What’s Right with Schools: CREC Discovery Academy ‘Future Quest’

Whats Right With Schools

“Future-quest is the project,” said Clare Neseralla. 

It’s a forward-thinking assignment from Neseralla. 

Neseralla is the STEM, or science, technology, engineering and math, coach at CREC Discovery Academy in Wethersfield

The assignment for the 5th grade class was based off the popular board game, “The Game of Life”. 

The idea is for the 5th graders to start thinking about their futures. 

“It’s been fun trying to figure out what you are going to do, your career and what you are doing now,” said 5th grader Daniel Acosta. 

It’s an all-encompassing, interactive program that’s uses art and STEM to bring potential careers into focus. 

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“You take pictures of what’s important to you. All your interests help you figure out what you want to do for your future,” said 5th grader Sara Hassa. 

“They answered 60 questions. And when they are done, they come up with chart that shows where their interests lie,” said Neseralla. 

The students file all of their work without using one sheet of paper. 

They use PowerPoint and Google Docs in their presentations. 

“So that kids know that technology will empower them to gather information,” said Neseralla. 

Seeing the world through a lens of goals and dreams, learning what it takes to make the “future quest” an achievable reality.

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