Winterim is the centerpiece of Lawrence Academy's commitment to immersive education -- learning in the concrete and physical world of activity as a complement to learning in the vicarious and symbol-filled world of traditional classrooms. The 2018 catalog, listing this year's course offerings, is posted online (PDF at right). You will also find the 2018 Winterim Intro and Sign-up Forms here.
Note: Individual programs are subject to change.
The Winterim program is an opportunity to explore a broader range of subjects and skills than is otherwise possible in a regular classroom. In that spirit, student reporters assist the LA communications staff in covering their classmates' experiences, while gaining some knowledge of their own.
For a more historical perspective, check out the 2017, 2016, and 2015 Winterim Blogs (posted together below). You may also view 2014, 2013, the 2012 Winterim Photo Gallery, and the 2011 Winterim Blog.
Our hashtag on social media is #LAWinterim.
By Rebecca Magee '18
Groton, MA -- Today is the first day of Winterim and the beginning of many different learning opportunities.
Joao Saldanha, a junior here at Lawrence Academy, is a part of the Winterim News Team, a Winterim group responsible for covering all of the different Winterim activities happening on campus (and beyond...).
Their job is to compose posts for various LA's social media sites, write blogs for the Lawrence Academy website, capture videos for Youtube, and take photos.
Today, Joao was mainly responsible for interviewing fellow students and teachers on video, a task he has never performed before.
When asked how the day went, he responded, "I was kind of scared to be in front of the camera. Asking people questions [on camera] has always appeared so awkward to me."
As his new teammates on the #WinterimNewsTeam were curious to find out if what Joao thought interviewing people was going to be like was how it actually went for him today.
"I found out that sometimes you have set strict boundaries on how you do things," he said. "For example, I am normally a pretty energetic person so I like to move around a lot and tap my feet, but on camera you can't do that because it would be distracting.
"But, I didn't expect it to be as fun as it was."
We went on to ask about how many people Joao has interviewed.
"Around eight, I think," he said and we couldn't help but wonder if, even in the limited experience he has had interviewing people, that Joao has already seen an improvement in his interviewing skills.
"I think so," He responded and explained for his first few interviews he stayed to the script he prepared ahead of time, and only asked the questions he had written down prior to the interview. He then realized that he could ask questions based on the interviewees answers.
As the day wound down, and despite his nerves beforehand, Joao, when asked if he would interview more people during the remainder of Winterim, responded with an excited "definitely".
The Winterim News Team was back on the case during Day 4 of #LAWinterim 2016.
Today they met Marlon Carey and other Hip-Hop artists & poets, who visited the "Speak Your Peace" Winterim.
Be sure to visit our YouTube channel to enjoy a Winterim playlist!
Winterim News Team reporter Zach May '17 brings you this exclusive inside look at the #LAWinterim Game of Drones and spoke to a couple of it's members.
To view all Winterim related videos visit our wicked awesome YouTube channel featuring a Winterim playlist, full of videos!
Winterim News Team 2016 Heads Downtown
by Irma Krimelyte ‘17
Boston, MA – Tuesday, March 8, the LA Winterim News Team went on a field trip to Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts. The group, all working to learn new facets of internet communication, explored the depths of Harvard Square and discovered more about the 35th president of the United States at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum.
Like all good journalists, the group – members of the Web Reporting and Social Media Winterim – began their trip with a much-needed coffee stop prior to the hour-long ride into Boston. Properly caffeinated, when the team arrived in Cambridge they set off to explore the Harvard Square, take pictures, and film videos.
First, they headed to see the statue of Charles Sumner (where they took a quick selfie), and Josh Newsome ’17 filmed some scenic videos. Strolling through the beautiful Cambridge streets, Khloe Hartner ’17 (and I) took artsy pictures. Meanwhile, Zach May ’17, who was often on camera, kept things light behind the scenes and told some jokes.
The team walked towards the Cambridge Common Park and walked past the Old Burial Ground and when the team got enough scenic views they headed back towards Harvard Yard itself. There, they walked around Harvard’s campus, which was filled with students going to classes or enjoying the gorgeous day outside. After their morning moving around Harvard Square, the team met up with their leaders and headed down to Mr. Bartley’s Gourmet Burgers to have their much-anticipated lunch. Author’s note: Lunch was amazing!
After lunch, the Winterim News Team hopped back in their van and traversed Boston to the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. Thankfully, the museum wasn’t very busy, and the self-guided tour started off with a short film about Kennedy’s life up to the point when he was nominated to run for president in 1960. The tour continued with various exhibits about parts of Kennedy’s life and the history of the United States.
A favorite part of the museum for the team was the replica of the Oval Office, where they once again took a group shot. Because of its scenic view, the last part of the museum – the Pavilion – was one their favorites as well.
After the group finished inside the museum, the Team had one more task – to film the outside of the building and do a TV-style “stand-up” with a spectacular backdrop. Josh and Irma, who were usually behind the camera on Tuesday, stepped up to the task. Be sure to check out the video above!
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