Introduction to the Host Setting<br />Service learning Blog<br />www.UCFKindKids.blogspot.com<br />Service-learning engagement for elementary school students<br /><ul><li>UCP College Transition Program. </li></li></ul><li>Engagement Activities<br />Service learning needs and interests of elementary students<br />Project consists of a series of 5 Weeks<br />Weekly group meetings<br />Thank you Dr. Hines!<br />
Participant Demographics<br />Due to the nature of our presentation, we did not serve a specific organization, but rather focused on creating a blog that would appeal to elementary students of any background. <br />
<ul><li> Excited about embarking on our project
Each member used their strengths to enhance project
Perceptions broadened thanks to the help of our peer facilitator
The greatest creating a project suiting younger learners' interest, interactive needs, and age levelwhile encouraging them to be enthusiastic about service learning</li></ul>Perception of Differences<br />
Connections to the Course<br />Three course topics that we understand better are:<br /> “Postsecondary Service Options,” <br />“Challenges of Adolescence” <br /> “Leisure Education for Positive Leisure Life-Styles.” <br /><ul><li>Postsecondary Options includes the concept of individuals with disabilities transitioning to independence after high school
Challenges of adolescence includes students needing to feel accepted in the classroom and community
Leisure Education encompasses activities that students enjoy</li></li></ul><li>As we worked with our peer facilitator, we saw that he already transitioned into the college environment and had faced many challenges throughout his life. These challenges helped him to learn about social aspects of his life in various ways. Also, the blog that we created could be a form of a “leisure activity <br />EEX 3243<br />for the students that we wanted to present the blog to since it is not only educational, but provides an outlet for student learning via the internet in a fun and creative way. Throughout our future profession, we hope to be able to aid our students with disabilities in a smooth transition from elementary or middle school to high school, college, and beyond. (Schloss, Schloss, & Schloss, 2007). <br />
Final Thoughts<br />Pleased with the efforts that we gave in the blog project <br />We would have loved to be able to present our blog to students<br /><ul><li>If we did a blog in the future
We would love to meet with the young learners in person
Participate in some service learning activities
Give students updates via skype</li></li></ul><li>Visit Our Blog<br />www.UCFKindKids.blogspot.com<br />
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