Students use digital project to learn from older adults

Kaden Paetzke & William Payne

This spring, some DAMS 7th graders learned firsthand about resiliency from older adults in the community. Ten adults visited students in Laura Kruschek’s Digital Communications classroom on two separate occasions in April. They were interviewed by students about a time in their lives and a time in their lives when they had to be resilient. Students created a presentation with  an electronic timeline for each participant.

Amber Fabian, Barb Mathiot, Mandy Fitzgerald, & Leah Doucette

The older adults joined the students for a treat and enjoyable conversation. Students presented their finished projects to the older adults on Wednesday, April 29.

At the end of the presentations, the older adults shared information about their experience. One adult shared her thoughts, “This is very awesome and I truly enjoyed meeting you.  Continue your education.  Life is good, whatever you make it.”

This project was facilitated by Digital Communications teacher Laura Kruschek with help from RSVP of Dane County and the DeForest Area School District’s LINK-ages Committee.

Noah Wohler, Bill Murphy, & Conlan Gotzion

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