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Great things

posted Apr 14, 2011, 3:46 AM by Michael Reilly
It's been a while since the last post (Spring Break put a dent in that), but so much has happened and will be happening.
Yesterday, April 13, we had our first "CDAT Gallery": a "drop-in" where parents, teachers and advisors could stop by and see the work our students had done throughout the year.  It was a wonderful time, with some great products and presentation skills by the students, lots of presence by visitors, and a generally fun time!  (If you could not attend, you can see most portfolios on our Meta-Portfolio page, click here.)
Now it's onto the last, big project!  While the details have yet to be posted on our Assignments page (mainly because there are details yet to be worked out), most of the class will be on this same project.  The goal is to create a website to support some of our district's most challenged students, providing life skills and possibly even job awareness skills through interactions, multimedia, etc.  For example, some severely challenged students with Down's Syndrome, Autism, etc., could benefit from some remedial assistance through video clip tutorials and more.  Due to educational budget cuts, supports like these have faded, so we're going to make it!
In addition, we're making this a website to demonstrate the larger reach this could provide, beyond the district.  By putting Google Ads on it, we may even be able to generate funding for educational programs as well, helping our students understand aspects of ecommerce.
The "Gallery" gave us some serious momentum, here we go!