Name of Course: World Leaders
Learning Facilitator: Sophorn
Number of Students: 10
Days we Meet: Thursday to Friday
Advanced Enrichment Dates: October 20 – January 16
Course Description: In World Leaders class we learned about the leaders and also the students learned to analyze the good or bad leaders all around the world. The good leaders are supposed to lead the country to develop and the leaders need to make the people get the peace. The bad leaders treat in bad way to the people in the country. We can understand the way how the famous leaders are leading for the country. The important part of our class was to understand the concepts of the leaders which means what are their ideas or inventions to change the country. All the leaders had different concepts like Gandhi. He led by integrity and non-violence. Also we watched a lot of movies because it helped us to get more ideas about the different leaders. The main movie that we watched was Gandhi. He was one of the most famous leaders all around the world because the way that he led shown the integrity. He had the mindset of non-violence. The most interesting part of our class was to learn about the quote of the leaders. For example Ms. Aung San Suu Kyi said “If you think you are helpless please help someone” and we think about her quote, do we understand or not. We also went on a the trip to meet Mr. Kok Tha. He is the person that can share us a lot of information because he is the good leader. The leaders have many parts it is not just the leaders of the country they call the leaders. World Leaders was really nice because we can learn how to be the leaders.
Name of Course: Human History
Learning Facilitator: Max
Number of Students: 7
Days we Meet: Monday/Tuesday
Advanced Enrichment Dates: October 20-January 16
Course Description: In our Advanced Enrichment we were learning about Human History. Human History means how people began to come to live in the Earth and how many years that people have been living in the Earth. We learned how our ancestors had different from us and how they lived in the Earth. Our ancestors were chimpanzees. Chimpanzees were so different from us because because they walked by four legs and humans were bipedales. Other thing that is different was that the chimpanzees were living on the trees and humans lived in the house on the land. We looked on timelines from zero years until now. We compared from zero years until now how it different. At zero years it was just land with mountains and we learned about what was the first species of human that lived on the Earth. Now it have lots of animals that live on the Earth and now it have technology which before didn’t have. On the timeline we could know what were the first organisms that lived in the Earth. The first organisms that lived in the Earth were bacterias. We learned what was happening before Christ and what was happening after Christ. We had four important keywords. They were evolution, adaptation, reproduce and generation. Each word helped us to study about our Advanced Enrichment. Evolution means how people changed over time. Example: humans have changed their living because at the past humans didn’t know how to grow plants, but over time humans adapted to grow the plants because they didn’t have the food to eat. In our class we talked a lot about generation and how humans changed over generations. We asked our friends how old were they, then we asked about the mother’s age and then we took their mother’s age minus their age. So we could know when was their mother’s age when have baby. This is helpful to know because it helps us to learn about generation. If now I am 12 years old and my mother is 39 years old it means my mother had me when she was 27 years old.
Advanced Enrichment Name: Infographics 1
Learning Facilitator: Jessica
Number of Students: 13
Advanced Enrichment Dates: August 12-Oct 17
Days We Meet: Thursday and Friday
Course Description: In Infographics class we learned about what does infographics mean. Infographics means the way showing information as a chart or diagram. In Infographics we learned to look at the pictures to understand the information and we were so excited to get a chance to looked at an infographic because it was our first time to look at infographics by our own. When we first looked at infographic we got a little confused but the strategies are sometimes to look at the arrow. Infographics might have a lot of pictures but some don’t have a lot of pictures. The pictures that we looked at were about the Earth like when the animals die and decompose and become gasoline or gold. We even looked at infographics about acid rain. At the end of our Advanced Enrichment we made our own infographic about Liger as the same as 100 people. We made our own infographic because we wanted other students and visitors to get some information from our infographic.
Name of Course: Psychology
Learning Facilitator: Caroline
Number of Students: 13
Days we Meet: Monday/Tuesday
Advanced Enrichment Dates: Session 1: August 12-October 17
Course Description: In our Advanced Enrichment we learned about psychology. Psychology means how someone felt and how they changed their behavior and attitude. We learned about body language. Body language means how someone acted could tell other people by not speaking anything. We looked at the students and thought that students were introvert or extrovert people. Introvert means animals that don’t want to be loud they are just serene. Extrovert means animals that like to do fun things and be loud animals. Other things we learned were about optimism and pessimism. Optimism means thinking a good thing. Pessimism means thinking bad things like some people give up. We learned about positive and negative behavior. Example: when the mom played with the baby she was positive and the baby was happy, but when the mom was negative (it means the mom made the straight face) and then the baby was crying and trying to make the mom play with them. We learned about children’s behavior. When we gave chocolate to children and then we said if you eat chocolate it okay, but if children wait the teacher will give more chocolate. Some of the students ate the chocolate because they thought that the teacher was cheating them. Some of them waited because they wanted more chocolate to eat. We watched three videos. First video we watched was about two monkeys working together to open the box to get the foods to eat. Second video we watched was about human have two monkeys and they gave one monkey a grape and other monkey a cookie and how they behaved. Third video we watched was about two people played cards to cheat the monkey and how it behaved.
Exploration Name: Public Relations (PR)
Exploration Dates: March 10th-May 2nd, 2014
Number of students: 8
Essential Questions/ Areas:
1. Literacy Coaching
2. Presentation Skills
3. Global Connections
In our Exploration class, we had three things to work on. The first area was global connections. Global connections mean that we share what we do at Liger with people around the world by using Facebook, Instagram, Youtube and blog. The first thing we used is Instagram because we can post the picture and caption to show what we do at Liger. The second area we practiced was literacy coaching. Literacy coaching is about teaching other students about literacy. This means when students need help to edit a blog or presentation we help them edit and give them some feedback or advice.The last is Presentation skills. The presentation skills we learned about are stance, eye contact, fidget, speed, and volume. Our goal was to share Liger to the world, have more people come to our Exploration Celebration and get more followers on Instagram.
Exploration Name: TV Broadcasting
Exploration Dates: January 20th – March 7th
Number of Students: 8
Description: In the TV Broadcasting group we learned about how to be a good emcee, film, and about the different jobs. We divided into four jobssuch as producer, editor, cameraman, and emcee. A producer has to make a script for emcee. Also they have to make a storyboard and tell the cameraman what plot they want for the video. After all of this, they have to sit with the editor to tell what we want the video about. A editor also has a hard work to do. They have to make sure that the video is right and what they want. A cameraman has to go to take a video with the producer. Before the emcee talks in the real show they have to understand what the script is about. In our class we made one documentary about Liger. Before we made a documentary we took some trips to some TV stations and met with the producer. We went to the CTN channel station and Apsara channel station. We got a lot of experience from the emcee and the producer. It helped us a lot when we made our documentary.
Exploration Name: Documentary
Exploration Dates: November 20 – January 17
Number of students: 12
Description: The first day of our class was very exciting because we heard from the teacher that we were going on a trip to Siem Reap for four days. It was just one week away. But we had to write our thoughts about why we would go to Siem Reap. Before we went on a trip we had to learn about shots and how to use a camera because to make a documentary we have to film. Some of the documentaries were about the sand business, rice farm and waterways in Siem Reap. The last day of the trip we rode a boat to see the waterways and even the floating village. It was a fun trip but we learned a lot too! Our goal was to make our own documentary about the waterways. At the end of our Exploration we made it, so now we have our own documentary.
Exploration Name: Newspaper
Exploration Dates: October 7 to November 19
Number of students: 12
(1) Why do we have newspapers?
(2) Historically, what have newspapers sought to do?
(3) How is the purpose enhanced or diminished by external factors (freedom of speech, infrastructure)?
(4) What do reporters do and what are their ethical responsibilities?
(5) What is the process of creating a newspaper from start to finish? What role does technology play?
In our newspaper class we had a lot of hard things to do but there were fun things to do too. The first thing we did was get introduced to some of the old and famous newspapers. Later on we got the name of one of the newspapers and did the research in pairs or groups. On Friday afternoon we had assembly so we did our presentation one by one. Everyday we learned new things about newspapers and it was very exciting. The most hard and exciting part was we made our own newspaper about our school. Also we went on a late night trip to the Phnom Penh Post printing press at 10:00pm. It was so late we got to sleep in the teacher apartment. The name of our newspaper is Liger Post. We sold it at NISC, ICan, coffee shops and restaurants. At the end we made about $280. We gave some to the Documentary group to do the bike race and some to the orphanage at Siem Reap. Each student on the team also got some money, about $8 each.
Exploration Name: Community English
Exploration Dates: August 12th-September 16th
Number of Students: 12
Essential Questions: Is there a best way to teach and learn?
How does knowing English effect change?
Description: Our first opening Exploration was Community English. In Community English we learned how to prepare and teach lessons to other people. But before we taught we needed to find the people who want to learn with us. To find the students we went into the community. After we knew clearly who wanted to come and learn at Liger, we gave the permission to their parents. So all of their parents can trust us. Then they let their child come and learn at Liger.
After we knew exactly who would come to learn, we prepared the lesson for them. When we went to the community to find them we also asked them what do they want to learn and that’s how we can prepare the lesson. When we finished planning the lesson we practiced before teaching students. We practiced with each other in our class. Even if we practiced with each other it does not mean that we are expert or good at it. So we had a trip to two schools. The schools are Northbridge and ICAN. At ICAN we met with one woman named Kate. Kate and Jessica prepared the schedule for us and some ICAN students to tour us around. We went there because we wanted to get experiences from the teachers at their school. Two to three days after that we went to Northbridge. At the end of the Exploration we asked some of the students how they felt and what did they think about our teaching (if its good or not). We gave them the lessons for free.
I was one of the 10 ten students from Liger to be able to compete in the FLL (First Lego League) Robotics competition in Singapore. I worked with four other students to build a lego robot to complete a series of challenges under the theme of “Trash Trek”. Aside from competing using robots, we also had to present to the judges how solutions for trash problems, in addition to the presentation one of my teammates, Rathanak, and I wrote a short book about trash problems in Cambodia and some ways to help solve the issues. What I learned from the experience was robot programming, building the robots (including sensors such as, color sensor, ultrasound…), teamwork and also to travel to another country, Singapore.