Course 3: Final Project
Background: For the past few months, my fellow elementary school counselor Steve, grade 5 teacher Tracey and I have been working on a site to supplement, compliment and support our 1:1 program in grade 5. One of our goals was to create closer communication with parents. Though this school year inagurates and kicks off the grade 5 1:1 program, parents have received little information about it beyond the usual parents’ day presentation, and another brief workshop in September. We’ve left parents too much in the dark, and we wanted to do something about it.
Process: At the beginning we were struck by the lack of a systematic approach to our 1:1 program, which starts in grade 5, diverges in middle school and diverges further in high school. So we decided on a site strictly for the grade 5 students and their parents . This school year we started meeting faithfully on early dismissal days (about twice a month), and worked on the site for about an hour each time. In between meetings we would research, and share what we found.
Result: Here is the site. It’s not completely finished yet, but we made it public about 3 weeks ago in order to elicit feedback from Tracey’s classroom parents. We will adjust as we receive comments and ideas. Please take a look, and let me know what you think.
*Is there a way to embed the website into the blog?