This service-learning course is an opportunity for a multi-disciplinary team to work in an under-resourced charter high school in rural New Mexico that uses project-based learning. As the school launches its second-semester projects for each grade level, we will collect data and feedback from students, families, and staff. We also will use a variety of media to help the school showcase its distinctive culture and student work.
Students embed in a small rural New Mexico high school that uses project-based learning. They gain experience with program assessment, helping the school collect and analyze data on student engagement and performance. They also learn to showcase student work and school culture through a variety of media.
Students will enroll in EDUC 4940 Special Topics in Education. In Fall 2014, before the on-site experience (which will run January 5-14, 2015), the team will meet at Cornell for two pre-departure seminars, one in November and another in December.