Each school, because of government mandate, has to provide services for exceptional students. The textbook Human Diversity in Education defines exceptional students as “those eligible for special educational services” (Cushner, McClelland & Safford, 2011). There are several categories for exceptional student but they all fall under the Ability/Disability continuum. Some of the categories for exceptional students are the: intellectually gifted, specific learning disability, emotionally handicapped, hearing impaired, visually impaired, mentally handicapped, and physically handicapped. In this paper the specific type of students that will be discussed, fall under the disabled side of the continuum. As one can see from the list above there
I have had the opportunity to volunteer for the All Major Career Fair. I have volunteered many times before, but never had the opportunity to do a career fair. I have found through the experience that I need to volunteer more often. Before I volunteered for this career fair, I have not volunteered in a while. Whenever the Kennesaw State has another career fair I will definitely take the time out to volunteer on my own.
Participating in this service learning writing assignment, Dortha Bare, Jordan Felver, my partner, and I all seemed excited but also nervous of meeting each other. Jordan and I had prepared our questions and assignment thoroughly. Our motivations seemed confident and well prepared in retrieving answers and getting to know Dortha that day. Incentive approaches to motivation are theories suggesting that motivation stems from the desire to attain external rewards, known as incentives (Feldman, 289). For example, grades, money, affection, and food are incentives. I believe this is the method that we used to obtain a new friendship with Dortha and to receive a college grade. Intrinsic motivation causes us to participate in an activity for our own
For my Service Learning project I volunteered at Larsa Banquet Hall as a server for a youth group dinner production. I refilled water pitchers, collected dirty plates and helped clean. I also volunteered for the Turlock High School play and was given the job of box office manager. I gave up my lunch period for three weeks to go sit in the PA building and sell tickets. I then had to go to all eight shows an hour early to sell tickets before house opens and stay and help sell concessions, and then after the show was over I would have to help clean up. I like to believe that both the events I volunteered for helped benefit the community by providing entertainment. They both made people laugh and whenever people left either event, they all had a smile on their face. Almost everyone I talked to after the play told me how good the cast did and asked when the next production would be. It was satisfying knowing that I had a part in these people’s happiness, even though it was a very small part.
The topic for the Service Learning Project which I have selected to write about is about The Spinal and Thoracic Treatment and Research (STTAR) Center at the Children’s Hospital of San Antonio, which conducts research related to the function of a child's spine and chest. I will accomplish this SLP by focusing on four key areas. Those areas are as follows: the establishment of the learning outcome of the SLP, the mechanics of the SLP, the community relationships resulting from the SLP, and the personal effects of the SLP. An analysis of these areas will reveal how The Spinal and Thoracic Treatment and Research (STTAR) Center at the Children’s Hospital of San Antonio conducts clinical studies that analyze the chest in unique and unprecedented
I have learned many things about community service. To start off, I learned that volunteering not only makes people benefiting from the service happy, but it can also be fun for the people volunteering. Volunteering at the boo bash was a fun experience and I might volunteer again next year. Also, I learned that volunteers are very important. There are many events that occur in communities that need volunteers. Volunteering is important, but it can also be fun.
I had a little trouble getting assigned an individual to work with for service learning, but after communicating with the coordinator of service learning, I was able to be paired with someone. I have sat and talked a lot with the resident I am working with. We have talked about personal life experiences and her everyday life. As the resident began to open up to me she had mentioned that just prior to moving into The Hope House in January, she had gotten out of a marriage. She stated “I was unhappy the whole time I was in this marriage.” She didn’t go into much more detail. I began to be curious as to why she was so unhappy in the marriage and I felt sad for her. We continued talking and she said “I didn’t know it at the time, but I was really depressed while I was in that marriage.” The resident explained to me that she didn’t know she was actually in a depressive state until she had been coming out of it, here at The Hope
I have been a part of different activities for my community service. I have helped with feeding the homeless with IHS HOSA. We went to Costco to buy items to make spaghetti, salad, and desserts. The day before we went to feed the homeless, we made all of the food. Then the day of, we prepared the food to put into containers, and loaded everything into our cars. We drove all around El Centro, parks, Main St., and outside of well known stores such as Target, and stopped whenever we saw someone less fortunate walking.
In this paper, I discuss the experience I have gained from my service learning, along
Finding an organization for service learning is not hard. There are more than a handful in the Wichita area, the hard part is deciding which one to get involved with. I decided to do my service learning in my hometown of Belle Plaine at the annual Tulip Time Festival.
The service learning project that I participated in made me realize so many things about other people and myself. I gained skills in some areas that I would never expect myself to improve on and it motivated me to continue to improve on those skills. It has taught me that trying something new isn’t always a bad thing. It can actually open many opportunities and make you have new hobbies. This service learning was a huge success to my community and myself. Before I started the service I wasn’t so sure about it because it wasn’t something that I imagined myself doing. As I participated in the service and realized how fun it actually was, it made me change my whole opinion on it. I don’t regret taking part in this service because I feel more motivated, people were able to fight for what they wanted.
In her article entitled " Using service learning to teach classic learning theories ", Sheafer (2014) tells us about a research project of a psychology course at the LeTourneau University which required 19 enrolled students to participate in service learning assignment. Service learning is an educational approach that contributes to the learning of students through involving them in providing an organized voluntary services to the community. The project aims at letting students see empirically verified service learning concepts and related learning theories in actions and reflect on their experience with applying them to real life situations. The project included a three-hour community service followed by a survey of services provided as well
Volunteering has further helped me to become the person I am today. It has allowed me to learn from people both older and younger than me widening my knowledge of the
Service Learning is a teaching and learning service that connects the classroom and community. It engages students in projects that benefit the community as well as themselves. My service learning project was volunteering at a dance theater production. This production took place at the Murray Arts Center in Kennesaw, Georgia, on Sunday, November 22.
Describe the types of activities that you participated in, tasks completed, etc.- While volunteering at good life I was in charge with the help of the other volunteers and paid staff to look after and promote the importance of healthy active living with members children. I helped run games and activities to promote physical activity with the children from ages 6 months to 12 years of age. I was also able to assist with the in take of children and filling out the necessary paper work for the children to be dropped off. I was also in charge of helping clean up and assist in the maintence of the jump room like sweeping and sanitizing toys. While volunteering for Saint Vincent’s place myself and two of my classmates participated in the coldest night of the year. We worked together to raise money for the 5km walk that we participated in.