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1 Community Service Learning Summer 2008 Pittsfield Public Schools Pittsfield Public Schools

2 / Adventure-Based Curriculum / Community Gardening / Ethnic Cookbooks / ELA / Math / Assessments / Supports / Adventure-Based Curriculum / Community Gardening / Ethnic Cookbooks / ELA / Math / Assessments / Supports

3 Enrollment / (28) incoming 9th graders enrolled / Offered to 15 additional students / (12) 10th-12th graders Enrollment / (28) incoming 9th graders enrolled / Offered to 15 additional students / (12) 10th-12th graders

4 Staffing / Coordinator / ELA Teacher / Reading Teacher / Math Teacher / Horticulture Teacher / Culinary Teacher / Peer Mediator / SAC’s / Absolutely Experiential Counselors / Coordinator / ELA Teacher / Reading Teacher / Math Teacher / Horticulture Teacher / Culinary Teacher / Peer Mediator / SAC’s / Absolutely Experiential Counselors

5 Class Sizes / 8:1 ratio throughout the program

6 Assessments / DIBELS / Galileo / TOWRE sight word efficiency / GRADE for comprehension / DIBELS / Galileo / TOWRE sight word efficiency / GRADE for comprehension

7 Structure / Referrals from guidance / Registration / Parent meetings / Student orientation / Day 1 assessments / Weekly reflections / Homework 3 times a week / Nightly parent signatures / Progress review parent meeting / Referrals from guidance / Registration / Parent meetings / Student orientation / Day 1 assessments / Weekly reflections / Homework 3 times a week / Nightly parent signatures / Progress review parent meeting

8 Positive Behavior Support / SHARE / Safe / Here / Accountability / Respectful / Engaged / Expectations taught / Daily points awarded / SHARE / Safe / Here / Accountability / Respectful / Engaged / Expectations taught / Daily points awarded

9 Service Learning / This year the district has decided to introduce a new methodology of teaching and learning. The school committee accepted the proposal to use Service Learning as an alternative to the traditional classroom model. / Three projects were completed during the summer program / This year the district has decided to introduce a new methodology of teaching and learning. The school committee accepted the proposal to use Service Learning as an alternative to the traditional classroom model. / Three projects were completed during the summer program

10 Why / To try to correlate data that using a service learning model will help improve MCAS scores / Re-engage students / Help apply classroom knowledge to the community in which we live / To try to correlate data that using a service learning model will help improve MCAS scores / Re-engage students / Help apply classroom knowledge to the community in which we live

11 When / Summer 2008 / Pittsfield Public Schools offered a 5 week program which ran from early July to mid-August / Summer 2008 / Pittsfield Public Schools offered a 5 week program which ran from early July to mid-August

12 How / Held a planning meeting with secondary Principals and interested faculty / Recruited teachers in a variety of content areas / Multiple planning meetings to focus on student needs / Held a planning meeting with secondary Principals and interested faculty / Recruited teachers in a variety of content areas / Multiple planning meetings to focus on student needs

13 Data / Unsuccessful on MCAS / Poor academic grades / Attendance issues / Discipline referrals / Referrals to one or more outside agencies / Unsuccessful on MCAS / Poor academic grades / Attendance issues / Discipline referrals / Referrals to one or more outside agencies

14 Academics / 1 hour daily of Math / 1 hour daily of ELA / 1 hour daily of Reading / The Ultimate Gift / Night Hoops / 1 hour daily of Math / 1 hour daily of ELA / 1 hour daily of Reading / The Ultimate Gift / Night Hoops

15 Vocational / 2 hours of Culinary / 2 hours of Horticulture / 1 hour Strategies for Success / 2 hours of Culinary / 2 hours of Horticulture / 1 hour Strategies for Success

16 Project 1 / Week 1 Adventure-Based Learning with a focus on diversity and ELA / Week 1 Adventure-Based Learning with a focus on diversity and ELA

17 Project 2 / Community Gardening with a focus on math / Community Gardening with a focus on math

18 / Ethnic Cooking tied together with ELA and Math / Ethnic Cooking tied together with ELA and Math

19 Question and Answer


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