Experiential learning requires reflection

Junior Kasey Gall sews together pieced of fabric for Pookie Dolls. (Photo by Bret Waelterman)

Junior Kasey Gall sews together pieced of fabric for Pookie Dolls. (Photo by Bret Waelterman)

After signing up for the Experiential Learning Program, students need to attend a two-day orientation at the Chelsea Center.

During each program, each student must complete a reflection and log sheet. If a program is worth .25 credits, then a student must participate in at least 20 hours in his/her program and participate in 40 hours if the activity is worth .5 credits.

Students will write a journal to reflect on what they are doing. They must also do interviews with their co-workers and/or constituents and have reflective conversations with the activity supervisors and WGHS faculty supervisor.

Also, students need to come up with projects that they will present during the Wrap-Up Days of the program in August. This project is to demonstrate what students have learned during their experiences. Projects have included Powerpoints, brochures and videos.

At the end of the Experiential Learning Program, all students will attend a five-hour reflective meeting.

Students who are involved with the program might also be called on during the year to talk about their summer experiences.



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