My name is Ava Marshia and I am a Sophomore at Danville School. This year I tried out two different “jobs” in my Journalism Epic Journey. My first one was a teacher's assistant for Ms.Parent’s journalism class. The second one was an intern for the Caledonian Record. I chose to do this because I wanted to improve my skills on journalism and get real life experience using these skills. During the times that the class was learning the things that I had already learned, Ms.Parent let me do my work for the Cal Rec. AlthoughI didn’t work as much with them as I envisioned,I learned many new things about writing and the media. I also learned all about informing others and teaching lessons. Some exciting things that I accomplished was getting a big project published, presenting to a class, and helping my peers out when they needed it. The biggest accomplishment was getting accepted to the Washington D.C. Journalism Conference.
The remote learning really affects my independent study because I can’t go out to do any job shadows. But I can still work on my database and I can still research different things in technology. My perspective on technology proves itself with our new circumstances. We now don’t have a choice but to use technology to learn and that provides evidence to how necessary it is. It’s very difficult to be a student right now. It's hard not to have a teacher next to me, able to help me through problems. My goals for next year’s learning in general is to continue to make my learning paths unique to me with my interests in mind. I want to continue working on my technology career explorations.