Thoughts on A World in Motion

posted 3/11/2019 in Announcements

Barb Lyman-Kluck (left) and other panel members observe as students launch their gliders to perform stunts and long-distance flights.

March 8, 2019

Dear Mrs. Schmitt,

I want to let you and Unit D know how much I enjoyed working as a panel member for AWIM 2019.

I noticed that the students were very effective in communicating their knowledge of the concepts taught in the Glider unit. They were very friendly, polite, and respectful of each other, their teachers, younger students, and visitors.... 

The interconnected courses of math, language arts, and science coupled with the real world skills of working as a group to achieve a goal, engaging in trial and error to come up with the best possible solution, and marketing skills to satisfy consumer demands simply cannot be taught through the use of a text book. Thank goodness that St. Patrick School is able to use collaborative scheduling to offer AWIM as a benefit of students.

I was also very impressed with the responses students gave when a panel member asked them how the Leader in Me played a part in the AWIM project. Every group was able to state one or more of Dr. Stephen Covey's 7 Habits and how it applied to their work as a group....

Congratulations on bringing together students, teachers, and industry professionals to help St. Patrick students meet the challenges of the future through AWIM.

Sincerely

Barb Lyman-Kluck