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A Reel-y Authentic Food Truck
High school students experience deep learning while creating a food truck that shows movies
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July 5, 2016
Green Teacher

Originally appears in the Summer 2016 issue

Photographs: High Tech High

At first, we thought this was a little bit crazy,” parents informed us at our all school exhibition of student work in December 2013. Raising thousands of dollars in a short period of time to start a student-run, nonprofit food truck had seemed perhaps a bit ambitious back in September. Yet, by mid-December, three weeks into our six week Kickstarter campaign to raise $35,000, the possibility of success seemed much greater. “You’ll definitely make it,” parents now said with increased confidence. Admittedly, we were still a bit nervous. Despite all the hard work we had accomplished already, our team, made up of 52 high school sophomores and three teachers, still had a ways to go. Using Kickstarter1, an all-or-nothing platform for raising money for creative projects, clearly presented a risk to our team. Yet it was the risk that offered the greatest reward: the opportunity to engage in authentic learning experiences with the real possibility of success or failure. As such, whether we met our funding goal or not, we were confident that the project was serving its purpose.


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