To assist Springfield and Clark County-area teachers with their classroom planning, tutoring needs and training, students in Wittenberg’s Sociological Perspectives in Education class are developing a unique resource thanks to a grant from the community-based organization Youth As Resources.
Spearheaded by Robert Welker, professor of education and director of Wittenberg’s Teacher Institute, and Alan McEvoy, professor of sociology, who are team-teaching the class, the project will provide teachers in grades K-12 with a one-stop reference guide for accessing Wittenberg’s wide range of services, faculty expertise, resources and networking capabilities.
Forty-seven students from all class years are engaged in the team-based project, and each team must provide at least 10 resources per assigned area. Among the areas being studied are language arts and literature, social studies, math, science, co-curricular arts, and social and emotional learning.
“Students are taking the lead in this project by putting their class learning to work,” Welker said. “They are making connections between the needs of classroom teachers and what the Wittenberg community can contribute.”
The guide is expected to be completed by semester’s end with distribution slated for fall 2006.