Enhance student learning with long-term partner collaborations.
Engaging a long-term volunteer as an expert in residence is a valuable way for students to learn first-hand skills and from experiences. An expert in residence can serve as a mentor, lead guest lessons, and provide helpful classroom feedback.
How does this fit with my class?
This opportunity enhances classroom learning and can culminate in a presentation of student work and learning.
- Learn a specific skill or process from professionals
- Communicate and engage with professionals
- Receive instruction and feedback on work from expert practitioners
- Gain insight about a specific field and work
- In school
- Out of school
What will my students gain?
Adam Middleton, Red Mountain High School, Mesa, AZ; Daniel Hughes, Desert Sky Middle School; Elizabeth McDonald, Tuscon High School, Tuscon, AZ
From the Partnership for 21st Century Learning:
Communication & Collaboration
- Articulate thoughts and ideas effectively using oral, written and nonverbal communication skills in a variety of forms and contexts
- Listen effectively to decipher meaning, including knowledge, values, attitudes and intentions
Use communication for a range of purposes (e.g. to inform, instruct, motivate and persuade)
- Communicate effectively in diverse environments
Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
- Analyze how parts of a whole interact with each other to produce overall outcomes in complex systems
- Reflect critically on learning experiences and processes
Life & Career Skills
- Participate actively, as well as be reliable and punctual