Our partnership with the students in a Young Adult Literature course at Clemson University has begun. You can see a bit about the inspiration here.
Our first class connection has begun with Ms. Moye. One of her classes chose a book from this list.
The Clemson students have read these books and started posting questions in Flipgrid for our students to respond to. Each of our students took a pre-assessment about reading motivation and will be assessed after the discussion are complete to find out if their reading motivation was influenced by this project. Obviously, my hope is that these discussions encouraged our students to read, but I'm interested to see how they respond.
Since this group is well underway and actively responding, we've decided to start another class. They'll be choosing from these (plus The Sun is Also a Star and Bootcamp).
I look forward to hearing their contributions and responses on Flipgrid and seeing the results of the pre and post assessments regarding motivation. According to the Clemson faculty working on this project, there is a great deal of interest in this project because it hasn't been studied yet. I'll share the results here as we progress through this collaboration.