Community Service Learning

Community Service Learning


[text: 2015-2016 Community Service Learning uOttawa Education] [Students talking together at a fair] [People walking at the fair]>>Tracy Crowe: So, this year we have asked
all of our teacher candidates to do Community Service Learning one day a week in schools.
They’ve been asked to do a variety of different projects depending on the schools and today
is an opportunity for us to share that learning and those experiences. What this brings to
our candidates is an opportunity for them to see school in different contexts, without
the pressure of having to perform in a practicum and to be of service to the school, to give
back to the school who welcomed them into their communities. [Students talking with a professor] [People walking at the fair]>>Caroline Owczarels: My placement is at
St. Patrick’s Intermediate.>>Amanda Chan: My placement is at Featherston
Drive Public School.>>Caroline Owczarels: I think the highlight
for me was getting to know all of the students and the staff and having them excited to have
me there and run my own lessons.>>Amanda Chan: What I really enjoyed at my
placement was working with a teacher that really respects her students, who loves them
unconditionally, and really seeing the students respond well to that. So, she really plays
a great example in my future career as a teacher.>>Caroline Owczarels: I think just a positive
attitude and an open mind and a lot of flexibility
because you don’t know what will be thrown
at you.>>Amanda Chan: I agree with that as well,
and continually striving to grow as a person and as a teacher, and wanting to learn not
simply from the curriculum itself but from the people that we’re surrounded with at these
schools because we, as teachers, our profession is that we get to impact a future generation.>>Brandon Lowe: I’m at Henry Munro Middle
School and for our Leadership Project, we went to the Tim Horton’s camp, Camp des Voyageurs,
in Quyon, Quebec. We’re lucky to be one of the ten schools that get to go to Tim Horton’s camp,
so it was really easy and lucky for the kids to be there, interacting with each other,
meeting new people- we have French Immersion and English students. So, for those groups
to mix and mingle together, all new friendships were made at Tim Horton’s camp. I think I’m
able to bring a lot of energy, like I’m a very energetic guy and I have a lot of passion
for teaching, and I’m in phys-ed, so I’m hoping that my energy rubs off and shows all the
students, and I can give energy to them to participate>>Christopher Bannan: I was and currently
am at Glashan Public School. It’s a middle school in the Bank Street area. I think every
day going to school is the highlight for me and having the chance to teach a little math,
a little phys-ed, and some history, English and geography. So, I’m getting the opportunity
to really teach what I enjoy doing. I think I just bring positivity, and I want the students
to be engaged, and just a new style of thinking.

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