Field Experience in urban K-12 Schools

Project Info
Instructor: 
Eva Hagenhofer
Course Number: 
254
Most recent project completion date: 
May 21, 2010
Number of Students that participated: 
16
Total number of service hours completed by class: 
800
Community need or issue addressed by the Service-Learning project: 
Youth/Education (Youth Development, At-risk Youth, mentoring, tutoring, primary/secondary Education)**
Community agency or organization served by the project: 
The Learning Objectives of the project: 
Deepen student's understanding of how race, language, and socio economic status impact teaching and learning
Learn and practice classroom management strategies
Become familiar with the culture and expectations of schools and classrooms in the MPS system
Begin the development of a portfolio containing a resume, cover letter and filnal evaluation
Which of these Service Learning Models was used?: 
Placement Model (Student placed at an agency)
Types of assessment tools used to document and share lessons learned: 
Journaling
Presentation
Which MATC Core Abilities were met?: 
Communicate Effectively
Collaborate with Others
Respect Diversity
Demonstrate Responsibility
Think Critically
Embrace Change
AHA moments – transformational experiences reported, comments, lessons, suggestions for others, etc.: 
There were very many! Most have to do with observing teacher-student dynamics and making promises to themselves to develop respectful, affirming relationships with their future students. Other observations have to do with: 1) Developing self confidence; finding their "teacher voice" 2) Realizing what they still need to learn and why