Teion Ensley-Ellerbe Capstone

I knew that I wanted it to be reflective since that was one of the main core values from SLA that I thought gets under valued. After speaking with multiple people about I thought that there wouldn’t be a better way to do this then to have those are the pillars of the school reflect on what they have learned about the school and what SLA truly means to them.

This gave me the Idea for two videos to me made. The first video the I wanted to make would be for incoming teachers to SLA since they are the pillars of the community and need to adjust just like everyone else does. In order to do this I needed to see what it was like to be a part of that learning process is which is why I choose to take a full year of classes with Amal Giknis one of the new teachers coming to SLA this year. Through being her student I saw what big changes needed to be made from the traditional teaching style and how they needed to be adapted to the SLA way to thinking and learning.

My second video would be not just freshmen, but people from multiple classes reflecting on their freshman year. Since SLA is such a vastly different experience from going to school anywhere else I thought that having multiple people give a subtle recap of their freshman year with the challenges and struggles they faced and giving advice to the next incoming class would be a wonderful thing for future freshmen. Another way I wanted to do this was by experiencing it with them which is why I insisted on becoming an SAT to a freshman class to watch them struggle and grow into the wonderful student that SLA produces.

While experiencing these things with these different groups Interviewed SLA faces both old and new to get their opinions on their respective topics I learned not only how SLA thinks but about how you need to be able to be open minded to become a part of something much bigger than yourself and the SLA Community as a whole. 

Below I have the Youtube Link of the video intended for teachers.

Bibliography: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1h_qYw6kJSoKmDj07GgD9aFVB2YML4gzO5y6-blaJ4EE/edit

It's Not Rocket Science Teachers!- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LwZVbD3kx5c&feature=youtu.be

Freshman Interview 1: https://vimeo.com/128652678