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EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING Office of Career and Technical Innovations WVDE
Why? “Too many (students) can’s see a clear, transparent connection between their program of study and tangible opportunities in the labor market.” - Pathways to Prosperity Project Harvard Graduate School of Education, February 2011
WEBINAR OBJECTIVES • Discuss components of Experiential Learning Guide. • Discuss health and safety issues that impact student experiences. • Review the procedure for maintaining student records on WVEIS on the Web. • Network and share “Best Practices” for quality experiential learning.
A Walk Through the Guidehttp://wvde.state.wv.us/hstw/ExperientialLearning.html • Table of Contents and navigation • Work-Based Learning • Service-Based Learning • Community-Based Learning • Research-Based Learning • Websites; Resources; Appendices
Health and Safety • Ensure a safe environment • Obtain approval – BOE and parents • Verify health insurance coverage • Complete Certificates of Liability Insurance WV Board of Risk and Insurance Management Tonia Pugh 1.800.345.4669 http://www.state.wv.us/brim/ http://tinyurl.com/7vro6ns
Quality Work-Based Learning • Must occur at the work site • Includes a training agreement and plan • Gives opportunity to learn “all aspects of an industry” • Provides student a workplace mentor/supervisor for ongoing support
Quality Work-Based Learning Indicators2010 HSTW Assessment Students reported: • they observed workers performing job • had someone to teach them how to do the work • they received credit for work experience • employers encouraged development of good work habits • employers encouraged them in academic studies • employers encouraged development of customer relations skills • employers encouraged development of teamwork skills • employers showed them how to use communication skills in job-related activities • employers showed them how to use mathematics in job-related activities
Policy and Procedure • Experiential Learning Policy should include: • County goals for EL • Number of hours required • Effective date/revision date • Experiential Learning Procedures should include: • EL categories available • Responsibilities of all parties (i.e., county; school) • How credit will be awarded (i.e., graduation credit vs. “checked off”) • How often policy will be reviewed
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