A Sneak Peek at Dual School’s Second Session Projects

Updated May 11, 2018
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Photo and full article courtesy of Technical.ly Delaware.

Dual School, the project-based learning program for high-schoolers that launched last year, is well into its second session after its successful pilot last fall. The number of students has doubled, with two meetings a week at 1313 Innovation and a third group based at William Penn High School’s Innovation Center.

We’ve seen some pretty amazing things from Dual School students, from an AI-based career survey to a rotorless drone prototype to projects taking on issues such as mental healthcare in schools, food waste and financial literacy for low-income communities. The new batch of 30 students will be presenting their projects at the Dual School Spring Exhibition at 1313 on May 22 from 5–8 p.m.

What can you expect to see?

  • Rita (St. Elizabeth’s) is tackling gender equality in schools and businesses with implicit bias consulting.
  • Sabin (Newark Charter) is working toward passing a Green Amendment in Delaware and is helping Main Street businesses make the switch from plastic to paper straws.
  • Daniela and Isha (Delaware Design Lab) are establishing a mentor program for elementary school students to foster an interest in learning.
  • Carson (CSW) wants to make nonprofits more efficient with a system to use their resources more effectively and increase the investment market.
  • Jillian (Newark Charter) is creating a program for high-school students to learn about environmental issues and take direct action.
  • Matt (St. Elizabeth’s) is working on a revitalization of Canby Park, complete with a stadium, and is working on a bond bill to allocate funds.

This is just a tiny taste of the Dual School Spring Exhibition, summarized from the full article on Techincal.ly Delaware by Holly Quinn.

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