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|Date(s)||July 9 - 27, 2012; M-T-W 10a-3p|
|Location(s)||PHS and other|
|Description||Issues of Equality in the East Bay
Instructor: R. Reid
Using both Piedmont High School and Together We Can in West Oakland, a free recreational program run by Oakland Unified, as their "classrooms," students will explore issue of equity and difference between the two. The personal experience of working and playing with urban youth will considered as we discuss articles, watch film clips and listen to excerpts from radio shows. Some of the topics include the educational achievement gap, health disparities, issues of crime and violence and immigration. Time will be divided between PHS and TWC. The ultimate goal of the session is for students to come away with a sense of how they can serve their community and of how this in turn serves them by broadening their perspective and deepening their compassion and tolerance for others in the world around them.
AISCE ("ace") is a service learning program for students entering 9th-12th grades which integrates the needs of the community with classroom exploration and reflection in three 3-week summer sessions.
Each session will offer 15 hours per week of combined class time and community service.
Community service will take place at several locations around the East Bay and will be an extension of the creative, engaging, hands-on curriculum designed for a small learning community led by dynamic Piedmont High School faculty.
Informal seminars led by PHS staff will provide oversight, mentoring and spirited inquiry in small group meetings. These sessions are geared to foster empathy, self-directed learning and critical thinking skills across disciplines as diverse as the social and physical sciences, nutrition, economics, civics, music, arts and literature. A collaborative 'reflection' project will be the culmination of students’ efforts.
Students who participate in this program will develop insight, character, leadership, and social skills while at the same time receiving training on how to work with children of diverse backgrounds with a variety of needs.
For students who wish to take Computer Skills and participate in AISCE, a flexible schedule can be arranged. Please contact AISCE director Ken Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org
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