Each BHS Help Desk student maintains his or her own blog which chronicles their learning experiences in the program. A central component of the individual blog is the weekly reflection.
Weekly reflections are a summary of the skills and knowledge each student is developing throughout the course. Students are asked to identify and analyze situations where they demonstrate their ability to do the following:
Gather, assess and analyze information
Think critically and creatively problem solve
Adapt to new situations
Collaborate across networks
Take initiative and show leadership
Communicate orally and in writing
Students have the freedom to design a vision for their own learning and share this vision via their personal blog. Finally, students’ 20% time, or Individual Learning Endeavor, is also showcased on their personal blogs at the end of each semester. As you will see, each student’s blog is unique and personalized, the way all learning experiences should be!
Please take a moment to view my students’ blogs and share them with members of your school community, especially if you would like to develop a program similar to what we have here in Burlington.
Kelsey Daniels O’Brien