Education/Literacy

Technology-Based Spanish Curriculum (Shanica Charles 05-06)

Member Name: Shanica Charles

Service Site: Greenwood Shalom After-School Program @ Greenwood United Methodist Church

Project Description:

For her 2005-06 replicable project, Shanica Charles developed a curriculum for teaching basic Spanish to elementary and middle-school students using primarily Web-based resources. This presentation describes her methodology and lists the main sites which she found helpful.

The Basic Computer Handbook (Ed Smith 05-06)

Member Name: Ed Smith

Project Description:

For his 2005-06 replicable project, Ed Smith revised a computer course handbook he had created. The handbook provides an introduction to MS Word, Excel, WordPad, Notepad, and Paint, as well as email, the Internet & general tuning up of the computer. This presentation describes the principles that guided him during the revision process.

Poetry Mini-Lesson (Shanica Charles 04-05)

Member Name: Shanica Charles

Service Site: Greenwood Shalom After-School Program @ Greenwood United Methodist Church

Location: Dorchester, MA

Lesson Description:

This lesson plan from Shanica Charles' 2004-05 replicable project illustrates how to use computers and the Internet in a lesson on poetry. It is adaptable to both early primary and late primary/middle school students.

Improving Literacy Skills in the Early Primary Grades (Jennifer Hicks 04-05)

Member Name: Jennifer Hicks

Service Site: Central City Community Outreach

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Project Description:

PREParations Multimedia Computer Club Curriculum (Ali McCracken 05-06)

Use Photoshop, ACIDMusic, FrontPage, Publisher, and Flash to introduce youth to multimedia production.

Member Name: Ali McCracken

Service Site: PREP Computer Center

Location: Dorchester, MA

Project Focus:

This 90+ page curriculum is an excellent resource for anyone wishing to teach pre-teens and younger teens about multimedia production on the computer, using well-known programs such as Adobe Photoshop, ACIDMusic, Microsoft FrontPage, Microsoft Publisher, and Flash.

Responsibilities of Tutors (Catherine Moore 05-06)

Member Name: Catherine Moore

Service Site: Twelfth Baptist Church

Location: Roxbury, MA

Project Focus:

In this presentation, Catherine Moore briefly goes over the responsibilities of tutors at an after-school program and describes how they fit into the "big picture" of program services.

Creating a Policy & Procedure Manual for HERC Mentoring Program (Alphonso Westley 05-06)

Member Name: Alphonso Westley

Service Site: Boston HERC

Location: Roxbury, MA

Project Focus:

In this project, Alphonso Westley describes the way in which he formalized many of the procedures already in place at the Boston HERC so that there would be less confusion when staff transition occurs. He lists the documents which a good policy manual should occur, and also stresses that it is important to write a formal mission statement to define your organizational vision.

Boston HERC Peer Mentor Program Plan (Alphonso Westley 06-07)

Member Name: Alphonso Westley

Service Site: Boston HERC

Location: Roxbury, MA

Project Focus:

TechMission Computer Curriculum Digital Divide Training Manual

In this section, you will find instructor's guides, course syllabi, lesson plans, and exercises for the computer classes developed by TechMission. These materials may also be downloaded.

My Final Year: Program Startup at Roxbury Presbyterian (Catherine Moore 06-07)

Member Name: Catherine Moore

Service Site: Roxbury Presbyterian Church Social Impact Center

Site Location: Roxbury, MA

Project Focus:

In this project, Catherine Moore addresses issues related to starting a new program, describing both the positive experiences and the challenges that she faced.

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