Session 4, Week 1, Year 2
The arts in Active Leadership Academy are celebrated as a core skill in the elementary studio and incorporated as important parts of quests, genre and civilization challenges in all studios.One particularly popular activity is Process Drama, where a Guide or older Heroes relate through dramatic play, moving in and out of roles, exploring fantasies; practicing improv techniques -- and usually -- ending with a public performance.This session, the Eagles are doing a play where they will be performing Frozen! We started out the week with learning the scores of the songs and casting each character.
Welcome to the Game Design Quest! Throughout the Hero’s Journey, the Eagles will be playing the odds. They can either speculate—meaning they can gamble and play entirely based on luck—or they can figure out ways to know their odds and decide whether or not to play or how much to risk. It’s all about the choices the Eagles make. On this quest, they'll evaluate those choices.Eagles will also log on to Scratch and begin working as a video-game designer! Their challenge from now until the Exhibition is to create an online game on their own to have ready for their parents to test at the Game Expo at the end of the quest.
For this Writers’ Workshop, the Eagles will get the special opportunity to craft a letter to their hero, where they'll be telling them why they are their hero, sharing something interesting about yourself, and thanking them. This is a chance for them to to learn more about their hero and reach out to him or her! The learners can choose anyone in the world—authors, politicians, designers, artists, entrepreneurs, athletes, anyone. The one constraint is that they have to write to someone they have not met in person.
This week, we started with some Core Skills encouragement for the Eagles. They get double points for finishing Spelling Classroom tests with a 100%. We announced the winner on Thursday and they received a prize!