EBC is a required one-week period in the academic year for students to be fully engaged in rich and challenging learning experiences—in ways not possible during the regular academic schedule. EBC projects are experiential: learning is hands-on, 探索性, and unrestricted by the boundaries of the regular classroom. These projects are designed to spark passion, to help students discover relationships among disciplines, and to safely take risks for the sake of learning. These experiences allow students to become immersed in the activities and to work collaboratively with peers and adults, including guest experts in varied fields of study. EBC projects are intended to stimulate curiosity, 创造力, 和想象力, along with a deepened understanding of interesting and worthwhile subject matter, while introducing students to new skills, 视角, and activities in a variety of learning environments.
Below is a photo gallery of moments during EBC周 2021. Please enjoy this collection that captures how students connected, 学会了, and enjoyed a week of experiencing life beyond the classroom.
For EBC周 2021, we offered a t-shirt to every person participating in an experience. We collaborated on the t-shirt design with Evan Suroteguh, 10分th grader who is new this year to the EPS community. We are thankful that he offered his talent, time and thoughtful design.
When I started the design process for the EBC T-shirt design, there were a few main goals that I aimed to represent. One was to represent the locality of this year’s EBC周. Many activities offered were centered around our beautiful “backyard” here in the Pacific Northwest. The first image that came to mind was a map of our area. 整合这, I found an elevation heat map of the area around EPS, including the Kirkland/Bellevue area. 从那里, I transformed this heat map into a stylized topographic map, seen on the upper half of the design.
On the lower half of the design, I separated the space into five sectors representing categories of EBC experiences.
From left to right, the images represent the following:
A mountain range and star devised of modern lines (two elements together) – represents 户外 and EBC活动 offered based in nature.
An 人的形象 to convey a sense of community – represents projects focused on 服务接触.
A 油漆漩涡模式 捕获的 在艺术上集中 EBC活动. 在这里 I experimented with icons that represented art; however, ultimately I decided to go with an artistic 模式 而不是.
最后, 蜂窝模式 代表了 技术和工程-based design element – representing the EBC活动 centered around the 数字世界 seen through a series of binary-like 模式s.