K- 2 students presenting their Reader’s Theater skit
Student 2: Yeah, again maybe larger amount subjects, because I only liked two of the subjects out of the
five subjects in my class.
Student 3: I would change nothing because I really liked everything. The teachers, friends, stuff like that.
Student 2: Yeah, it’s really cool how the teachers were
really good at their topic because it’s what they picked.
Student 1: Yeah, I loved how the teachers were really in it.
They were experts, and it was funny it wasn’t just….
Student 2: Learning, learning, learning.
Student 1: Yeah…
Teacher: It was just a different day, right?
All students: Yeah, really different.
Teacher: Any last thoughts or words on day 9?
Student 2: I liked how we got to go around and see what
other people did. That was fun.
Student 1: Yeah, we should definitely do this again.
Student 3: Yeah… Yeah. Definitely.
Day 9 2.0
As a result of the data and feedback on our first prototype, two Day 9 learning days were scheduled for
the 2013-2014 school year. Planning began in September and focused on adjusting the Day 9 prototype
in order to:
Strengthen professional development and deepen faculty understanding of Project-Based
Increase student choice options for Day 9 projects.
Further broaden student project choices.
Maximize opportunities for sharing Day 9 outcomes across the school.
Include students in designing and developing Day 9 at ASB.
The November 1st Day 9 Prototype was another successful learning day. It continued to meet the goals it
was designed for. Professional development helped the projects to be increasingly focused by engaging
driving questions. Students in grades 3-5 were able to choose from 18 different project choices, up from
five during the first Day 9, and teachers reported more purposeful engagement during sharing times at
the end of the day. Going forward, the Task Force will continue to focus on increasing quality in these
areas, including students in designing and developing the next Day 9, and offering professional
development and support for using Design Thinking as an approach for projects where ‘making’ things is
Day 9 continues to evolve and shift the tides at the American School of Bombay. Teachers and students
continue to learn, innovate, and disrupt traditional styles of teaching and learning. The first Day 9 in the
Middle School will be on Friday April 4th, 2014. ASB Middle School and Grade 5 teams will partner with
NuVu Studio - https://cambridge.nuvustudio.com/discover and their coaches to conduct Day 9 learning
projects with a focus on Design Thinking. April 4 is also the elementary school’s second Day 9 for this