Jubilee Jobs

District: Kent Intermediate School District Building: Kent Career Technical Center
Teachers: Joe Lake, Sandra Palmer, Cheryl Hanson, Denise Mahoney
Main Contact: Joe Lake Email: joelake@kentisd.org
Grade Level: 11th – 12th Subject(s): Information Technology
First Trimester:   x Second Trimester:   x Third Trimester: x
First Semester:           Second Semester:           All Year:
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Project Overview

Give a brief overview of the project you are planning.

Students from the second-year Information technology course at KCTC were engaged in an ongoing SLP with Jubilee Jobs of Grand Rapids. Jubilee Jobs is a Workforce Intervention for Successful Employment (W.I.S.E.) program located at the Baxter Community Center. The program assists women and men in poverty, or with histories of substance abuse or incarceration. Components of this holistic approach include job readiness training, stress management, peer group support, and counseling.

 

Effective Practice: MEANINGFUL SERVICE

Service learning actively engages participants in meaningful and personally relevant service activities.

What community need will you address and how did you determine the need?

Jubilee Jobs was in dire need of a way to get their clientele up-to-speed on computers technology, productivity applications, and the use of those programs to create their employability documents, like resume’s and cover letters.

What service will you provide to address the need?

The KCTC students designed the networking infrastructure, installed their server and maintain the system.

 

Effective Practice: LINK TO CURRICULUM

Service learning is intentionally used as an instructional strategy to meet learning goals and/or content standards.

How is this project related to your curriculum?

Project provided students with an opportunity to demonstrate academic and employability skills in a real work setting:

Students demonstrated curriculum outcomes:
1. Develop networking systems
2. Install servers
3. Maintain servers
4. Provide server security and protection
5. Instruct end users on the program application
6. Instruct end users on security and protection

What are the educational goals?

The KCTC students designed the networking infrastructure, installed their server and maintain same. This multi-week install project has been followed up with student maintaining their server, and providing their administrators with training on application rollout, security and protection.
1. Students met career technical center course requirements
2. Students demonstrated language arts skills by verbally communicating with partners and providing instruction to partners
3. Students utilized math skills throughout the project by calculating the capacity of the requirements of the network infrastructure and server

 

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Strand: 11-12 ELA: Reading Informational Text
TLW: Demonstrate an integration of knowledge and ideas to understand the informational text selection.  (Gist: Integration of Knowledge and Ideas – Informational Text)

Strand: 11-12 ELA: Language
TLW: Acquire and use accurately general academic and domain specific words and phrases, sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression.  (Gist: Vocabulary Acquisition and Use)

Additional State Standards and Benchmarks

List standards and benchmarks met by this project.

Standard: Alg1: (Algebra and Functions)
TLW: Add, subtract, multiply, and divide polynomials, and factor algebraic expressions (using greatest common factor, grouping, differences of squares and cubes, and factorable trinomials). (Instructional Sequence 3)

 

Effective Practice: REFLECTION

Service learning incorporates multiple challenging reflection activities that are ongoing and that prompt deep thinking and analysis about oneself and one’s relationship to society.

What form(s) of reflection will you use with the students to help them identify what they have learned and accomplished?

We will take pictures and then put them into a PowerPoint to review where we started, and how we ended. This is especially important because of the personal growth over the school year.

Students will present at the Service learning showcase how they were able to help those in their community.

 

Effective Practice: DIVERSITY

Service learning promotes understanding of diversity and mutual respect among all participants.

What types of diverse perspectives and experiences will be explored as part of your project?

(i.e.: cultural, generational, abilities/disabilities, learning styles, etc)

We will study food from different cultures, learning special preparation techniques and ingredients that are common in each one.

 

Effective Practice: YOUTH VOICE

Service learning provides youth with a strong voice in planning, implementing, and evaluating service learning experiences with guidance from adults.

How will students gain ownership of the project?

Students demonstrate leadership working with adults and using skills which the adults do not possess.

 

Effective Practice: RECIPROCAL PARTNERSHIPS

Service learning partnerships are collaborative, mutually beneficial, and address community needs.

Who will you partner with for this project?

Jubilee Jobs is a Workforce Intervention for Successful Employment (W.I.S.E.) program located at the Baxter Community Center

How will students benefit from this partnership?

Students applied employability skills in a real world work place

How will the partner benefit from this collaboration?

The partner met their need for improved technology services

 

Effective Practice: PROGRESS MONITORING

Service learning engages participants in an ongoing process to assess the quality of implementation and progress toward meeting specified goals, and uses results for improvement and sustainability.

How will you assess the student learning goals?

Students documented their ability to use their technical, language arts and math skills.

How will you assess your service goals?

Students documented the improvements in the partner’s computer technology system

 

Effective Practice: DURATION AND INTENSITY

Service learning has sufficient duration and intensity to address community needs and meet specified outcomes.

How will you prepare students for this experience?

Students developed technology skills in the first year of the program.

Students used their skills in the service project in the second year of the program.

A multi week Project Based Learning program

What are some sample possible activities students might do as part of this project?

1. Develop networking systems
2. Install servers
3. Maintain servers
4. Provide server security and protection
5. Instruct end users on the program application
6. Instruct end users on security and protection