Sonja McKay

Exploris Middle School
NC Charter Schools
Mentor: William Beck, MeadWestvaco
Sponsor: MeadWestvaco

Price Check: What is the True Cost?
Ms. McKay’s students are interested in more than just buying new products; they want to know how to package and sell them. With the support of MeadWestvaco, an international packaging solutions provider, students benefit from an authentic collaboration to gain insight on innovation, culture and social perspectives. Ms. McKay’s students are working on international teams to investigate global issues surrounding the science of packaging, consumerism, and environmental sustainability. The students from Exploris communicate with a partner school in India, using 21st Century web technologies like blogs and videoconferencing. Together these students explore the life-cycle of products, analyzing current packaging trends, and developing smart solutions.