Junior Nick Miller did his I-Term at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas.
Ben Tacy of Schodack, left, with Chris Wisdom of CS Arch, a design firm in Albany that provides architecture, engineering, construction management, and energy services to PK-12 schools, colleges and universities, corporate, civic, and institutional clients.
Sarah Drexler of Cairo Durham, left, Bennett Plowman of Brittonkill, center, and Lynsey Handlowich of Germantown at WMHT.
"We wanted to send a large 'thank you' for sharing your passionate students with us at WMHT. They were thoughtful, professional, excitable (yet not inappropriately so), able to pivot and work on things that may not have been their preference, and excellent guests." - Jenn Baumstein, WMHT
Hailey Halse of Menands, right, with Amanda Kirk of 1st Playable Productions, a gaming in education company in Troy.
"Ninety percent of the work in coding is debugging problems and the answer won't be obvious. You have to be willing to figure it out, and a lot of college graduates we have hired don't like debugging. Hailey dived into the program and was eager to problem-solve. It's an important life skill to have in any career." - Amanda Kirk, 1st Playable Productions
Olivia Otero of Greenville, right, did her Extreme Exposure with Schenectady County Community College's Culinary Arts Program. She took food preparation, cake decorating and international baking classes with SUNY SCCC faculty chefs.
“I’ve always loved baking. I love to bake at home and bake for my class at school. My specialty is flavorful cupcakes.” - Olivia Otero
Freshmen & Sophomores
Freshmen and sophomores go on field trips and attend workshops called Exposiums to talk to visiting speakers from different careers. These opportunities are designed to expose students to interesting things happening in local businesses.
Research & Interviews
Underclassmen also interviewed professionals who work in careers that interest them, and did additional research on a particular field. Freshmen created posters, and sophomores gave Pecha Kucha presentations.
Paideaia: Exploring your passions
In addition to career exposure, I-term also allows students to explore their passions. They participate in Paedeias (pronounced “pie-day-ahs”), in which faculty, staff, parents and community members teach fun, project-based mini courses or workshops around a topic or skill. Topics this year included Aikido, music and podcast recording, craft sewing, herpetology: keeping reptiles & amphibians, comic book collecting, medieval armor, weapons & combat, origami and chess.