How have you used one of the above ATLs while working on your project?
Since I am starting a new project and working with a new teammate I have had to readjust the way I work. The two main ATLs that I have utilized in the past couple of weeks are communication and social. Communication has played a major role in my project so far. I not only have to have constant communication with Gracie to effectively distribute tasks and achieve our goals for both the yearbook and CAS night, but I also have to communicate with students, parents, and teachers. For the yearbook, we have had to communicate with the high school students by announcing our committee needs at morning meetings. We also have to communicate with Miss Kenya to create a shared google drive with different folders to have the teachers constantly upload photos, this way we manage our time efficiently and will have an organized system that is easy for the teachers and student yearbook volunteers. As for CAS night, I have communicated with Stephany to plan the event at Gracia, received emails from Mr. Abel, and directly communicated with the marketing staff at the school for CAS night advertisements. Right now I am collaborating with many members of my community for both projects. We will have our first yearbook meeting on Thursday where both ATLs will be put into play. I have also collaborated with each one of my classmates to receive photos and descriptions of their CAS projects to create a slideshow and communicate the schedule of the event.
How has your experience in this area enhanced your ability to learn in other classes or prepared you for life in general? Explain.
My experience with these ATLs provides me with important life skills that will benefit me in college and beyond. Social/collaboration allows me to be a better teammate in group projects, understand leadership roles and help my classmates when needed. The social ATL also relates to communication by improving my ability to effectively communicate with others. Practicing collaboration teaches me skills about verbal and written communication, time management, organization/management, listening skills, and more, which are all skills employers and colleges look for. Later on, communication and collaboration skills will allow me to work properly with others permitting me to complete my job better. Socially it will allow me to be a better friend.