The bedrocks of aCornerstone Activities developmental program experience
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
Capstones and Senior Presentations-an opportunity to integrative thinking and doing - ata site and often connected to student’s courseworkThird Year Leadership - anopportunity to apply initiative on a project(i.e., international trip, campus-wide event,community event)Second Year Exchange -the sense of a national movementand connections across campusesFirst Year Trip - newcontext for service & learning (i.e.,poverty in campus and distant place)Orientation - pre-college How Cornerstonesimmersion provides a sense ofcommunity and a foundation forsuccess build the foundation
Bonner Program Personal Expectations Exploration SEnse ofInspiration Bonner CommunitySense of place -campus andcommunity Orientation
Sense of place - campus andcommunity Craft Your AgendaInspirationBonner Program ExpectationsPersonal ExplorationSEnse of BonnerCommunity High-Impact Practice Link to First Year Experience, Course, or Seminar?
1. Sense of place - campus and community - Overview of campus and service center - Overview of local community by partners - Short Service Project TextRelevant 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
2. Inspiration - Stories by other Bonners, Partners, and Alumni - Visionary Speakers, Videos, and Ideas - A chance to get connected to why we do thisRelevant 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
3. Bonner Program Expectations - Reviewing Your Handbook and Expectations - The Developmental Model - Five E’s - Presentations by Seniors and Bonner Lead Team - Personal Development PlansRelevant 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
4. Personal Exploration - Engaging Workshops and activities that provide students with a chance to reflect and share - Physical Challenge Courses - Service Projects and ReflectionRelevant 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
5. Sense of Bonner Community - Respect - Food - Fun! - Laughs - Music - Bonner LoveRelevantResources:• You• Your students• Your partners• Your meals• Talent shows, bonﬁres, hikes, staying somewhere together• The B-Love Videos!
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
Cohort experience for Somewhere frosh and new Bonners out of local context Use Bonner Funds Provide a chance to delve into an issue - like poverty or immigration3-7 days First Year Trip- - open hearts, minds, and heads
Cohort experience for froshand new Bonners Craft Your TripSomewhere out of local contextProvide a chance to delve into anissue like poverty3-7 days Use Bonner Funds High-Impact Practice Link to course such as FYE for preparation or learning community
Picking a Place• 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 Need help? Talk to a Foundation staff member to connect you with another school or partner
Trips contain amix of activities 10% 10% Yes, it all counts for hours! 10% 60% 10%Service or Meaningful Action*Culture &and HistoryCommunity and Team BuildingEducation, Reflection &and Discussion - meetings with issue expertsLearning about the Organizations & Issues
Trip Organizing Steps1 Find a destination in a region different from your campus; identify strong partners2 Designate roles and responsibilities for Bonners (frosh and leaders) to plan and implement the trip3 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 activities5 After the trip,have your students process learning and share reflections to your Bonner team or even the campus6 Consult the detailed Implementation Guide on the Wiki!
Pair up with 1 or more other Bonner Programs or Delve deeper into an schools - cluster issue - like poverty - adding advocacy/Cohort experience policy dimensionfor second years Can also useUse Bonner IMPACT orFunds other national conference! 2-5 days Second Year Exchange
Cohort experience for second yearsPair up with 1 or more other Bonner BrainstormPrograms or other schools - clusterDelve deeper into an issue - likepoverty - adding advocacy/policydimension2-5 daysUse Bonner FundsCan also use IMPACT or othernational conference! High-Impact Practice Link to service learning course or learning community
Pair up with 1 or more other Bonner Programs or Delve deeper into an other schools - cluster issue - like poverty - adding advocacy/Cohort experience policy dimensionfor second years Can also useUse Bonner IMPACT orFunds other national conference! 2-5 days Second Year Exchange - inspire with a sense of a movement
Exchange Organizing Steps1 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. Engage in preparation during Class Meetings — Find strategies for linking the3 Exchange to student development. For example, providing advocacy training or tutoring in Spanish. During the trip, engage in a wider array of meaningful activities — this isn’t4 just a service trip! It’s goal is to expose people to the bigger ideas, a sense of movement! After the trip, have your students process learning and share reflections to5 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!
International Service Build on issue Immersion Trips knowledge - in broader contextCohort experiencefor some or all Campus-wide eventsThird YearsOften raise Often linkfunds with course 1-14 days! Third Year Leadership
For international immersions - Develop international partner relationships - Partner with Peacework - Utilize international resources on wikiRelevant Resources:• International partnerships resources• Curricula - found under Common Commitments and new international curricula• Bonners Abroad Blog
Build on issue knowledge - inbroader contextCampus-wide events BrainstormInternational Service Immersion TripsCohort experience for some or allThird YearsOften link with courseOften raise funds1-14 days! High-Impact Practice - Undergraduate research - diversity and global learnining
A chance to connect studies and engagementA semester oryear project - A high-impactplus a presentation project An engaging presentation for community and campus Capstones and Senior Presentations
Capstones and Senior Presentations- The student may initiate a culminating project- Many are developing connections to academiccapstones in major or special programRelevant Resources:• Implementation Guide on Senior Presentation and Vocation• Videos that can be found on YouTube - Bonner Network and other Bonner Program channels
BrainstormA semester or year project -plus a presentationA chance to connect studies andengagementA high-impact projectAn engaging presentation forcommunity and campus High-Impact Practice capstone
What’s on your worksheet•Orientation•First Year Trip•Second Year Exchange•Third Year Leadership•Capstone & Senior Presentations