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Expert Symposium

TUESDAY, 3.2.21 AT 7 PM

One of the highlights of the 8th Grade year at WMS is the Expert Project. This long-term research project requires dedication and organization, and no small amount of patience and hard work. The Humanities and Science teachers help students research, read their sources, make note cards, and organize their information. As drafts come in, they proofread papers and outlines, and help students define goals for revision. Students write letters to experts in their fields of research. This project concludes with the Expert Symposium, a formal public presentation.

The Expert Symposium will be a live Zoom event this year.  Students and families will sign in from home, and each student will present their research for about 5 to 7 minutes.  We’ll have three Zoom rooms, with 7 to 8 presentations in each room.  After each presentation, students and families are invited to ask questions.

This short film on the Expert Project, produced by 8th-grader Gabby Bruck in 2013, explains more about the project.