Visiting students watch video footage taken during their group work time in preparation for completing their day long story.
25 students integrated from two schools. One from Tampa, Florida and one from Flushing, Queens. What started like a middle school dance ended in an authentic learning experience.
A few weeks ago I got a DM on Twitter from a colleague at Hillsborough High School to let me know he'd be in NY soon with some of his journalism students. "We should get the kids together for a project," Joe said. Admittedly, at first I didn't think much of it.
One week before their arrival, Joe and I talked on the phone and the ideas started developing. Possibility suddenly flooded my consciousness and it was on. Permission was asked and granted and despite my high expectations, what actually happened far exceeded my hopes....