This afternoon New Media will be joining forces and preparing their final project in the art studio at 2:30. After having some time to reflect and discuss about the experience I wanted to share some of the things that I have come away with and also learned about myself and some students who I had not known before this trip.
The group consisted of Natalie Jansen, our senior leader, and five juniors: Mack Willingham, Grant Ballou, Will Campbell, Mike Sanders and Lauren Myers. Together we learned about navigating our way around Boston on a tight schedule, agreeing on when and where to eat, how to blog, tweet and conduct ourselves in professional meetings, ask questions that were tough, and most importantly learned how all of us think about technology and the ever changing world of media. Through the use of iphones, itouches, laptops, cameras and video recorders we were able to experience, record and gather necessary information that would answer our questions.
Students became more aware of what the college process would be like and the possibilities that lie ahead. I enjoyed working with this group of students tremendously and appreciated their effort, attention and commitment to the program. It was an experience that allowed me to meet some students who I had not known prior to the trip and have come away with a appreciation for how they all think differently and how together we were able to accomplish a great deal in such a short time.
As a group we would like to thank Mr. Mundahl for organizing JUA this year and value his time and passion for the program. In addition, we need to thank Mrs. Willingham for all of her efforts behind the scene in directing us to some great people in Boston who made the trip so unique.
Thanks for making JUA so terrific New Media!