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The Catalyst Exhibition

    Make an Impact.

    You can make an impact.

    This April, GOA is bringing the annual Catalyst Exhibition to schools! Now, you and your classmates will have the opportunity to take concepts learned in your course and shape and live out a real-world project that aims at making an impact in your local community. Your teacher will begin by introducing your class to the specific guidelines of your project. In March-April, you will join a global conversation with peers at other schools working to implement change in their own communities and craft presentations that share their process. The conference opens to all students on April 21 and you will share your work, explore, leave feedback on hundreds of other student projects and vote for your favorites.

    The specific guidelines of your project will be developed by your teacher and will relate to the content in your class. GOA's student checklist will help you stay on track and ensure you've covered all the important details. To learn more about how teachers integrate the Catalyst Conference into their classes, read this GOA article: Missions Matter: Three Pathways for Living Out a School Mission

    Your project and the questions you want to pursue are at the heart of this endeavor. You'll identify a question you want to answer in response to a problem that needs to be solved, and through the lens of your course content, you'll follow a research-driven process to answer that question and solve that problem.

    The exhibition is an opportunity to showcase your process and impact, engage with an authentic audience, learn from other participants, and gather feedback from a worldwide community. The conference will be asynchronous and remains open April 21-25, 2022. You'll be expected to sign on a few times each day to engage with other student presentations, as well as respond to people who have visited yours. The conference will be open to the public; use this opportunity to continue to spark change!

    Important Dates

    Project Process: Your teacher will guide you through selecting a topic/question and following a research and implementation process on the timeline that is best for your course. Some courses will weave this throughout the entire semester and others will set aside a specific window of time just for the Catalyst Project. All courses will want to introduce the project and conference by early March.

    Exhibition Preparation: Your school will enroll you in the Catalyst Exhibition Canvas space as early as March 1. Students will submit their presentations in that Canvas space no later than April 18. Other than that, all timelines and preliminary due dates are up to your teacher.

    Exhibition Participation: Expect to engage with the exhibition throughout April 21-25.

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