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Buenas tardes, Comunidad Futures Lab -

 

Está empezando a sentirse como el otoño y tenemos algunas actualizaciones importantes para compartir a medida que nos acercamos al final del primer trimestre. Hay bastante información importante a continuación, así que levanta una silla, toma una taza de café y ponte cómodo.

· Freaky Friday - 8 de octubre

· BELONG: Fall Learner Expo - 7 de diciembre

· Conferencias de Padres y Maestros - Semana del 11 de octubre

· Trimestre 2 Horario diario y semanal

· Opción de Viernes de Educación Financiera Personal

· Semana de Futuros - 19 y 21 de octubre

Freaky Friday - 8 de octubre

Una cosa que nos encanta de la pequeña comunidad en el Laboratorio es que los estudiantes tienen la oportunidad de ver otros caminos en el trabajo. A menudo, los estudiantes que vienen al laboratorio por un camino ven algo que les interesa en otro y creemos que es importante fomentar esa curiosidad.

Estamos entusiasmados de abrazar esta exploración y probar nuestro primer intercambio de caminos freaky Friday. Los estudiantes escucharán más sobre esto en las próximas semanas, pero queríamos que supieran que tendrán la oportunidad de visitar hasta otros tres caminos sobre los que les gustaría aprender más. Este podría ser un camino que están considerando para el próximo semestre, el próximo año escolar o incluso algo que los haya hecho sentir curiosidad.

BELONG: Fall Learner Expo - 7 de diciembre

Creemos que el aprendizaje profundo y auténtico se mejora cuando los estudiantes tienen la oportunidad de ver cómo su aprendizaje se conecta con el mundo que los rodea. Cada semestre en el laboratorio, los estudiantes comparten lo que están trabajando entre sí, sus familias y la comunidad en general. No tomamos los "exámenes finales" tradicionales, por lo que la Learner Expo representa la oportunidad de nuestros alumnos de poner su trabajo frente a una audiencia.

Mientras celebramos la oportunidad de reconectarnos en persona este año escolar, el tema de nuestra exposición de otoño de 2021 es "PERTENECER". Esperamos que coloque un marcador de posición en su calendario para el martes 7 de diciembre, de 5 p.m. a 7 p.m. Estamos finalizando un contrato para un lugar emocionante y único para la exposición de este otoño y los detalles seguirán. Por ahora, ¡guarde la fecha!

Conferencias de Padres y Maestros - Semana del 11 de octubre

Las conferencias virtuales fueron un éxito en 2020-2021 y creemos que el formato virtual proporciona la máxima flexibilidad. En la próxima semana, los maestros se comunicarán para informarle cómo programar una conferencia con ellos si lo desea.

Trimestre 2 Horario diario y semanal

A medida que el Trimestre 1 llega a su fin el 14 de octubre, nos gustaría asegurarnos de que entienda cómo funcionará el horario de su alumno en el Laboratorio.

La mayoría de los estudiantes están inscritos en el Seminario Futures Lab, que es una clase de un trimestre y 5 créditos. Esta clase concluirá el 14 de octubre. Nuestro horario de transporte no cambiará, por lo que, cuando concluya el seminario, los estudiantes tienen tres opciones cuando su clase de camino termina cada día:

· Los estudiantes que tienen su propio transporte pueden optar por abandonar el campus cuando termine su clase de camino.

· Los estudiantes pueden optar por quedarse en el campus durante "Studio Time" y usar uno de nuestros espacios de trabajo compartidos para trabajar de forma independiente o con un grupo.

· En lugar de este "fuera de bloque", los estudiantes que desean continuar ganando crédito pueden optar por inscribirse en una de nuestras clases de aprendizaje combinado de 5 créditos del trimestre 2. Nuestras ofertas del trimestre 2 son Economía y Tecnologías Disruptivas. Ambas clases satisfacen los requisitos de graduación de la PSD. Disruptive Tech gana crédito de PSD Humanities y es una oferta única de Humanidades que solo está disponible en Futures Lab.

Para los estudiantes que eligen una de nuestras opciones de Blended Learning para Q2:

· Los lunes y miércoles, los estudiantes trabajarán en el contenido del curso de forma asíncrona a través de Google Classroom. Los estudiantes que toman el

autobús o esperan un viaje son bienvenidos a quedarse en el laboratorio y usar nuestro espacio para completar su trabajo en esos días.

· Los martes y jueves, los estudiantes tendrán clases en persona aquí en el Laboratorio.

Puede ver si su estudiante se ha registrado en una de estas clases haciendo clic en Hexter 3 en ParentVue. Para ser claros, estas son clases de Quarter 2, sin embargo, debido a una peculiaridad en Synergy, se muestran en PVUE como"Hexter 3". ¡Todavía hay tiempo para solicitar estos cursos! Envíe un correo electrónico a nuestra consejera, Bethany Condon, a bethanyc@psdschools.org,si desea solicitar Economía, Finanzas Personales o Tecnología Disruptiva.

Opción de Viernes de Educación Financiera Personal

PFL es un requisito de graduación en PSD y estamos encantados de asociarnos con Canvas para ofrecer una oportunidad única para que los estudiantes obtengan sus 5 créditos PFL asistiendo a clases de 6 viernes durante el tiempo que normalmente estarían en el laboratorio de todos modos. Habrá una cantidad razonable de trabajo asincrónico entre los viernes, pero esta es una excelente manera de satisfacer este requisito de graduación de la DSC.

La clase está disponible durante nuestras franjas horarias AM y PM los siguientes viernes: 22 de octubre, 29 de octubre, 5 de noviembre, 12 de noviembre, 19 de noviembre y 3 de diciembre. Envíe un correo electrónico a nuestra consejera, Bethany Condon, a bethanyc@psdschools.org,si desea registrarse.

Semana del Futuro

Después de las clases de pathway el martes 19 de octubre y el jueves 21 de octubre, facilitaremos varias actividades que ayudan a los estudiantes a planificar para el futuro. El evento que inspiró la Semana del Futuro es Colorado Free Application Days, que exime las tarifas de solicitud universitaria para todas las instituciones de Colorado del 19 al 21 de octubre. ¡Esperamos que cualquier estudiante de último año que solicite una universidad de Colorado se una para recibir apoyo, edición de ensayos y bocadillos! Para los estudiantes de clase baja o estudiantes que consideran otras opciones postsecundarias, ofreceremos una variedad de actividades temáticas futuras, incluida la revisión de currículums, asesoramiento de ayuda financiera y actividades en Xello (el software de preparación para la universidad y la carrera de nuestro distrito). ¡Más información por venir a medida que se acerca la Semana del Futuro!

Como siempre, nos complace tenerlo como miembro de la diversa comunidad de estudiantes en Futures Lab. Por favor, háganos saber si hay algo que podamos hacer para apoyarlo a usted y a su alumno a medida que hacemos la transición al trimestre 2.

Good afternoon, Futures Lab Community -

 

It’s starting to feel like fall and we have some important updates to share as we approach the end of the first quarter. There is quite a bit of important information below so pull up a chair, grab a cup of coffee, and get comfortable.

  • Freaky Friday - October 8
  • BELONG: Fall Learner Expo - December 7
  • Parent-Teacher Conferences - Week of October 11
  • Quarter 2 Daily and Weekly Schedule
  • Personal Financial Literacy Friday Option
  • Futures Week - October 19 & 21

Freaky Friday - October 8

One thing we love about the small community at the Lab is that students have the opportunity to see other pathways at work. Often students who come to the Lab for one pathway see something that interests them in another and we believe it’s important to encourage that curiosity.

We’re excited to embrace this exploration and test drive our first Freaky Friday pathway swap. Students will hear more about this in the coming weeks, but we wanted you to know that they will have the opportunity to visit up to three other pathways they’d like to learn more about. This could be a pathway they’re considering for next semester, next school year, or even just something that has made them curious.

BELONG: Fall Learner Expo - December 7

We believe that deep, authentic learning is enhanced when students have the opportunity to see how their learning connects to the world around them. Each semester at the Lab, students share what they’re working on with each other, their families, and the broader community. We don’t take traditional “final exams” so the Learner Expo represents our learners' chance to get their work in front of an audience.

As we celebrate the opportunity to reconnect in-person this school year, the theme of our fall 2021 expo is “BELONG.” We hope you will put a placeholder on your calendar for Tuesday, December 7, from 5pm-7pm. We are finalizing a contract for an exciting, unique venue for this fall’s expo and details will follow. For now, please save the date!

Parent-Teacher Conferences - Week of October 11

Virtual conferences were a success in 2020–2021 and we think that the virtual format provides for maximum flexibility. In the next week, teachers will be reaching out to let you know how to schedule a conference with them if you’d like.

Quarter 2 Daily and Weekly Schedule

As Quarter 1 draws to a close on October 14, we would like to make sure you understand how your learner’s schedule will work at the Lab.

Most students are enrolled in Futures Lab Seminar which is a one quarter, 5-credit class. This class will conclude on October 14. Our transportation schedule will not change so, when Seminar concludes, learners have three options when their pathway class ends each day:

  • Students who have their own transportation may choose to leave campus when their pathway class is over.
  • Students may choose to stay on campus for “Studio Time” and use one of our shared workspaces to work independently or with a group.
  • In lieu of this “off block,” students who want to continue earning credit may opt to enroll in one of our quarter 2, 5-credit blended learning classes. Our quarter 2 offerings are Economics and Disruptive Technologies. Both classes satisfy PSD graduation requirements. Disruptive Tech earns PSD Humanities credit and is a unique Humanities offering only available at Futures Lab.

For students who choose one of our Blended Learning options for Q2:

  • Mondays and Wednesdays, students will work on course content asynchronously through Google Classroom. Students who take the bus or wait for a ride are welcome to stay at the lab and use our space to complete their work on those days.
  • On Tuesdays and Thursdays, students will have in-person classes here at the Lab.

You can see if your student has registered for one of these classes by clicking on Hexter 3 in ParentVue. To be clear, these are Quarter 2 classes, however due to a quirk in Synergy they show in PVUE as "Hexter 3." There is still time to request these courses! Please email our counselor, Bethany Condon at bethanyc@psdschools.org, if you’d like to request Economics, Personal Finance, or Disruptive Technology.

Personal Financial Literacy Friday Option

PFL is a graduation requirement in PSD and we are thrilled to partner with Canvas to offer a unique opportunity for students to earn their 5 PFL credits by attending 6 Friday classes during the time they’d ordinarily be at the Lab anyway. There will be a reasonable amount of asynchronous work between the Fridays, but this is an excellent way to satisfy this PSD graduation requirement.

The class is available during our AM and PM time slots on the following Fridays: October 22, October 29, November 5, November 12, November 19, and December 3. Please email our counselor, Bethany Condon at bethanyc@psdschools.org, if you’d like to register.

Futures Week

After pathway classes on Tuesday, October 19th and Thursday, October 21st we will be facilitating several activities that help students plan for the future. The event that inspired Futures Week is Colorado Free Application Days, which waives college application fees for all Colorado institutions from October 19th - 21st. We hope any senior applying to a Colorado college will join in for support, essay editing, and snacks! For underclassmen or students considering other postsecondary options we will be offering a variety of future-themed activities including resume review, financial aid advising, and activities in Xello (our district’s college & career readiness software). More information to come as Futures Week gets closer!

As always, we are glad to have you as a member of the diverse community of learners at Futures Lab. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to support you and your learner as we transition into quarter 2.

 

Attention Futures Lab Community,

Are you interested in building your resume through learning, leading, collaborating, and competing in subjects you love? If so, come to the Technology Students Association’s first meeting of the year on September 15, from 4-4:30p. We will meet in the Audio Production wing at the Lab. We will also provide a virtual meeting link for any who can’t attend in person. 

TSA involves so many fascinating content areas from Audio Production to Cybersecurity to Game and Web Design, Coding, and Architecture.  If it’s a STEM area, it’s probably part of TSA. 

Please email or stop by the audio production studio here at the lab with any questions. 

Hope to see you tomorrow,

Tim Hanauer

thanauer@psdschools.org

 

 

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Good afternoon, Futures Lab Community -

 

What an incredible start to the school year! It’s been a busy three weeks and the team at the Lab is so grateful to have you along for the learning.

We only have a couple items to share in this update:

  • Open House - Wednesday, September 8 @ 4–6pm
  • Technology Student Association
  • Thank you

Open House at the Lab

The Lab will host an in-person open house on Wednesday, September 8, from 4pm-6pm at 1630 Stover St. All pathways, including Culinary & Hospitality, will be on-hand at our main campus. This is a drop-in open house for you to see our space and connect with our team. We will not run a formal “bell schedule” so feel free to drop by at any time during that window. Our team is looking forward to meeting you!

Technology Student Association

Is your learner interested in building their resume through learning, leading, collaborating, and competing in subjects they love? If so, come to the Technology Student Association’s first meeting of the year on September 15, from 4–4:30pm. We will meet in the Audio Production wing here at the lab. We will also provide a virtual meeting link for any interested learners who are not able to attend in-person.

TSA involves so many fascinating content areas from Audio Production to Cybersecurity to Game and Web Design, Coding, and Architecture. If it’s a STEM area, it’s probably part of TSA.

You or your learner can email Tim Hanauer or stop by the audio production studio at the lab with any questions.

Hope to see you September 15!

As always, we are glad to have you as a member of our vibrant community of learners at Futures Lab. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to support you and your learner this semester.

Best Regards,

Scott Elias, PhD
Lead Learner, Futures Lab
Director, Career & Innovation

970-488-4400 // futureslab@psdschools.org

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Buenas tardes, Comunidad Futures Lab -

 

¡Qué increíble comienzo de año escolar! Han sido tres semanas ocupadas y el equipo del Laboratorio está muy agradecido de tenerlo a lo largo del aprendizaje!

Solo tenemos un par de elementos para compartir en esta actualización: • Jornada de puertas abiertas - Miércoles, 8 de septiembre @ 4–6pm • Asociación de Estudiantes de Tecnología • Gracias

Jornada de puertas abiertas en el laboratorio

El laboratorio organizará una jornada de puertas abiertas en persona el miércoles 8 de septiembre, desde 4pm-6pm en 1630 Stover St. Todos los caminos, incluyendo Culinary & Hospitality,serán estar disponible en nuestro campus principal. Esta es una casa abierta para que la veas nuestro espacio y conectar con nuestro equipo. No ejecutaremos un “horario de campana” formal así que siéntase libre de pasar por en cualquier momento durante esa ventana. Nuestro equipo está buscando adelante a conocerte!

Asociación de Estudiantes de Tecnología

¿Está su alumno interesado en construir su currículum a través del aprendizaje, liderando, Colaborando y compitiendo en temas que les encantan? Si es así, ven al La primera reunión del año de la Asociación de Estudiantes de Tecnología el 15 de septiembre, de 4 a 4:30pm. Nos reuniremos en el salón de Producción de Audio aquí en el laboratorio. Nosotros también proporcionará un enlace de reunión virtual para cualquier estudiante interesado que no lo sea capaz de asistir en persona.

TSA involucra tantas áreas de contenido fascinantes, desde la producción de audio hasta Ciberseguridad para juegos y diseño web, codificación y arquitectura. Si es un Área STEM, probablemente sea parte de TSA.

Usted o su alumno pueden enviar un correo electrónico a Tim Hanauer o pasar por la producción de audio estudio en el laboratorio con cualquier pregunta.

¡Espero verte el 15 de septiembre!

Como siempre, nos complace tenerlo como miembro de nuestra vibrante comunidad de estudiantes en Futures Lab. Por favor, háganos saber si hay algo que podamos hacer para poyarse a usted y a su alumno este semestre.

Saludos,

Scott Elias, PhD
Aprendiz principal, Laboratorio de Futuros
Director, Carrera e Innovación
970-488-4400 // futureslab@psdschools.org
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Good afternoon, Futures Lab Community -

What an incredible start to the school year! It’s been a busy three weeks and the team at the Lab is so grateful to have you along for the learning.

We only have a couple items to share in this update:

  • Open House - Wednesday, September 8 @ 4–6pm
  • Technology Student Association
  • Thank you

Open House at the Lab

The Lab will host an in-person open house on Wednesday, September 8, from 4pm-6pm at 1630 Stover St. All pathways, including Culinary & Hospitality, will be on-hand at our main campus. This is a drop-in open house for you to see our space and connect with our team. We will not run a formal “bell schedule” so feel free to drop by at any time during that window. Our team is looking forward to meeting you!

Technology Student Association

Is your learner interested in building their resume through learning, leading, collaborating, and competing in subjects they love? If so, come to the Technology Student Association’s first meeting of the year on September 15, from 4–4:30pm. We will meet in the Audio Production wing here at the lab. We will also provide a virtual meeting link for any interested learners who are not able to attend in-person.

TSA involves so many fascinating content areas from Audio Production to Cybersecurity to Game and Web Design, Coding, and Architecture. If it’s a STEM area, it’s probably part of TSA.

You or your learner can email Tim Hanauer or stop by the audio production studio at the lab with any questions.

Hope to see you September 15!

As always, we are glad to have you as a member of our vibrant community of learners at Futures Lab. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to support you and your learner this semester.

The team at the Lab is excited to share an opportunity coming up for new and current Futures Lab students in          Spring 2022. Given the high level of interest in our Aviation pathway, we are planning to open a new section that will “take off” in January 2022. If you’re interested in joining us for the first time, or you’d like to continue at the Lab but you’re not sure what to sign up for, this is a fantastic option.

   A few more details if you’re interested in Aviation at the Lab:

   Q: Who is this program for?
   A: Our Aviation Pathway appeals to a broad range of interests. We have students planning for careers as commercial pilots and air traffic controllers, we have several planning to enter the military or attend the Air Force Academy. We also have students who are primarily interested in earning their drone license so they can apply those skills to a job or other area of interest like film making or forest management. And, of course, we have several who just think drones and flight simulators are cool (They are!) and who were excited about learning to fly them.

Q: How many credits will I earn?
A: Students in our Aviation Pathway will earn 5 Elective credits, 5 Fine & Applied Arts credits, and new Futures Lab students will also earn 5 Language Arts credits through enrollment in Futures Lab Seminar. (Returning students are not expected to take Seminar again.) In addition, students in Aviation will earn 3 concurrent enrollment credits at Aims Community College for AVT 155 - UAS Flight Operations. These credits transfer directly to Aims Flight School for those students interested in continuing to pursue careers in aviation.

Q: What certification will I earn?
A: Students in Aviation who are over the age of 16 are eligible to sit for the FAA Part 107 certificate exam. This certificate is your license to operate a small unmanned aircraft (aka drone) commercially. Futures Lab will pay for your testing if you meet our established criteria.

Q: When does this Pathway happen?
A: Futures Lab runs a morning and an afternoon session each semester. The Spring 2022 section of Aviation will happen in the morning session. Aviation classes will happen from 9:15–10:45 and, depending on what other credits you take with us, you could be here until 12:15. Transportation will be available between your home campus and the Lab.

Q: This sounds fun, but what about these core credits I need to finish at my home campus?
A: In order to ensure Futures Lab programs are accessible to as many students as possible, we offer a handful of 5-credit graduation options while you’re with us. These are not online courses - they are taught by Futures Lab instructors with a unique approach that connects the content to your chosen pathway. For Spring '22, we offer the following graduation options: Humanities, Creative Writing, Economics, and Finance.

Q: How do I sign up and get my schedule changed?
A: That’s the kind of energy we love at the Lab! Fill out the interest form and our counselor, Bethany Condon, will connect with you and your home campus counselor to get the process moving.

Good afternoon, Futures Lab Community -

What an incredible start to the school year! It’s been a busy three weeks and the team at the Lab is so grateful to have you along for the learning. We only have a couple items to share in this update: Open House - Wednesday, September 8 @ 4–6pm Technology Student Association Thank you Open House at the Lab The Lab will host an in-person open house on Wednesday, September 8, from 4pm-6pm at 1630 Stover St. All pathways, including Culinary & Hospitality, will be on-hand at our main campus. This is a drop-in open house for you to see our space and connect with our team. We will not run a formal “bell schedule” so feel free to drop by at any time during that window. Our team is looking forward to meeting you!

 

Is your learner interested in building their resume through learning, leading, collaborating, and competing in subjects they love? If so, come to the Technology Student Association’s first meeting of the year on September 15, from 4–4:30pm. We will meet in the Audio Production wing here at the lab. We will also provide a virtual meeting link for any interested learners who are not able to attend in-person. TSA involves so many fascinating content areas from Audio Production to Cybersecurity to Game and Web Design, Coding, and Architecture. If it’s a STEM area, it’s probably part of TSA. You or your learner can email Tim Hanauer or stop by the audio production studio at the lab with any questions. Hope to see you September 15!

Sharing your learning is an integral part of the work we do at Futures Lab and even unexpected remote learning can't slow our learners down. We're proud to showcase our first ever Virtual Exhibition and hope you'll head over and take a look!