Today we are continuing our discussions as we are reviewing grant applications. The students in our class viewed a certain number of grants while at home, and each student shares what they thought of the grant. Then we all have a discussion about the application for a certain period of time.
There are so many applications that are stirring great discussions in our class and everyone is thinking very carefully about each application.
We are almost done going through the first round of application reviews, and we have made decisions on a few of the applications that will move on to the next round of discussions. Many of us are very conscious of the fact that many of these organizations do amazing work in the areas in which they are located, which is making the decisions really tough.
“It was a marathon of considering grants,” said Agustin, the time-keeper for our class. “We went through 9 grants in 45 minutes. We got a lot of opinions and a good representation of different perspectives from the class, and it was very inclusive in my opinion. Especially given the very small amount of time we had.”
Class was very effective today and, although we still have a long way to go on our work, we are well on our way!
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