During the past two weeks, the boys have been busy creating advertisements for Kiva.org. This was a PBL that began with, "As employees of Goggin Advertising how can we best represent Kiva and convince new and existing customers to loan to particular geographic areas." Unlike last year, a few groups decided to do print ads as well. I made it my priority to focus on feedback and revision (1 of 8 essential elements) which worked wonders for some of the groups. You will see an example of this below.
Overall it was a successful journey through PBL with a new class of boys. While we adapt to projects at our school, I think I had forgotten about how much the boys grow in one year. While I know that the boys don't know the particular rules of our classroom, expectations etc... I think I forgot that the level of inquiry, urgency and motivation to move swiftly through things and more also needs to develop alongside new teachers and their expectations.
As I prepare for a weekend at Kiva with motivated educators, high school and university students all dedicated to using micro finance in their classrooms I smile. I hope that these ads make you smile too, and why not make a loan? #KivaU Summit. Let's Rock it!
Check out the Revisions to the left!