Classroom learning turned real-life application
Posted Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Loveland Youth Sports Association (LYSA) President and Loveland Soccer Academy Coordinator Bruce Jones presented an opportunity for Loveland students off the field. First, Jones approached students who work with Loveland High School (LHS) LHS Leaders in Technology to design and create a website for the Loveland Storm – a local soccer team. The partnership turned out to be a win-win for both teams!
"This endeavor provided a valuable and authentic real-world task for our Leaders in Technology students to work through,” said David Knapp, Loveland district director of technology. “Collaborating with a local community partner, these students were able to apply aspects of web design, project management and customer service while creating a product for use by members of our community.”
“The Leaders in Technology experienced an authentic business atmosphere by developing a professional scope of work, and formally presenting their design to the Loveland Storm Board Members,” said Loveland Innovative Instructional Coach Brian Conatser. “The daily interaction between the students and the real-world business community provided an appreciation for collaboration, back-to-the-drawing-board mentality, deadlines, and other 21st Century skills needed to be productive in our ever-changing global society.”
Additionally, in conjunction with the LYSA, students from across the Loveland City School District competed to design a new logo for the celebration of the LYSA's 40th anniversary. With students submitting entries in grades K-12, winners were selected from each grade band, with the top winning design coming from LHS Sophomore Christopher Wint. Wint’s winning design will be featured on this season's LYSA soccer jerseys.
“For the multiple opportunities this project created for our students – we are very thankful to the Loveland Storm and Loveland Youth Soccer Association,” said Knapp. “This was an outstanding real-life application of what our students learn in our classrooms.”
Click here (http://www.lovelandstorm.org) to view the LHS Leaders in Technology student-designed website project managed by students Alyssa Stahl and Karl Mueller.
Photo caption: LHS Student Christopher Wint’s design was selected to be featured on this season’s Loveland Youth Sports Association soccer jerseys.