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Issue 13, Spring 2015
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Logs From San Diego Bay,
   Tom Fehrenbacher
Knowing Why,
   Joanne Sith
My Education at the Met,
   Luis Del Rosario
Rigor Reconsidered,
   Rob Riordan
10 Principles to Move Your School Toward Distributive Leadership,
   Nicole Assisi & Shelli Kurth
Inside a Successful School Project: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly,
   Scott Swaaley
Getting More Students Into College: A Foray Into Improvement Science,
   Isaac Jones, Ryan Gallagher,
   Ben Daley & Stacey Caillier
After a Progressive K-12 Education...Then What? First Gen Voices on the Transition to College,
   Jean Kluver & Heather Lattimer

1: Who Am I?
2: Subatomic Black Hole Soup:
    A Graphic Novel Project

3: Run Like A Girl: Don’t Judge Me
4: Response-ABILITY: Empathy in Action
5: 2084: Junk Puppet Theatre
6: Once Upon A Prime
7: Town Squares:
    A San Diego Neighborhoods Project

8: A New Life
9: The Upcycle Project
10: What is your Everest?
11: Project IDEATE
12: Choose Your Own Adventure
      Through U.S. History

13: Apocalypto

Who Am I?

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In this interdisciplinary project, students examined several different facets of their identities through multiple lenses and explored the implications of their identities and the prejudices that exist in the world around them. By exploring how their genetics shaped their identities, they were able to further understand why they are the way they are. The students put together several different products for exhibition; they created infographics highlighting how they received one of the traits that make up their identities, used photoshop to alter iconic images to change the public’s perception, wrote short narratives in the form of their actual fingerprints describing pivotal, defiing moments in their lives, and created masks to represent aspects of their culture. The classrooms were completely transformed into a gallery/performance space. Along with their other final products, the students collaborated to create a performance piece exhibiting some of the aspects of social injustice that they explored throughout the project.

Teacher Reflection
This project turned into such a meaningful experience for us all. Because the project was completely interdisciplinary, connections were made that wouldn’t have happened otherwise. We launched this project by visiting the Museum of Tolerance and discussing what causes social injustice, which led to our exploration of identities. The timing of the project allowed us to bring in difficult issues like Michael Brown and Eric Garner which gave the entire project a larger sense of significance.

Student Reflections
The most impactful experience was learning about social injustice past and present and how it is still affecting us now. It was something close to heartbreaking for me. —Henna Hall

This project was very impactful, defying stereotypes in a way that put you in opened my mind. —Matthew Mau

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