Service Learning through Drafting and Design Technology …for over 20 years!
Service Learning through Drafting and Design Technology
…for over 20 years!
“Service Learning is an educational experience and a teaching method that focuses on learning through community projects. Projects enable students to apply academic knowledge and critical thinking skills to benefit the community while students gain a deeper understanding of course content and the importance of civic engagement.”
from the University PowerPoint at: http://www.msubillings.edu/community/SLTools/ProvostCouncilPresentation.ppt
Is Service Learning in your syllabus?
Who and When - 4th Semester Students (Capstone)
Is it clear to the students what they will be doing and what is expected?
Managing Student Teams
Why work in groups (teams) and what makes a project successful?
From: Using student teams in the classroom – Ruth Federman Stein and Sandra Hurd - 2000
Defining the teams: The method
Four Stages of a Team:
Forming – Anxiety is high, goals are uncertain
Storming – Conflict can develop, how they are handled is an important part of the process
‘Norming’ – Roles are being shaped and defined, adjustments are being made, the group is being defined
Performing - When things are going as they should and project progress is being made as a cohesive unit
Paperwork and Assessment – Expectations, Feedback and Forms
Are you familiar with travel and liability forms?
Are you familiar with University student policies?
How will the project be financed?
http://www.msubillings.edu/community/Service Learning Resource Website
Service Learning Case Studies:
PHASE VI 2011
Site Plans Extracted From Google Earth
Kamp Implement-Burger King
Green Thumb-Dairy Queen
Valley Of Flower Catholic Church
I-Park HD Fowler
Site and Building Plans are created
22 Businesses this phase (Vl – Spring of 2011)
135 Buildings Total (all phases)
The resulting documents will be used in an application to have the historic farm listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Documented student time can be used as a grant resource for matching funds.
Communities have many non-profit entities that can use our help.
For this year –
Yellowstone National Park – Emergency Response Plans in conjunction with Historical Architectural Documentation
Pompey’s Pillar – Develop a civil site plan from 3D scans of the Pillar and outlying area
Belgrade – Phase VII?
Comprehensive Main Campus Site Plan as a collaboration with Facilities Services