Announcement: Celebration of Learning Event
Join us this Friday, July 21, from 4:30-6:00 at Washington Global Public Charter School (address below). Students, families, friends, educators, museum lovers, and anyone passionate about educating DC students for the future are welcome!
Explore real world challenges outside of the classroom with experts.
Capital Experience Lab (CAPXLAB) is a new approach to experience-based learning. Students will be asked to select a focus area during registration. For two weeks, they will learn about this subject and draft a high school application essay about their summer.
The focus areas are:
Students will learn from curators at the Newseum to investigate how citizens used the five freedoms of the First Amendment to work for change during the civil rights movement. Students will leave having created an online news piece connected to a contemporary civil rights issue that they choose. They will be more knowledgeable about the historical and current relationship between media and politics and the role of citizens in advocating for change. CAPXLAB students will present their work to journalists and will publish their final product online. They will also draft a high school application essay about their summer experience.
Students will learn from curators at the National Museum of American History to explore the technology behind solar power and investigate the opportunities and obstacles associated with this energy source. Students will leave having created a model to show how solar energy and/or how the grid works. Students will be more knowledgeable about the principles of design thinking and be able to articulate how they chose their design, what resources they used, what their constraints were, and how they would improve their design with a change in constraints (time, supplies, and resources). CAPXLAB students will present their designs to experts and will publish their final product online. They will also draft a high school application essay about their summer experience.