So far I have been enjoying and progressing with my ILP very well. I no longer have to commute to and from places because my ILP is at school which is very nice. So far, we have most of the schedule for the club ironed out, we will start with graphic design in a digital format and then slowly work or way bigger with industrial and then maybe even city planning. All of this will educate and enhance the life experience of the students who join our club. We are also working on how to begin the club, trying to organize the right activity and how to make sure the club feels fun and loose, not like a class and super structured. Another thing we are working on for the ILP is a logo for challenge week and that is also going well. Right now we have three solid ideas and are trying to improve and refine those designs, as well as make sure they show both community service and Philadelphia.
My Theater Ilp I have enjoyed so much. My teacher has taught me many different acting techniques that I will be use forever and into my career of screen writing in the future. I have also many friends with different backgrounds and unique personalities. We performed a piece last month that we had been creating over several months on the school district and how student,teachers. and principals feel in it. It didn't have a lot of speaking in it but no words could describe our message so we made pictures with our bodies and used music and lighting influence our story, our message. It was a great experience to be able to perform at the Philadelphia theater Company, Suzanne Roberts Theater in front of different schools and in front of our parents. We also got to see the ideas of other schools . It was an amazing experience and some thing i will never forget.
I am really enjoying my ILP. We have been discussing current problems and we went through all the amendments and learned about them. Also, we've been arguing different real cases which helped with our debating skills. I asked the mentors if we could start doing mock-trials with real cases and they said that that was a great idea. I recently received an email with a case and I am working on writing something to argue it. Overall, I really like my ILP.
I am interning at a radio station in West Philly called WPEB. We learned about radio equipment and mics. It was pretty cool. I went on air once with an update saying the channel number. Other students from charter schools just interviewed to intern at the radio station as well and I was there to interview them. I am currently learning more about the equipment and recording.
What I have been doing for my ILP is working with kindergartner and helping the teacher around when they need it. So far it's going well it can sometime be annoying, but overall it's good.
My ILP this month has been working on creating a piece for the Theater Philadelphia Company. We have been focusing on going behind the school district and going into the minds of students and teachers and in between. We have also been discussing the topic of what would you fight for even if you knew you were going to loose and connecting it to the school district theme. We are having a show in Tuesday at 6:00 p.m and just going over Tech on Monday at 1. I have enjoyed creating this piece because it expresses how student feel and give the students a voice they never get to have . I like it because it represent all of the different voices instead of one.
For my ILP, I still help my dad around his office. This consists of me cleaning, shredding, and organizing files for my dad. I enjoy it very much because I can sit with my dad and talk to him also by working for him which is great. I am learning a lot about the working process and my experiences are going well so far. Can't wait for what I a doing new in the next 2-3 months!
Since my last post, I have changed my ILP. I used to work at Greenfield with the 8th grade math class, and I truly value that experience and I am glad I had that opportunity. Currently I take a law class taught by law students that takes place at SLA after school on Thurdays, and I am loving it. We do different things every week. Sometimes we have a mock trial based on an actual case, or sometimes we go over an amendment of the constitution or something like that and talk about what that means and how it applies to real life. I'm learning a lot and it has actually made me consider a career as a lawyer later in life.
My ILP has been incredibly fun. The people who work there are honestly so incredibly. They are really funny, open and, they don treat me different because I'm younger. Also, there is a guy there who goes to Mastery who is doing an internship as well. He's really nice and we are the same age and in the same grade. I really enjoy because it's like working in a real retail store getting experience. I get to hang, tag, and organize clothing. This will be really beneficial when I'm trying to get a job. The only thing is that it is a little bit far so it's so tiring getting back home.
My internship with Project 440 has been productive. I have been working on a list of All-City Orchestra alumni and have contacted a variety of people to learn about their experiences. I have helped organize the seminars for this year's All-City students and have created reports reflecting on the seminar survey results. Overall, my experience with Project 440 has been interesting and inspiring to see these people devoting themselves to their work for music.