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Internship Project

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  • 1. Internship Project: Summer Enrichment Program For Northwest School Of Innovative Learning (NWSOIL) Tacoma, WA By Janna George
  • 2. Agenda
    • Overview
      • Objectives
      • Activities
      • Stakeholders
    • Reflection on Learning
    • Project Merits
  • 3. Project Overview
    • 8-week program from July 6 th through August 24 th
      • Students will have a variety of programs, both academic and entertaining, throughout the summer
      • Students will have outings/field trips, special presentations and guests, and interactive lessons and activities
      • Students will get both academic and therapeutic treatment tailored to the each student’s needs and according to their IEPs
  • 4. Project Overview Continued
    • K-12 students (40)
      • All Special Education with IEPs, Behavior Intervention Plans and Functional Behavior Assessments
    • Staff comprised of teachers (6), Behavior Intervention Specialists (4), Educational Assistants (2), Therapists (1), and Program Supervisor (me)
  • 5. Objectives
    • To provide students with IEPs a unique program with both therapeutic and academic support
    • To broaden the range of student experiences with a variety of activities
    • To improve the school’s ability to address students’ needs
    • To work with a variety of local organizations to improve community awareness and connection with the school
    • To give back to the community by having older students participate in community service
  • 6. Activities
    • Week 1: Initial assessments and baseline testing
    • Week 2: “Animal Week”: animal reports, Reptile Guy, trips to Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium and Woodland Park/Zoo
    • Week 3: “Nature Week”: visit NWTrek, Tacoma Nature Center, farmers market
    • Week 4: “Community Week”: visit Nisqually Living History Museum, Brown & Haleys (Almond Roca), The Rock Pizza, Fire Station, Goodwill
  • 7. Activities Continued
    • Week 5: “Science Week”: geologist, science experiments in classes, visit Pacific Science Center
    • Week 6: “Active Week”: rock climbing, mini-golfing, hiking trails, visit the sports museum
    • Week 7: “World Travel Week”: country reports, classroom decorations of countries, food exploration, etc.
    • Week 8: “Arts/Theatre Week”: Theatre workshops, visit Tacoma Art Museum, Children’s Art Museum, Artist exploring with student activities
  • 8. Stakeholders
    • Staff, parents and students
    • Public School Districts
    • Local community organizations and residents
    • Fairfax Hospital (NWSOIL parent company)
  • 9. Meeting ELCC Standards Standard How my project will be implemented through this standard 1.0: 1.2, 1.3, 1.5 I will be facilitating the development and implementation of our school vision of learning supported by our school community and having community involvement in the enrichment program 2.0: 2.1, 2.2, 2.3 I will be promoting a positive school culture to students, districts and parents, providing an effective instructional program, and applying best practices for student learning 3.0: 3.1, 3.2, 3.3 I will be managing our organization, operations, and resources in a way that will promote a safe, efficient and effective learning environment. I am committed to managing the program and its resources which is aligned with the school vision. 4.0: 4.1, 4.2, 4.3 I will use collaboration with families and learning community members and respond to the diverse community interests and needs by involving a diverse group of people to support the program 5.0: 5.1, 5.2, 5.3 I will be acting ethically and with integrity and fairness throughout the program to help students gain their maximum potential in alignment with our school mission. 6.0: 6.1, 6.2, 6.3 I will be evaluating and responding to the influences of the larger political, social, economic, legal and cultural context in order to support student learning and advocate for them to ensure a positive learning environment for all students.
  • 10. Reflection on Learning Challenges/Problems Outcomes Understanding a new environment for building a program Working with individuals to find out more about the program and school vision Understanding the dynamic relationship with districts and the local community Collaboratively work with with districts and communities to build the most effective student learning and support program Understanding the budget constraints with districts and how many students they will support funding for to attend summer program Working with the districts to give them support in writing into student IEP’s to make sure students get the funding for ESY (extended school year) if necessary Potential for staff changes Ensuring staff flexibility and commitment in order to support program needs
  • 11. Project Merits
    • This project will enable our learning community to provide a broader range of experiences for our students, which will ultimately improve their performance in school
    • Parents will see and appreciate the additional support that we are providing to their children on an ongoing basis
    • Teachers feel invested in the program given their involvement in the planning process and will enjoy being able to implement a summer program rather than trying to create one at the time from week to week
    • Districts will feel that we are fully supporting their students by providing a variety of continuing educational and therapeutic programs