Sunday, May 23, 2010
Dream Makers Health Careers Club & graduation
CASAA-UNM Collaboration-Substance Abuse/Std's study
3 Days-Health Academy Field Trips to UNM-Med School
Brochure & Program of Study
UNM-AHA First-ever Health Collaborative Seminar
Professional Learning Community
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Message from Ms. Karen Cox, our Academy Head: The Dream Makers graduation @ UNM's Sub Ballroom (sponsored by Dr. Romero-Leggott's Office of Diversity @ HSC-UNM Med School) was a resounding success. Certificates were handed out, students and sponsors were acknowledged, several parents attended, and our students even read an inspirational story. Many of our Health collaborative partners were in attendance. Karen Cox also touched base with Dr. John Leggott, UNM Med School Director and Dr. Felisha Rohan-Minjares. Both are on board with our Academy to do programs again next year. Dr. Leggott stated that he wants to come to our school with medical graduate students in tow to help and organize our Dream Makers workshops with us next year! Dr. Felisha is on board to do a much smaller version of last year's joint health collaboration again. We are very proud of our students!
Students formed debate teams and chose a topic to debate after being inspired by the Great Debaters. After preparing and researching their debates, they went up against Mr. Leh who took the opposing view. Students had four minutes to introduce themselves and propose three major points. Mr. Leh responded with the alternative position and presented arguments against the proposal. The students concluded each debate by logically responding to each one of Mr. Leh's objections. The project was a lot of fun, taught many skills about logic, speech, the power of the spoken word, debate, argumentation, research, posture, projection, and looking at issues from various points of view. We also learned how to listen to others and allowing ourselves the POSSIBILITY to be changed by another point of view without "making someone who thinks differently the enemy." Mr. Leh was very proud of how his students engaged in the project and carried it out to a perfect conclusion. Mr. Leh LOST most (all) of the debates to the new Great Debaters).