The Infusion Project is a set of 8-week courses developed around high-interest topics and designed for high-ability and gifted learners. Each class is designed to be self-paced, meaning students can complete each weekly lesson whenever one class period a week is available to them in school. The goal is to provide content engaging and challenging enough that students want to do more than the allocated time per week and continue to work on their own. To that end, instructors have included extension activities for many of the courses that will take a student beyond that one lesson if he/she desires that depth. While students will work on their own, which requires a good deal of independence, they will use the CDLS Schoology platform to interact with others in discussions and sharing of work product.
The goal is to provide feedback, not grades for these courses. Many high ability students struggle with how to respond to constructive feedback and revision. A primary focus of the Infusion Project is to provide a platform that will challenge thinking and allow students an opportunity to work through new concepts. The school may choose to provide participation grades or points if desired.
Infusion Project courses are offered twice each year, once during second quarter in fall and once during the third quarter in spring. Infusion Project course are currently offered to schools in Northeast BOCES and East Central BOCES.
2nd Quarter - Fall 2021
Registration: September 1 - September 30, 2021
Term: October 11 - December 10, 2021
The last date to drop without incurring the full course fee is October 22, 2021.
3rd Quarter - Spring 2022
Registration: November 10 - December 10, 2021
Term: January 11, 2022 - March 11, 2022
The last date to drop without incurring the full course fee is January 21, 2022.