Showcase Entry

2014 Showcase Requirements

Students may work in groups of up to four members. In order for students to submit entries for the showcase, they must turn-in the following to their program leader by April 25th, 2014. All items must be digital and optimized for the web to be included in the showcase. In addition, any images or videos that contain students who do not have the proper media release forms completed or do not meet fair use and/or copyright guidelines will not be posted in the showcase.

  • Project Title
  • Project Graphic (Size: 480 px by 210 px at 72 px/in)
  • Project Video (Maximum 4 minutes, exported for broadband-medium)
  • Driving Question
  • Brief Overview of the Project
  • Work in Progress Activities
  • Work in Progress Resources
  • Final Activity
  • Student Reflection
  • Staff Reflection

There will be one winner per grade level in each academy. The winners will have their ticket for the Knott’s Berry Farm trip paid for by the school.

Showcase Entry

Change the Life of a Homeless Child

Program Area:

9th Grade Interior Design

Driving Question:

How can you be the change in a homeless child’s life?

Video:

Interior Video

Showcase Entry

Substance Abuse Education – Tobacco

Respiratory Graphic

Program Area:

11th Grade Respiratory Therapy

Driving Question: 

How can respiratory therapy students at SWCTA engage and educate 5th grade elementary students of the consequences of tobacco use to promote a health lifestyle for their future? What steps do they need to take to be proactive and make the changes in this world that they want to see and have future generations follow the route to a healthier lifestyle?

Video:

Respiratory PBL Overview

Student Reflections: Continue Reading »

Media

Bravo TV – Top Chef Masters

See current and former Southwest CTA students on Bravo’s Top Chef Masters. This episode will air on September 19th at 10:00 PM.

Showcase Entry

Involving Students in Nutrition Education

Driving Question:
Does the youth of Las Vegas know how to live a healthy lifestyle?

Project Description:

Culinary students created twelve different booths to teach Faiss students how to be healthy. From push ups to jump ropes, to food carving and slicing vegetables. The middle school students learned interesting things such as how much fat is in their food, their body mass index, weight management, and more.

Video Reflection:

Showcase Entry

Give Me Shelter and Comfort

Driving Questions:

How does the place we live affect the way we live? How does furniture affect how we live?

Project Description:

For the 2012 Spring PBL, our class, Interior Design II, took on a dual project. Our extravagant PBL will include a service-learning building project for Habitat for Humanity and designing a piece of furniture that demonstrates comfort in either design or function. This design and work intensive PBL is a great opportunity for our Interior Design II class to contribute to the community and exercise the design and construction skills we learned in the past two or three years here in the Interior Design program. This PBL included two weeks of planning and preparation with three-days of working. We used CADD programs, graphic design programs, and various technologies including our Apple technology and our new Lenovo laptops. Throughout the project, we will learn about the comfort of a house and furniture, as well as the construction process of a house and furniture. As we contributed to the local Las Vegas community, our knowledge about local housing, furniture aesthetics, and construction techniques are applied to the real-world workforce. This dual project PBL is truly one of a kind, and we are very thankful for such a wonderful opportunity to exercise the skills we have learned, and we would like to thank Mrs. Sirat for such a wonderful opportunity that gives PBL a new twist that our whole class is sure to enjoy!

Showcase Entry

Tobacco Education

Driving Question:

How can respiratory therapy students at SWCTA engage and educate 5th grade elementary students to the consequences of tobacco use to promote a healthy lifestyle for their future?

Project Description:

Tobacco companies target the young child with advertising that promotes students to smoke. Through a national survey, it has been identified that students try cigarettes for the 1st time during 5th grade as they are beginning to leave elementary school and move to middle school with more freedom and pressures. As part of this project, students traveled to a local elementary school and presented to 5th grade students to help them learn about the hazards of smoking through displays, handouts and information on smoking and its symptoms. Students presented information through an interactive presentation and provide small group hands-on activities for tobacco-related prevention activities.

Additional Resources:

Graphic

PowerPoint

Showcase Video:

 

Showcase Entry

Imagine Tomorrow, IT Conference

Driving Question:

How can students in the game development program at Southwest CTA develop a conference presentation and activity that will excite 7th grade middle school students to explore technology and possibly a future college or career path in the computer science industry?

Project Description:

Students in the video game, web design, and hospitality programs hosted a conference for over 175 students from Canarelli Middle School. Students in these programs organized, developed, and created the content presented to the 7th grade students. The link to the website below will explain in more detail about specific conference events.

Conference Website

Video Reflection:

Showcase Entry

Coming Together is a Beginning …

Driving Question:

How can we foster an inclusive environment and awareness of the benefits of diversity within our community?

Project Description:

Within our community, there are various ways people are separated. As we ventured through this PBL, we realized that there are different facilities that offer many cares to those who are in need. If all the individuals in need were placed in one single care house, it would be very unstable and difficult to focus on each individual’s needs. For example, Shade Tree offers housing for battered women and children, while Opportunity Village takes care of those who are intellectually disabled. This benefits them by having the one-on-one attention that they desire. By creating this PBL, we have lent our time to assist those at Opportunity Village. This all day community service project was to show the clients that we care for them and that we are aware of what they have to go through. We are truly honored to have such a caring community.

Additional Resource:

Project Overview

Video Reflection:
 

Showcase Entry

QR Project

Driving Question:

How can we utilize cutting-edge information technology, particularly Quick Response (QR codes) and smart devices, to promote our school’s educational climate in new and innovative ways, to those who tour our campus during Open House and other visits?

Project Description:

The students will learn about information technology and business marketing by creating an interactive campus tour to promote the educational climate at Southwest CTA, utilizing smart devices (iPhones, iPods, iPads), media development, and cutting-edge technology, such as Quick Response (QR) codes.

Additional Resource:

Project Document

The Making of a Virtual Tour: