Viewing by month: June 2013
How do we engage students in meaningful, community service activities that reinforce classroom learning? Germanna Community College (GCC), in northern Virginia, makes a dedicated effort to engage in programs and support activities that help students connect classroom knowledge with community needs and service learning. GCC engineering students participated in the local CANstruction competition held January 18-21, 2013, in Fredericksburg, Virginia. The event was held as one of many National Day of Service events in tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. During the CANstruction competition, teams designed and built structures using canned food which was donated to the local food bank at the conclusion of the event. CANstruction offers an opportunity for students to learn about engineering science and design concepts in a fun, yet meaningful, manner in accordance with true active service learning.
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The Family Engagement Institute (FEI) was established in 2010 in partnership with Foothill College to promote equity and access to quality education from early childhood through college. FEI works to close the opportunity divide by providing educational opportunities for underserved families with children, starting at birth and continuing through adolescence. By focusing simultaneously on strengthening the capacity of families, schools, and communities, we are able to build family engagement strategies that are systemic and integrated to ensure student success.
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August 28, 2013
Join Goodwill Industries of Kansas, Inc. and Wichita Area Technical College to learn how they combined their Adult Basic Education programs into one program, housed in one location, with one program director, saving both entities money and providing better services for students.
This model has leveraged resources to offer an adult basic education program that includes traditional classroom, self-paced, and online learning tracks to meet a variety of student needs, as well as an array of comprehensive support services.
Click here to find out more and to register.