As a Project Based Learning school, Chicago Tech students demonstrate their master of new concepts through an exhibition rather than traditional assessments. In education, the term exhibition refers to projects, presentations, or products through which students “exhibit” what they have learned aligned to specific learning targets (The Glossary of Ed. Reform). Our exhibition is a way of evaluating and celebrating academic progress. It has also become a way to extend the learning experience to all who attend.
Typically, Chicago Tech opens its doors to the community and has an in person exhibition at our school. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our students will be sharing their academic achievement digitally, via dedicated websites.
We invite you to join us as we celebrate the academic progress of our students in this new format.
Principal, Chicago Tech Academy High School
The Poetry Professor is all about becoming an EXPERT in analyzing poetry — to the point where YOU are the teacher giving a multimedia presentation on your interpretation of a complex poem. In this project, after practicing the important skills and mindsets that are key to analyzing poetry, you will select a poem to analyze and present on your own.
Students will write a two paragraph analysis of “Still I Rise” or “Mother to Son” focusing on structure and word choice. Students will also write a response poem to a poem we looked at in class with a reflection on how they have imitated the writer’s techniques. Honors project also available — in development.
For this project, we will reflected on the biggest challenges we faced during 2020. We chose a topic that impacted us the most and created a mixed media photo embroidery collage expressing our experiences and reaction to that topic. We explored issues related to race, remote learning, the coronavirus, police brutality, and what it means to be a teen in America.
Students have been studying vocabulary to describe themselves, their interests, and their surroundings. With this project, <<Mi mundo>>, students invite the community in to learn about them and their lived experiences.