Community Council Meeting Agenda • February 7, 2011 • Icebreaker • Reflection in CSL • MLK Day/Gerda Klein • Spring Projects • Statewide Conference
Ice Breaker Activity: • Wandering Quotes • Decide on your favorite quote • Move to the location of your quote • Share one good part of your day with the group. • Share with others: Why you chose • the quote?
Quotes “By three methods we may learn: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.” The value of experience is not in seeing much, but in seeing wisely Experience is not what happens to a man, it is what a man does with what happened to him. We don’t see things as they are, we see things as we are.
Service Learning Defined… Curriculum Community
Reflection Defined The use of creative and critical thinking skills to help prepare for, succeed in, and to learn from the service experience, and to examine the larger picture and context in which the service occurs. Toole, J. & Toole, P.
Reflection Defined Reflection is a vital and ongoing process in service learning that integrates learning and experience with personal growth and awareness. Using reflection, students consider how the experience, knowledge, and skills they are acquiring relate to their own lives and their communities. Cathy Berger Kaye,
ServiceLearning Community Curriculum Reflection
Reflection How do you think the objects above connect to REFLECTION?
Kolb’s Learning Theory Experiencing Experimenting Reflecting Theorizing
Applying Multiple Intelligences • Verbal Linguistic • Musical Rhythmic • Logical Mathematical • Visual/Spatial • Bodily Kinesthetic • Intrapersonal • Interpersonal
Best Practices of Reflection In Service Learning • Connected • Continuous • Challenging • Contextualized • Coaching
Project Reflection Planner • Have a purpose, vary the purpose • Continuous: Before, during, after • Vary the learning modality
MLK Day Activities • How did they go? • What will your extension be? (any service link?) • Do you have pictures? (please put on S-drive!) • E-mail me short paragraph on your impression of the day
Gerda Klein • Let’s talk after the meeting • Tech • Final Date- group
Statewide CSL Conference • Call for Presenters—Annual Statewide Service-Learning Conference—due February 11, 2011 • This year, we hope to highlight the dual theme of Healthy Schools and Healthy Communities. We will have two showcase spaces: one to highlight “green” projects, particularly our Green in the Middle and Green Team grants; one to highlight anti-bullying and school climate projects. As always, we seek a diverse mix of workshop that include skill-building sessions as well as sharing great projects and ideas. Please consider submitting a proposal to present at the conference on May 3rd at Holy Cross.
Upcoming meetings • Next Teacher Meeting 3/14 • 3:45 High School Library • Next full council 4/11 • 3:45 High School Library