The goal of the 20% Project is to give students the opportunity to approach learning with the heart of an entrepreneur. To find such excitement, passion and joy in the thinking and the doing that the project moves from being a school assignment to a personal mission.
We’re trying something new this year. If you’d like to be one of our community bloggers, please fill out the short google form at the link above. After I cull together everyone’s information, I’ll get back to you with your student or group. Thanks so much!
Here is an early list of 20% ideas for 2018. (It’s the pdf version of the list below).
Another thing for your to consider as you prepare for the 20% Project is whether you would like to work solo or as part of a partnership or small group. Even if you choose to work alone, you can still help others and get help from others. For example, Sean Kane chose to work alone on his Smash Bros. tournaments, but several other students including Roman Dutcher, Phil Koral, Rose Chapman, and Matt Sze-Tu helped Sean along the way. In return, Sean worked on other student’s projects including Jeff Yu’s restaurant.
Changes for next year based on the July 25th Summit:
- cork board on which students can offer help (ex. I’m really good at PhotoShop; I like to bake cookies).
- student mentors
- more collaboration among different projects
- students from former years come into the classroom to help and inspire current students
- gigantic speed dating session among all four class periods
- more informal chats about what everybody is doing
Students told me that they often didn’t know what other students were doing. They also told me that they would love to help or get involved with other students and their projects. Beginning this school year, we will implement several new ways for students to communicate and collaborate. How many of you know what Lucy is doing in this picture from a 2016 project?