Weaver Student Success Center (SSC) Showcases Talents and Accomplishments of African American and Latino Communities

SPOTLIGHT On EXCELLENCE     Issue 22     January 14, 2013

Weaver Student Success Center (SSC) Showcases Talents and Accomplishments of African American and Latino Communities

 
In November one of Weaver Student Success Center (SSC) Graduation Specialist, Stanley Williams, spoke at a faculty meeting about creating targeted and culturally relevant lessons for our students in the Weaver Success Center.  SSC staff took on the challenge of molding the blended learning experience to include more references and increased focus on lessons that strongly connected with the Weaver student population. 
 
One of the initiatives was to create a bulletin board/table to help introduce students to the many amazing talents and accomplishments that exist, both now and historically, in African American and Latino communities. 
 
Seven staff members created six tables, each with the overall theme of cultural relevancy. Students helped develop the rubric for this project.  The four key categories were, visually stimulating, intellectually stimulating, generational relevancy, and cultural relevancy. 
 
Students then used the rubric to assess each table. The highest scoring table "Hungry for Knowledge" scored 376 and the winner received a $25 gift certificate to Firebox Restaurant on Broad Street.  The next highest scoring table was by Teacher Ryan Hanover titled "Trailblazers".
 
The goal is that next quarter students will create their own tables and will model them after the current project.  Several students have already asked to have the opportunity to participate next time showing that enthusiasm amongst students!
 
All teachers and staff from around the district are welcome to visit the Weaver SSC to enjoy the displays which will be up through the end of January.
 
Graduation Specialist Coleman Long and Teacher Baljinder Sing won the competition with their table titled "Hungry for Knowledge"
 
Graduation Specialist Coleman Long and Teacher Baljinder Sing won the competition with their table titled "Hungry for Knowledge"
 
Marquan Devonish critiques the table titled "Are you Revolutionary?"
 
Shakara Jewell uses the student developed rubric to grade one of the tables

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