Sunday, December 07, 2014

Lights Academy Road Show

Several Lights Academy students traveled from Lutheran High School to work with students at another school for the first time on Thursday. Four Academy members traveled to St. John's Lutheran in Denver to introduce project based learning to 6th-8th grade students. St. John's students had the opportunity to practice the questioning process and learn the distinction between a standard question and one which could serve as a driving question for an entire path of inquiry. One Lights Academy student also had the opportunity to share a project he completed on the importance of saving money at all ages, providing practical ideas and insights for doing just this.

The 6th-8th graders at St. John's responded well, impressing Lights Academy members with the driving questions they created through this process. Those questions included:
  • How can the grand jury system become more ethical?
  • How can the physicality of sports remain in the games but the activities become safer?
  • How does one's attention in class today predict future success?
WOW! These students were thinkers. We thank St. John's Lutheran for the opportunity to spend time with their students and look forward to connecting with them once more and other schools in the future.


  1. Anonymous8:03 PM


  2. Awesome! GO PANTHERS! (of course I'm biased as my kids go there!)

    Pretty impressed by the level of questioning...

    Well done, Dave.