January 9, 2015, Madeira seniors who had their five-week internship during Module 3, presented their capstone projects during the EduCase Day. For their capstone, the seniors came up with a question relevant to their internship, and then conduct research during their internship.
"The girls did a great job with their capstone projects," comment Head of School Pilar Cabeza de Vaca. "I loved hearing them tell about the self-confidence they gained, the 'real' work they did, and the fact that they came out of the experience having learned about new fields, new life skills, and an energy and enthusiasm for exploring new horizons."
Each Friday, they did not take part in their internship, but came to campus to worked on their capstone and complete mini-assignments along the way. The four-day-a-week structure allowed the students to take on large projects and have significant contributions during their internships. For example, Griffin Ball, who interned in the Communications and Marketing Department at Madeira was given the task of creating a fun season's greetings video for the school community. From developing the concept of the video to creating the email to distribute the video, Griffin ran the project. You can read more about Griffin's work in her blog post. A first for the Co-Curriculum program this module, Anna Weidinger's "remote" placement at the New York University Department of Psychology. Anna was one of a few students selected this year to intern outside the Washington, D.C. area.
Placements sites for Module 3 also included the Institute for Governance and Sustainable Development, Young D.C., TriVision Studios, Seneca Hill Veterinary Clinic, FAIR Girls, Newswire Media Company, Ogilvy Public Relations, The Langley School Science Department, Arlington Free Clinic, and the Glasgow Lab at Georgetown University.
Madeira’s EduCase Day – a day filled with activities that highlight student learning, building community through shared experiences, and providing opportunities for reflection as well as assessment. All students and faculty will participate and staff participation will be at the discretion of supervisors.
On March 13, 2015 we will have our first all school EduCase Day, a day-long conference-style event that will feature different types of faculty and student-led sessions. The countdown is on!Academics Leadership Alumnae