Local high-school students learning by leaps and bounds at MSU

Local high-school students learning by leaps and bounds at MSU

Phys T Ms. Schoch

MSU Upward Bound’s 2014 Academic Showcase started with a bang last Friday evening (7.25.14) in the Kellogg Center, as physics teacher Ms. Schoch set off a series of small explosions, sparking her students’ Rube Goldberg machines into action, just like the old Mousetrap game.
The Upward Bound program welcomes disadvantaged students from local high schools and helps them prepare for success in college, both during its intensive summer program, and through the support it gives during the high-school year.  Director Ms. Glenda Hammond  and program coordinator Ms. Sandy T. Firestone had kindly invited me to visit the showcase…

For the rest of the article, please click here. Especially of interest to PCW and FYW instructors: the career-plan posters, which preview our Disciplinary Literacies assignment, and the multi-genre responses to a class reading, which are similar to our Remixes.

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About caesarc2019

Cheryl Caesar lived in Paris, Tuscany and Sligo for 25 years; she earned her doctorate in comparative literature at the Sorbonne and taught literature and phonetics. She now teaches writing at Michigan State University. She gives readings locally and has published poems in Writers Resist and The Mark Literary Review; and Poetry Leaves, The Trinity Review, The Mojave River Review and Total Eclipse (forthcoming).
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