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GISES PRACTICUM
Agenda
 Go over agenda
 GISES Requirements
 FAQs
 The Practicum
 Structure
 Style
 Submitting
 Timeline
GISES Requirements
 Have a Partner
 Incorporate ICT Organically
 Do a Substantial Project (~1 quarter full-time
work)
...
Have a Partner
 GISES projects must be done with a willing
organization (Nonprofit, NGO, public
institution, civil societ...
ICT
 ICT component of project must be appropriate
and organic to the issues being addressed
 Not tacked on
 Of a level ...
Do a Project
 No Brainer
 You must actually implement a project
 Your project may change significantly from
your expect...
Your experience put to words
A handbook for future students
An Item in your portfolio
Project Practicum
What is the Practicum?
 A natural history of your project
 What you did to establish it, prepare for it, do
it, and eval...
What Style Should I Write In?
 More like an ethnography than an essay
 Your project is a story, tell us your story
 Sho...
Structure
 Front Matter
 Personal info, partner info, project vitals
 Project Narrative
 Research and Preparation
 Im...
Don’t wait until week 10
Timeline
Timeline
 Week 1: Attend Orientation
 Week 1-2: Await approval, add SOCY196G
 Week 5 : Submit rough draft to Chris for ...
Tips for Success
 Start now
 Seek help from staff
 They are more than happy to help brainstorm and
outline
 Look at pa...
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Gises Orientation

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Gises Orientation

  1. 1. GISES PRACTICUM
  2. 2. Agenda  Go over agenda  GISES Requirements  FAQs  The Practicum  Structure  Style  Submitting  Timeline
  3. 3. GISES Requirements  Have a Partner  Incorporate ICT Organically  Do a Substantial Project (~1 quarter full-time work)  This includes learning time, prep time, coordination, implementation, evaluation, etc.  You’d be surprised just how long you spend on a project
  4. 4. Have a Partner  GISES projects must be done with a willing organization (Nonprofit, NGO, public institution, civil society group, etc.)  Must prove cooperation  Exceptions are possible for exceptional independent innovations or enterprises
  5. 5. ICT  ICT component of project must be appropriate and organic to the issues being addressed  Not tacked on  Of a level of sophistication on par with tech labs above single technologies taught in Tech Essentials  Does NOT mean you must use any tech you learned in EP tech labs
  6. 6. Do a Project  No Brainer  You must actually implement a project  Your project may change significantly from your expectations during implementation, but you need to do one  Should be the equivalent of a quarter-long full- time internship
  7. 7. Your experience put to words A handbook for future students An Item in your portfolio Project Practicum
  8. 8. What is the Practicum?  A natural history of your project  What you did to establish it, prepare for it, do it, and evaluate it  A future student could use it to replicate your project
  9. 9. What Style Should I Write In?  More like an ethnography than an essay  Your project is a story, tell us your story  Should be proofread and checked for clarity extensively
  10. 10. Structure  Front Matter  Personal info, partner info, project vitals  Project Narrative  Research and Preparation  Implementation and Evaluation  Appendices  Original Proposal  Any important docs  Lessons, correspondences, promo materials, etc.
  11. 11. Don’t wait until week 10 Timeline
  12. 12. Timeline  Week 1: Attend Orientation  Week 1-2: Await approval, add SOCY196G  Week 5 : Submit rough draft to Chris for review  Rough draft should be far past the outline stage  Finals Week: Submit final package to gises.everettprogram.org/submit  See Practicum Guidelines or GISES website: http://gises.everettprogram.org/
  13. 13. Tips for Success  Start now  Seek help from staff  They are more than happy to help brainstorm and outline  Look at past practicums on GISES site  Set aside 4 hours a week to work on this  You get 5 units for a reason

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