Castleman High School Students Appreciate Success of Our Mentoring Program
Cross-posted from MindShift.
We are grateful to the students, faculty, and administrators of Castleman High School who participated in MindShift’s latest MindShift Challenge during our Spring 2019 Mentoring Bracket challenge. This new MindShift mentoring program helps students build confidence and improve their literacy skills, and through our mentoring matches students with college-readiness professionals, we aim to provide current college students with work experience that can help them develop both as students and as leaders.
We had two match pairs: one student matched with a Mentor, and another student matched with an Associate Coach. We had a strong response from Castleman students to our challenge as they excitedly collected their matches and prepared to begin our matching program. Our Match Challenges consisted of teams building a website, making a 100 Word Word Document (a word list that needs at least 100 words of edits for each re-write), designing a Marketing Poster with search engines, and preparing a Power Point presentation on a topic of interest to the students.
Watch the video below to learn how the pair using magic clickers beat the head-to-head competition in the Match Challenge, and why this match further deepened Castleman students’ understanding of how technology can improve their education.