A Look Back at Innovate RE-4 Learner's Showcase 2017

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The 2017 Showcase was wildly successful, thanks to our student presenters, teacher sponsors, supportive administrators and dedicated parents, families and community members!  Everyone who attended left inspired by projects demonstrated by our 100 student presenters!  Check out what the Windsor Now had to say about this great event!

SAVE THE DATE for the 2018 Innovate Learner's Showcase
March 1, 2017
Severance Middle School

What is the Learner's Showcase? 

Innovate RE4 Learner’s Showcase is a districtwide, K-12 opportunity for Weld RE4 students and their teacher sponsors to showcase innovative learning happening within and outside the walls of our eight schools.  Students are encouraged to submit proposals for their projects early in the year, and work to polish their public speaking & presentation skills weeks before the Showcase.  The culminating 2.5 hour event features individual presentations, group projects, poster sessions and a Maker Faire, and student-led opening and closing ceremonies. New this year, highlighting innovation in our district's music programs, the Grandview Elementary School Percussion Ensemble will perform and kick-off this year's ceremony. To conclude this great evening, three scholarships will be awarded to top presentations from Windsor High School, thanks to the generous contribution of the Weld RE4 Education Foundation!

Who's Invited?

Students, parents, teachers, family, and friends.  Business owners, local organizations, governmental leaders and community members are encouraged to witness modern day learning that is preparing students for their future beyond high school.

Share the digital invitation HERE.  


Thursday, May 4, 2017
5:30-5:55 Parent and Community Concert provided by "The Grandview Groove" (Grandview Percussion Ensemble)/Student Presenter Setup
6:00-8:00 Student Presentations- Sessions and Maker Faire


Severance Middle School
1801 Avery Plaza Street
Severance, CO 80550

What can I expect to see?

From reflections on the first year with 3D printers to debating technological ethics, investigating biology in our backyards to the benefits of traveling abroad, from virtual reality and robotics to hand-made puppets, you can expect to see an engaging array of student presentations in a variety of formats.

tradTraditional Presentations - Classrooms
-10-minute oral presentations with the support of a slideshow
-Held at the front of a classroom (projector and computer provided) 
-Students will present three times in a row with a five-minute transition between each session

posterPoster Presentations - Science Labs
-30-minute ongoing question/answer/demonstration sessions
-Held in hallways
-Students will use a poster and visuals to discuss their project with passersby, similar to a science fair

igIgnite Presentations - Classrooms
-5-minute presentation using only 20 slides
-Held at the front of a classroom (projector and computer provided) 
-High-energy sessions with two Ignite presentations per 15-minute block

makeMaker Faire Demonstrations - Media Center
-30-minute ongoing question/answer/demonstration sessions
-Media Center
-Students will use a hands-on/interactive approach to answer questions and discuss their projects
-The audience is invited to interact with the projects and create their own

2017 Condensed Schedule

View the 2017 Showcase Program

Take time to read through the program and plan your evening prior to attending the showcase!  Maps and scheduled presentations will be posted around the building, and iTEAM/Tech Department staff will be available for questions throughout the evening.

View the 2017 Project Descriptions

What do student presenters need to know in order to prepare?

2017 Showcase Presenter T-shirts will be delivered on May 2nd and 3rd, students should be bringing them home after school! Please plan to wear t-shirts to school on Thursday, May 4th to advertise and ask your friends and family to come and join in the fun!  Plan to arrive in your Showcase T-shirt to Severance Middle School NO LATER THAN 5:15 pm to meet your teacher, find your assigned room and begin setting up. Presentation schedules can be found under the heading "Showcase Program" above.  For more information about presenting, please click here to review the 2017 Presenter's document.

How will student presenters receive feedback about their projects?

Each presenter will have this slide, which will direct attendees to provide digital feedback via a QR Code or a link to the Evaluation Form.