After several weeks of collaboration with professional individuals and organizations, the students were able to use the information they collected to make a distribute their PSA projects. They sought results, and they delivered.
Any other Health Teacher reading this blog could talk about the importance of advocacy, although I'm not sure how many (myself included until just recently) have felt that their advocacy achieved its goal of, well, advocating. For me and my students that chose the arduous yet rewarding road of doing this project correctly, I feel that their work made and will continue to make a difference. As a teacher, that is one of the best feelings to achieve.
During the course of this assignment, my students were faced with a monster task. I wasn't sure how far they would take the project, and I feared mediocrity. What resulted however, was not. I was very impressed by the amount of detail and diligence the students put forth into their PSAs. I hope you will be too!
Here are the PSAs from 3rd quarter of 2016. I have obtained permission for them to be put forth publicly, and they have also already been shared with the individuals and organizations that helped them along the way. Please enjoy!
"Scarred" - Olivia, Jordan, Owen & Kirsten
"Sexual Assault" - Ella, Kelsey & Benjamin
"Sexual Assault" - Miranda & Rebecca
"Texting While Driving" - Miles, Aren, Carson & Matthew
"Drunk Driving" - Taylor, Emma, & Tessa
I am a Health and Physical Education Teacher at Byron High School in Byron, Minnesota.