Business Innovation is an opportunity to follow as passionate pursuit from imagination to innovation. Students will learn the skill sets necessary to move an idea from light bulb to launch. They will live and learn states of ideation, business development, perfected pitch proposals and business implementation. Either individually or as part of a team they will utilize critical thinking to grow ideas to the next level. Students will be supported in the development of a start-up company, social enterprise, or nonprofit organization. Each student is partnered with a professional mentor. This course is held off-campus at the Insight Office. Professional attire is required for students.
ADVANCED MEDIA: WRITING AND COMMUNICATIONS
This course is a year-long blended course designed for students with an interest in media, social media, various forms of journalism, and writing. Students will engage in hands-on writing opportunities in the school and local community in which they plan, research, design, and manage online, broadcast, and print publications. Throughout the course, students will utilize hands-on production tools to generate, write, and edit stories and maintain an online publication (“PHS Productions”), a bi-annual news magazine ("The Hook"), a podcast ("The Bait"), the Pirateer (school yearbook) cand other school (and community) publications.
Duration: Year long, alternate days
Prerequisite: Writing for the Media
Open to Students: Grades 10, 11 and 12
Total PHS Credits Earned: 1.5
1/2 PHS credit: (Elective) Current Issues
1/2 PHS credit: English (Advanced Media Writing & Communication)
1/2 PHS credit (Elective): Yearbook
Community Partners: Professional Mentors, Community Fieldwork
This course may be taken more than once