Because of their contact with Ken, Whitley and Lauren were able to learn about the pressing need for drinkable water, gain access to resources that they never knew existed, and chart a more solid course for their project. The girls had their idea validated by one of the world experts on water. They returned to class more confident, more excited and more passionate about their project than ever before. Events like these, where students learn from others around the world, are extremely valuable for the information they learn as well as the confidence they gain by seeing themselves as independent learners.
Each of the girls is blogging their learning. The blog links are here: Whitley's Blog; Lauren's Blog.
Whitley and Lauren getting ready for their GHO with Ken Surritte of Water is Life.