In the 2011-12 school year, I designed and facilitated the King County Youth Engagement Practitioners Cadre for Seattle Public Schools in partnership with Kyla Lackie of SOAR in Seattle. This included facilitating 28 hours of professional learning community activities for 25 diverse King County youth workers, developing curriculum, providing reports, and presenting findings at conferences.
In summer 2012, I provided technical assistance and contract supervision for the Seattle Youth Media Camp. This two-week course included 80+ hours of instruction for 20 students of color from a low-performing high school. They produced a video and received credit from their school for attending.
In 2012-13, I again partnered in designing and facilitating the Cadre. Additionally, I presented on the Cadre and the Zone in several settings, including the National Service Learning Conference in Denver, Colorado in March 2013.
All activities were funded through the Corporation for Community and National Service Youth Engagement Zone grant to Seattle Public Schools, operated by Service Learning Seattle. SOAR is the King County collaborative for children and youth.
In addition to facilitation, I edited the summary publication of the Cadre, The King County Youth Engagement Handbook, and sat on the Service Learning Seattle Advisory Board.
From 2010 through 2013, Adam contracted with Educational Service District 123 in Pasco, Washington to provide a series of trainings focused on integrating Meaningful Student Involvement into 21st Century Community Learning Centers programs.
More than 40 participants attended almost 48 hours of professional development throughout three years. Topics covered included student-adult partnerships, the Cycle of Engagement, my Frameworks for Meaningful Student Involvement, and more.
Adam also introduced a new component to each of the training events focused on personal engagement in schools, and how each individual participants’ perception of schools affects how they interact with learners. Each participant made plans for action, and were provided consultation throughout the year.
From 2012 to 2013, Adam provided 20+ hours of professional development for 20 sites from this program to facilitate the SoundOut Student Voice Curriculum. Participants learned to facilitate learning and projects focused on Meaningful Student Involvement for participants, and used the curriculum at their discretion.
Educational Opportunity Center, Clarkston, Washington
New Horizons Alternative High School, Pasco, Washington
Prosser Falls Alternative High School, Prosser, Washington
River’s Edge Alternative High School, Richland Washington
John Sager Middle School & Meadowbrook Intermediate School, College Place, Washington
Dayton Elementary School & Dayton Middle School, Dayton, Washington
Finley Middle School, Finley, Washington
Kiona-Benton Middle School, Benton City, Washington
Robert L. Olds Junior High School, Connell, Washington