Code in the Schools

2021 Week 6: Education & Youth Advocacy

JORDAN ADAMS | CALVIN M. RODWELL ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE SCHOOL We have three student workers with us at the school, working as support staff and assisting us with day-to-day tasks. One of them has come to us from Centro SOL (Carlos’ placement) to work alongside the other students who’ve come to us…
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2021 Week 5: Education & Youth Advocacy

JORDAN ADAMS | CALVIN M. RODWELL ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE SCHOOL This week I have hit burnout and found it very challenging to get through the workday every day. It’s both interesting and unfortunate for me to experience this because I did not think I would feel burnt out in the work I’m…
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2021 Week 4: Education & Youth Advocacy

JORDAN ADAMS | CALVIN M. RODWELL ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE SCHOOL This week I’ve been thinking about the ways that teachers and school staff interact with students. I have seen a few of them this week at my school talk to students with a disparaging tone without reason, and even if there was…
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2021 Week 3: Education & Youth Advocacy

JORDAN ADAMS | CALVIN M. RODWELL ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE SCHOOL This week was the first week of Springboard, the summer program at Calvin Rodwell. I am part of the support staff responsible for classroom assistance, taking the students to breakfast and lunch, and supervising them during enrichment. Simply put, I had a…
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2021 Week 2: Education & Youth Advocacy

JORDAN ADAMS | CALVIN M. RODWELL ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE SCHOOL This week I started working in person at my work site, attending meetings throughout the week in preparation for the start of the summer program. It was definitely awkward for me since I’m new to the team, but the staff welcomed me…
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2021 Week 1: Education & Youth Advocacy

JORDAN ADAMS | CALVIN M. RODWELL ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE SCHOOL Toward the end of the week I was slightly disappointed because I felt that I wasn’t doing enough work from the jump. After my original placement, Liberty Elementary, closed for the summer, I was placed into Calvin M. Rodwell Elementary/Middle School, and…
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2021 Orientation: Education & Youth Advocacy

JORDAN ADAMS | CALVIN M. RODWELL ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE SCHOOL I thought that orientation was really interesting and fun at times, but I didn’t realize how difficult it would be for me to sit for hours and listen in on the sessions and activities scheduled for the week. That was the most…
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2019 Orientation: Education & Youth Advocacy

KEONE ALIPHIOS | MERIT Phrase of the Week: “Edvengers Assemble!” With the first week of CIIP finishing up, I’ve come to the realization that orientation follows the same storyline as Marvel’s The Avengers. Crazy right? Now I know it’s a fairly weird theory but hear me out. It all started…
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2018 Week 6: Education

SMITHA MAHESH | CHILD FIRST AUTHORITY The impact of a community school coordinator goes beyond a school. In fact, a community school coordinator shapes polices in government; grants in a community; and partnerships with community organizations. Throughout the summer I have learned the interpersonal dynamics between a school, neighboring communities,…
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2018 Week 5: Education

SMITHA MAHESH | CHILD FIRST AUTHORITY This week was a week filled with teamwork, leadership, and learning! From Tuesday through Thursday, I attended the Community School Coordinator Summer Institute 2018 at Fort Worthington Elementary/Middle School. This 3-day conference gave me the wonderful opportunity to meet many community school coordinators across…
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