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1 Click to edit Master title style Year Five Concurrent Education Biidaaban Community Service-Learning Student Placement

2 Click to edit Master title style 2 Pronounced Bee-daw-bun Its Ojibwe meaning is ‘the point at which the light touches the earth at the break of dawn’ It symbolizes the beginning of a new partnership designed to enhance the lives of our students and communities both locally and around the province What is Biidaaban?

3 Click to edit Master title style 3 What Is Community Service- Learning? “An educational approach integrating theory taught in the classroom with real-world experience in the local community” Through service work in the community, students connect theory and practical application Opportunity to contribute to the community while expanding your knowledge Opportunity to expand your understanding of education and how people learn

4 Click to edit Master title style 4 Community Service Learning Community Student Partnerships Reflection Classroom Theory CSL

5 Click to edit Master title style 5 Why Community Service-Learning? Opportunity to understand new avenues for applying your developing skills as teachers A Chance to explore the range of services available in the community Challenges each student’s ability to adapt and respond to changing conditions Allows you to explore an area of interest that is not available through other placements

6 Click to edit Master title style 6 What Does CSL Mean to Communities? Opportunity to influence learning Extra helping hands Opportunity to help prepare students for rigors of the work world Locally, it is an opportunity to partner with Nipissing University

7 Click to edit Master title style 7 Where can I seek placement and what is expected of me? You may choose to do your BCSL Placement in North Bay, back home, or any location in Ontario where an approved placement is available Any agency that works with children, youth, or adults in an educational or advocacy role A placement averages 6 working hours per day for a total of 120 hours over four weeks It does not have to be accomplished through traditional school hours, but can be whichever hours work best for the community partner and yourself

8 Click to edit Master title style 8 How Do I Secure BCSL Student Placement? You will find your own placement, but will still need approval from the BCSL Office Look for volunteer opportunities in the area you would like to stay for the 4 week timeframe Be as direct as possible when trying to find a placement Phone calls and in person meetings may work better than communications Present your Student Handbook when you meet with your potential placement Supervisor. Point out the letter and two evaluations required for your placement (page 10 and 12-15) If you are having difficulty securing a placement, the BCSL Office can be of some assistance

9 Click to edit Master title style 9 Where Can I Do A BCSL Student Placement? YMCA Big Brothers/Big Sisters Community Care Access Detention Centers Hospitals – Pediatric or Geriatric Care Reform Schools Alternative Schools e.g., School for the Deaf Native Cultural Centers Literacy Councils Library Literacy Programs Community Tutoring Services Homeless Shelters/Outreach Programs Children’s Aid Society

10 Click to edit Master title style 10 BCSL Placements in North Bay One Kids Place Providing Adults with Developmental Disabilities Lifelong Experiences (PADDLE) Literacy Council North Bay Police Service (NBPS) North Bay Indian Friendship Centre (NBIFC) Send your resume to Mair Greenfield and I will send it to the appropriate Supervisor, for review

11 Click to edit Master title style 11 Your Placement Must Not Be: With a family member With a former teacher In a place you have previously worked or volunteered

12 Click to edit Master title style 12 What Is The Role of The BCSL Office? Confirm suitability of placement option Overall placement monitoring and coordination Act as a point of contact for students and placement supervisors should any questions or concerns arise before during or after the placement Provide information to Site Supervisor; including your contact information, WSIB information, placement information and dates

13 Click to edit Master title style 13 Student ‘Information Form’ (page 11) must be completed and given to the BCSL Office by November 1, 2013 Fax Mail In my office (A212)

14 Click to edit Master title style 14 Confirmation of your Placement Your BCSL placement will be confirmed after your Placement Supervisor has been contacted to: Establish a method of communication directly with your Service-Learning Supervisor during your placement Ensure that your teaching skills will be valued and used Ensure that the placement is in a safe and professionally monitored environment You will receive a confirmation by November 22, 2013, once the above has been completed

15 Click to edit Master title style 15 Expectations and Deadlines November 1, 2013: Hand in completed BCSL ‘Information Form’ (page 11) by to the BCSL Office By November 22, 2013: Expect placement confirmation via from BCSL Office December 6, 2013: Hand in completed Police Background Check (PBC) to Sandra Minor By December 13, 2013: Student will contact Placement Supervisor by to ensure a start date and firm up missing details January 13, 2014: Start your placement January 24, 2014: Week Two Evaluation (pages 12 & 13) February 7, 2014: Week Four Evaluation (pages 14 & 15) Complete 120 Community Service- Learning hours over 4 weeks

16 Click to edit Master title style 16 ALL QUESTIONS AND CONCERNS SHOULD BE BROUGHT TO MAIR GREENFEILD IN THE BCSL OFFICE NOT SANDRA MINOR

17 Click to edit Master title style 17 Learn, Reflect, Have Fun Contact: Mair Greenfield Office: A212 Phone: ext Cell: Website: initiatives/csl/Pages/default.aspx


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