Parallels Classroom Work We seek to enhance the emerging potential of young people and adults through authentic, connected, rigorous and meaningful learning opportunities. Looking inward, Adventure Education programs are expressly designed to connect with the larger goal of New Hampton School. We seek to be leaders in articulating and teaching core aspects of our mission including the Foundations of Learning curriculum. Looking outward, Adventure Education values collaboration and leadership within the field of Experiential Education to promote and diffuse best practices in our industry as they relate to private schools.
Sophomore Cooperative Learning Expedition Teachable moments: trust, conflict, choices Lessons: Leadership, responsibility, ownership Five day backpacking trip in the White Mountains during spring term finals
Junior Urban Adventure Independent Learning Study a topic of interest in Boston Ask an essential question Formulate a response Three days in Boston before holiday break
Impact and Reach More than 750 participants annually 6300 participant program hours in 2004 - 2005 25 active teachers Strong support school wide Participant Program Hours
Questions? Hans Mundahl Director of Experiential Learning firstname.lastname@example.org (603) 677 – 3572 Summer program information available
Service Learning CON n ECT Citizens Of New Hampton Experiencing Community Together
Community Service For over 10 years we have served 4 Saturdays in both Fall & Spring Terms Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors On and Off Campus projects Projects are chosen based upon Need Previous Partnership Student/Staff Interest Curriculum/Co-Curricular connection
Just this Fall 2006 Over 2,000 hours Approx. 200 students About 60 staff 35 - 40 projects Nearly 25 agencies
Because we have service learning we have... Community Connections - Arts/Athletic Clinics for K-6 graders Habitat for Humanity Alternative Spring Break for the last 4 years “traveling” clinics in Baseball and Lacrosse Seniors/PG’s as LEADERS for campus programs, including Adventure Ed., SL, English, Art, Athletic Depts., Admissions, and etc. Partnerships with local nursing homes, Squam Lake Science Center, Spaulding Youth Center, local elem. school & child care center, Tapply Thompson Community Center, Humane Society and many more.
Our experiences shape our beliefs and learning. “Each kid had his/her own personality they brought to the group. They got energized, and made easy friends with each other, and played and included everyone. It was good to see, because kids our age aren’t so accepting.” “Makes you realize how good you really do have it.” “I didn’t realize how much work it is to take care of all of these animals.” “Starting is always the hardest time, but once you’ve the initial impetus, time moves like a hat in raging river.”
Developing Character & Citizenship Morally Knowing Morally Feeling Morally Acting Essential Question & Research Reflection, Self-Assessment Community Action (30 hrs.)- the “give back” or service to a community Derived from Thomas Lickona’s “What is Good Character” chapter in Educating for Character
Is an opportunity for Seniors/PG’s to demonstrate leadership, independent learning, and citizenship. The SLP is designed as a culminating experience bringing together the values and desired outcomes of the NHS Mission as expressed in Adventure Education, Service Learning, The Foundations of Learning, and Character Education. The New Hampton School Senior Service Learning Project (SLP)... Basic components include: community action (the service experience) research based upon an essential question reflection presentation (at an individual interview) visual (honors only)