Date: Saturday, September 20, 2014, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Springfield Renaissance School, 1170 Carew Street
Springfield Bound is a day-long orientation for students who will be working or volunteering in Springfield. Learn about the rich history and all the neighborhoods that make up this great city where people work and play. Lunch will be provided; bus transportation from Smith is available at 8:30 a.m., returning to campus at 4:30 p.m.
For information and registration: See Event Flyer. Refer to https://fivecolleges.edu/cbl/springfieldbound. ONLINE PRE-REGISTRATION BY SEPTEMBER 15 IS REQUIRED.
Date: Saturday, September 27, 2014, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Dean Technical High School, 1045 Main Street
Holyoke Bound is a day-long orientation for students who will be working or volunteering in Holyoke. Learn about the rich history and community in Holyoke through interactive workshops, panel discussions, and a cultural performance. The program theme for Fall 2014 Holyoke Bound is Education and Literacy. Lunch will be provided; transportation from Smith is available by arrangement with the Center for Community Collaboration (firstname.lastname@example.org).
For information and registration: Refer to https://fivecolleges.edu/cbl/holyokebound. ONLINE PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.
New: Community Engagement Field Guide!
Internship Reflection Series
Dates: September 15, 22, 29, October 6, 5 to 6 p.m.
Location: CCC, Wright Hall 013 (lower level)
The CCC and the Wurtele Center for Work and Life present the Fall 2014 Community Engagement Internship Reflection Series for any students who have recently completed internships in the U.S. or abroad. During the sessions, you will engage in reflection and conversation about meaningful learning moments and receive guidance in writing a short reflective essay (500-700 words). Students have made use of this kind of writing in graduate school applications, job interviews, and newsletters--and you will likely find additional uses for it. Now that you've unpacked your bags, unpack your experience and discover what you learned!
Registration REQUIRED: Click here to register.
"Be A Better Tutor" Training
Dates: September 15, 23, 29, and October 6, 21, 27
Location: Dewey Common Room
The CCC is offering the Fall 2014 "Be A Better Tutor" Program, to enhance the skills of Smith students working (or planning to work) as tutors/mentors in area schools and after-school programs. Local educat ors will offer six lunchtime workshops that will focus on tutoring strategies and techniques. Students may attend one or more of the workshops; lunch will be provided.
Registration REQUIRED: Click here to register.
2015 Interterm Science Teaching Opportunities
Dates: Interterm--January 12-16, 2015
Location: Public schools in the Northampton area
Description: In January 2015, the Center for Science Outreach and the Life Science Centers of Smith College will each offer a hands-on experiential learning opportunity for Smith students interested in exploring science teaching and helping our local schools enhance their science offerings. If you have ever wondered about what it would be like to teach in the sciences, these two opportunities offer a good way to find out without a heavy investment of time. There will be several preliminary planning meetings during the fall, followed by a week of preparation and teaching during the Interterm week of January 12-16, 2015. There will be up to ten positions in each program; there is a stipend for participants.
In the Science Teaching Fellowship, you can expect to develop and research your own science lesson to fill a need identified by a local teacher, and then implement that lesson in one or more classes.
In the Interterm High School Science Teaching Internship, you can expect to develop and teach an established lesson plan in a high school biology class.
There will be an informational meeting about these two programs on Thursday, September 18, from noon to 1 p.m. in McConnell B-15. Lunch will be provided.
For information: A poster on both programs may be found here. Inquiries about the Fellowship may be directed to Tom Gralinski at extension 3932 or email@example.com to make an appointment, or visit Sabin-Reed 130.
For more information on the Internship, contact LouAnn Bierwert at extension 3832, firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit Ford 215.
To apply: The application for both programs may be found here. The application deadline is 9/26/14.
Community Engagement and Social Change (CESC) Concentration
The CCC invites students to find out
about the concentration in "Community Engagement and Social Change." This
concentration will help you link what you are learning in the classroom to the
needs and interests of communities locally and around the globe, and make a
difference with your Smith education. Please inquire early!
For information: Refer to smith.edu/ccc/concentration