Our students just finished a design charrette for their ideas on motion. They cast the net wide on their ideas for the River North marina (pun fully-intended.) We are alternating meeting at MLK and Lead Academy every other week because transportation has proved to be pretty prohibitive to the Lead Academy students.
Next week we are going to do our adjacency study and diagramming. After Monday, we will break out into the disciplines. We’re trying a new strategy this year to make it a little bit more fun for the mentors and to help foster the relationships that students and mentors seem to want. We’re hoping to let the mentors collaborate a bit more alongside the students in their process rather than passively watching, and I think it is proving to be more fun and engaging for both sides.
Update provided by David Meek of Brasfield & Gorrie-Team Leader