能和目标开始, 他为他的班级开辟了一条通往成功的道路.
这三个月, the entire history department shared the theme of human migration studied over different time periods and parts of the world. 亿博电竞的孩子研究了他们自己的家族史, 并将历史上的经历与他们自己的故事联系起来. 在亿博电竞的冬季项目评估, 学生们有机会展示和分享移民的故事.
22年的塞巴斯蒂安·波特创造了一个 人类迁徙的网站 to support his work, and several of our Knights showcased their studies in other meaningful ways. 查看他们的项目, and read more about our unique approach to teaching history at 索尔斯堡 School, 看到亿博电竞的 2020冬季在线杂志.
在Tom Severo的演讲课上, students invent a product and deliver a pitch for it in which they must utilize multimedia, 有客户感言, and implement a variety of techniques aimed at "speaking to the elephant, 不是骑士." This references a concept they discuss in class that essentially states how human beings are emotional decision makers, who only later recruit their reasoning to justify their initial gut feelings.
Each trimester students can choose a videography, digital photography or graphic design course. 除了这些正式的产品, our 媒体实验室 students join forces with fellow students for cross-curricular projects that combine learning experiences from a variety of classes and activities such as music and mountain biking!
学生 explore the esthetics and mechanics of contemporary digital photography including use of a camera as well as their phones and their various applications.
学生 are introduced to the DSLR camera and the many modes of shooting film as well as becoming fluent in Adobe Photoshop, 学习如何编目, 将他们的作品存档并打印出来供展览.
学生 learn the latest technologies and processes of digital video production including field and studio camera operation, 声音, 照明, 项目规划等! Our Graphic Design course provides students the opportunity to learn and apply techniques and theories that communicate a visual message. 培养学生在电脑绘图方面的能力, 布局, color, 编辑, 排版和印刷.
The 经济学 Department benefits from a multi-disciplinary approach to the discipline, as well as a commitment to the depth of experiential learning that comes from applying economic theory. 学生, 通常是在上半部分, may choose to pursue a program oriented around the capital markets by studying economics and personal finance, 或者可以申请参加创业研究项目, a three-course program oriented around the theory and practice of building an organization around a novel concept. Embedded in this program is a college-level economics course designed to better prepare students for further study of the discipline. Student experience in the department centers on our belief that boys best learn by doing. The theories of personal finance are cemented through an annual mock portfolio competition and an active investment club on campus overseen by the 经济学 faculty. The theories of supply and demand find real meaning in the student demand schedules created by the Student Agencies operating on campus (see the Entrepreneurial Studies Overview). 每个学生在创业研究创造, 发展, 并向学校管理部门辩护, 一个真正的商业计划, 寻求学校的批准和种子资金. Many go on to put their plans into action as Independent Study projects in their sixth form year.