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Graduate students create resource guide for Gwinnett school

Graduate students (Carolyn Kopot, Nina Cleveland, Nick Cochran, and Nicole Lynn-Bell) in GRSC 7870S with OSL associate director Paul Matthews, receiving a certificate of appreciation from Nicole D’Antonio of the Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology.

During spring semester 2017, associate director Paul Matthews and graduate assistant Brittany Anderson of the Office of Service-Learning and graduate students from four different departments worked with the Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science and Technology to create and deliver a teacher and student resource guide on service-learning. The school is adding a service-learning option for its 11th grade internship program, and in fall 2017 will pilot a course that allows juniors to experience with real-world, STEM-related issues.

The graduate course developed resources, including themed sets of academic and popular readings, videos, activities, reflections and a list of community partner organizations, around 16 community issue areas. The Office of Service-Learning also drafted sample pacing guides, assessment and reflection activities, and service-learning best practice resources for the school.

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