Presentation Plan

Students must meet PBL Tasks 9-10-11 in presentation requirements. 

Capstone Presentation:

General Information

The presentation schedule for Capstone Projects is determined by the student’s assigned tower. Each tower is assigned a specific presentation day and students from all career pathways within the tower are scheduled to present at sometime during the course of that day.

Students that do not present their Capstone Projects on the day assigned to their tower:

  • Will be rescheduled to present the following morning for a maximum grade of 70. Any student that does not present the morning following their scheduled presentation time for a maximum grade of 70 will present the following day with a maximum grade of 50. Taking a zero on this assignment is not an option. Remember that the grade earned for the Capstone Presentation will be reflected in both the CTE & English 4 / Humanities class.

  • Students that receive a 50 or less as a result of not presenting their project on time are not eligible to participate in or receive recognition at the Harmony Science Academy – Brownsville Awards.

All Capstone Project Topics have been approved in advance by CTE and English teachers. Any deviations from the approved topic will result in significant grade deduction for the presentation and could result in disciplinary action.

The Capstone Projects are evaluated by a panel of internship providers, community partners, mentors, teachers and HAS-B staff members. The Capstone Presentation grade is determined by averaging the total number of points awarded by each judge.           

Presentation Preparation                                                                                                                              

STEP 1: Gather ideas

1. What are the major aspects of the project?

2. How do the paper and project connect?

3. What are the main points covered in the research paper?

4. What problems were encountered?

5. What emotions were experienced while working through the paper and project? (Anger? Excitement?   Pride? Frustration?)

6. What personal growth was gained from the paper and project?

7. Did the project affect future career plans?

STEP 2: Organization

  1. Use some type of visual organizer to plan out the presentation (examples: index cards or PowerPoint outline)

  2. Plan the introduction. The introduction should have the following attributes:

Grab attention

Make topic clear

Take no more than 60 seconds

Uses quotations, readings, dramatics, jokes, surveys or other audience participation sets, games, audio‐visual devices, demonstrations, or questions  Uses your electronic portfolio to display      personal mission statement, explanation of topic choice, and future career goals.

3. Plan the conclusion

4. Plan the display of the project

5. Plan the visual aids/props and test them to make sure that they are working properly

6. Decide how to integrate technology into the presentation

7. Determine how you will use your electronic portfolio in the presentation. All digital files used in the presentation should be embedded in the e‐portfolio.

STEP 3: Speech Techniques to Remember

  1. Eye contact ‐This is extremely important. Practice often enough that you rarely need to look at any notes. Remember this is a friendly audience that wants you to be successful.

  2. Posture ‐Stand proud. You have accomplished a great deal and should show pride in your accomplishments.

  3. Voice ‐Talk clearly and audibly so the whole audience can hear. Sound natural.

  4. Gestures ‐Use natural gestures to make points in the presentation. Over gesturing or distracting mannerisms should be avoided.

  5. Props ‐Practice using any props that are part of the presentation.

  6. Dress – Wear professional dress. If wearing clothing appropriate for the profession (ex. medical scrubs) will enhance the presentation, the student may choose to do that.

STEP 4: Rehearse

  1. The presentation should be well‐rehearsed and should last between 10‐12 minutes. Presentations that are either too long or too short will receive a substantial point deduction. Presentations will be stopped at the 12‐minute mark whether you are finished or not.

  2. Make sure that your technology components work properly in advance of the presentation.

  3. Make sure that any videos shown as part of the presentation do not exceed a total of 3 minutes in length. Videos shown must clearly enhance the understanding of the topic and not be just “filler” for the presentation.