Are you looking for an engaging program for your high school student this summer?
AISCE (“ace”) stands for Academy of Interdisciplinary Studies and Community Engagement. Now in its second year, this service learning program for students entering grades 9-12 integrates the needs of the community with classroom exploration and reflection.
In addition to opportunities to work on Spanish language skills with immigrant communities and to explore the economics of Oakland and food sustainability, a new program, Math for All led by Diana Miller, has just been added to this summer's line-up.
In this course, students will learn how to engage with children using active and prepared math lessons, and then present their own multi-sensory lessons to Oakland youth, ages 5-12. Time will be split between the classroom at Piedmont High School and teaching and volunteering at the Camp TRUST.
PHS students will explore the various ways in which children from all backgrounds move at their own pace from the concrete to the abstract while learning math. Kinesthetic learning will be emphasized. Mindfulness, leadership and empathy are just some of the intangible goals of this three-week course. How economic inequities can affect educational outcomes will be discussed, including how their participation in this program can make a difference.
Students who participate in AISCE will develop insight, character, leadership, and social skills while training to work with children of diverse backgrounds with a variety of needs.
Class size is kept small to allow for mentoring and in-depth exploration in small groups led by PHS faculty. Students will receive up to 45 hours of community service per session. No homework is assigned.
2012 dates are Session I: June 18-July 6; Session II: July 9-27; Session III: July 30-Aug. 17. Each class meets three days per week for a total of 15 hours per week.Note that some sessions are full or near full, so enroll now to secure a spot.
For more information and to register, please go to the AISCE page on the Piedmont Portal: http://www.piedmontportal.org/schools/aisce/.