Bonner Program's Cornerstone Activities

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Bonner Program's Cornerstone Activities

  1. 1. Cornerstone Activities The bedrocks of a developmental program experience
  2. 2. What We’ll Cover •How Cornerstones build the foundation •What these cornerstones are •Best practices for planning and executing •How they connect developmentally •Innovative integration
  3. 3. How Cornerstones build the foundation First Year Trip - new context for service & learning (i.e., poverty in campus and distant place) Orientation - pre-college immersion provides a sense of community and a foundation for success Second Year Exchange - the sense of a national movement and connections across campuses Third Year Leadership - an opportunity to apply initiative on a project (i.e., international trip, campus-wide event, community event) Capstones and Senior Presentations- an opportunity to integrative thinking and doing - at a site and often connected to student’s coursework
  4. 4. Orientation Sense of place - campus and community Personal Exploration Bonner Program Expectations Inspiration SEnse of Bonner Community
  5. 5. Sense of place - campus and community Personal Exploration Bonner Program Expectations Inspiration SEnse of Bonner Community High-Impact Practice Link to First Year Experience, Course, or Seminar? Craft Your Agenda
  6. 6. 1. Sense of place - campus and community Relevant Resources: • Community Asset Mapping Training and Book • Place-based Education courses and books (local) • Bonner Brochure • Your Student Handbook & Student Handbook Live • Videos (YouTube Channel and Bonner Wiki) • Implementation Guide - Overview of campus and service center - Overview of local community by partners - Short Service Project Text
  7. 7. 2. Inspiration Relevant Resources: • River Stories Training • Your Campus or Center Vision and Long-Range Strategic Plan • Your alumni email list (from the Foundation or Development Office) • Videos (YouTube Channel and Bonner Wiki) • Games, Games, Games - Stories by other Bonners, Partners, and Alumni - Visionary Speakers, Videos, and Ideas - A chance to get connected to why we do this
  8. 8. 3. Bonner Program Expectations Relevant Resources: • Your Student Handbook • Slides on the Five E’s • Sample Expectations (from other session or wiki) • Videos on the YouTube Channel for BWBRS • BWBRS Help Guide • AmeriCorps Handbook - Reviewing Your Handbook and Expectations - The Developmental Model - Five E’s - Presentations by Seniors and Bonner Lead Team - Personal Development Plans
  9. 9. 4. Personal Exploration Relevant Resources: • LOTS of the Training Modules, such as: • Identity Circles • Community Building Challenge Course • Cover Story • Tower of Me’sa • Your local partners or staff, such as Outward Bound or Service Clubs - Engaging Workshops and activities that provide students with a chance to reflect and share - Physical Challenge Courses - Service Projects and Reflection
  10. 10. 5. Sense of Bonner Community Relevant Resources: • You • Your students • Your partners • Your meals • Talent shows, bonfires, hikes, staying somewhere together • The B-Love Videos! - Respect - Fun! - Music - Food - Laughs - Bonner Love
  11. 11. Craft Your Agenda Day 1 Move in dorms early Orientation - Bonner Program 101 Dinner together - staff, student, and partner speakers Introductions to the Bonner Community Day 2 Make breakfast together and eat in Bonner families Community partner presentations (local history and context) Local scavenger hunt (asset mapping part 1) River Stories workshop Lunch with faculty advisors Review of First Year Experience course Accountability and Expectations workshop Ropes Course Reflection - letters to selves
  12. 12. First Year Trip- - open hearts, minds, and heads 3-7 days Somewhere out of local context Cohort experience for frosh and new Bonners Use Bonner Funds Provide a chance to delve into an issue - like poverty or immigration
  13. 13. High-Impact Practice Link to course such as FYE for preparation or learning community Craft Your Trip 3-7 days Somewhere out of local context Cohort experience for frosh and new Bonners Use Bonner Funds Provide a chance to delve into an issue like poverty
  14. 14. • Guilford College - Crow Reservation in MOntana - explores Native American experience and culture • Emory &and Henry College - New York City - learns about urban poverty, comparing it to rural (Virginia) poverty • Maryville College - Border of Mexico and Texas - learns about immigration and border issues • Siena College - Presque Isle, Maine - learns about very rural poverty, comparing it to urban (Albany) poverty • Waynesburg College - Philadelphia - works with homeless and city ministries, building on their rural experience, and visits Foundation Picking a Place Need help? Talk to a Foundation staff member to connect you with another school or partner
  15. 15. 10% 10% 10% 10% 60% Service or Meaningful Action* Culture &and History Community and Team Building Education, Reflection &and Discussion - meetings with issue experts Learning about the Organizations & Issues Trips contain a mix of activities Yes, it all counts for hours!
  16. 16. 1 Find a destination in a region different from your campus; identify strong partners 2 Designate roles and responsibilities for Bonners (frosh and leaders) to plan and implement the trip 3 Engage in preparation during Class Meetings — education, learning the history, language, prominent issues, culture , and other information. 4 During the trip, engage in meaningful activities — service, learning, reflection, cultural & team-building activities 5 After the trip,have your students process learning and share reflections to your Bonner team or even the campus 6 Consult the detailed Implementation Guide on the Wiki! Trip Organizing Steps
  17. 17. Second Year Exchange2-5 days Pair up with 1 or more other Bonner Programs or schools - cluster Cohort experience for second years Use Bonner Funds Delve deeper into an issue - like poverty - adding advocacy/ policy dimension Can also use IMPACT or other national conference!
  18. 18. High-Impact Practice Link to service learning course or learning community Brainstorm 2-5 days Pair up with 1 or more other Bonner Programs or other schools - cluster Cohort experience for second years Use Bonner Funds Delve deeper into an issue - like poverty - adding advocacy/policy dimension Can also use IMPACT or other national conference!
  19. 19. Second Year Exchange - inspire with a sense of a movement 2-5 days Pair up with 1 or more other Bonner Programs or other schools - cluster Cohort experience for second years Use Bonner Funds Delve deeper into an issue - like poverty - adding advocacy/ policy dimension Can also use IMPACT or other national conference!
  20. 20. 1 Engage second year students in identifying partner school(s). This is a chance to build cross-campus connections! 2 Engage students as planners and leaders. This can happen through strategically using your Class Meetings to organize Exchange. 3 Engage in preparation during Class Meetings — Find strategies for linking the Exchange to student development. For example, providing advocacy training or tutoring in Spanish. 4 During the trip, engage in a wider array of meaningful activities — this isn’t just a service trip! It’s goal is to expose people to the bigger ideas, a sense of movement! 5 After the trip, have your students process learning and share reflections to the broader Bonner and campus community. You may want to link with blogging, vlogging, videos, and other social media. 6 Consult the detailed Implementation Guide on the Wiki! Exchange Organizing Steps
  21. 21. Third Year Leadership1-14 days! International Service Immersion Trips Cohort experience for some or all Third Years Often raise funds Build on issue knowledge - in broader context Often link with course Campus-wide events
  22. 22. For international immersions Relevant Resources: • International partnerships resources • Curricula - found under Common Commitments and new international curricula • Bonners Abroad Blog - Develop international partner relationships - Partner with Peacework - Utilize international resources on wiki
  23. 23. High-Impact Practice - Undergraduate research - diversity and global learnining Brainstorm 1-14 days! International Service Immersion Trips Cohort experience for some or all Third Years Often raise funds Build on issue knowledge - in broader context Often link with course Campus-wide events
  24. 24. Capstones and Senior Presentations A semester or year project - plus a presentation A chance to connect studies and engagement A high-impact project An engaging presentation for community and campus
  25. 25. Capstones and Senior Presentations Relevant Resources: • Implementation Guide on Senior Presentation and Vocation • Videos that can be found on YouTube - Bonner Network and other Bonner Program channels - The student may initiate a culminating project - Many are developing connections to academic capstones in major or special program
  26. 26. High-Impact Practice capstone Brainstorm A semester or year project - plus a presentation A chance to connect studies and engagement A high-impact project An engaging presentation for community and campus
  27. 27. What’s on your worksheet •Orientation •First Year Trip •Second Year Exchange •Third Year Leadership •Capstone & Senior Presentations

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