GPS Seminar Series
All seminar series are conducted/offered during PAWS periods. We will be offering the following seminar courses:
Seminar I: Developing Global Awareness and Introduction to Design Thinking
Students will alternate between hands on activities and guest speakers from businesses, government agencies, and nonprofit organizaitons to develop a clearer understanding of what it means to be a citizen of the world.
Students will engage in Design Thinking activities to develop skills required in upper division levels of the pathway.
Seminar II: Global/Local Water Issues (10th grade)
Students learn about local issues surrounding the need for clean water and then expand out to world issues involving water. Students research relevant news articles as it relates to selected topics and books read during the year long seminar. Students use technology to present topics, interact with each other, and to explore critical concerns as it relates to water in a global society.
Seminar III: Community Service (11th grade)
Students learn about community service with a global or international connection. Students attend monthly guest speaker assemblies during PAWS; these presentations focus on a service organization with a global connection. Students will complete a minimum of eight hours of verified service with a global or international connection as part of GPS III.
Seminar IV: Senior Global Capstone Project (12th)
This is the culminating project seminar for our GPS students. Students select a global issue or topic and propose a project. They then work with a partner or small group to use the Design Thinking process to research, write about, apply and create a product based on what they have learned. At the end of the year, students will present their project to a board, who will then make the determination to either recommend or deny GPS diploma honors.