Hello savvy readers Mike here filling you in on the most recent week in GRS. So our class Science and Literacy is coming to an end as does some of the cohorts first semester at Warner and others last semester.
For Tuesday (because we only had class Tuesday) we brought together previous and current GRS students and started brainstorming and and planning for the STARS program in the fall. Besides the 5 new cohort members everyone in the room had experience with the program and was eager to help the new members out. To keep the explanation brief, we are going to be leading a group of students who will be planning a green bus shelter.
We worked in groups of 3 and rotated around the room with each group working and developing the idea of the person that was originally stationed at the table. It allowed lots of different people to be exposed to each idea and give valuable insight to every project. It was a great way to spread ideas and obviously have a little fun too.
From the activity we were able to come up with good plans and even a general outline. Over the remainder of the summer the new cohort will give practice lessons and be able to develop a more concrete plan for STARS. This was also the first event where the whole new cohort was together and were able to participate in activities together.