How to Learn Curriculum

Goal: To provide immigrant students the academic know-hows on performing better in their high school


Target Audience: Immigrant High School Aged Students

Number of Potential Students: 36 Students

Target Class Size: Select 8 Students who have relatively good English and leadership qualities


Course Duration: 7 weeks (three 30-45 minutes lessons per week)

Target Start Date: 25-Jan-2010 Target End Date: 15-Mar-2010

Time: MW(7:15-8:00 pm), F (6:15-7:00 pm), Saturday/Sunday (make up sessions)

Location: Community Room, Grace Apartments at 8888 E. 13th Ave, Denver, CO 80220


Thus Thought’s Course Material: Student Handbook

Student Materials (required):

  1. Hole puncher & ruler
  2. Binder
  3. Blank papers & pens
  4. Simple planner w/ calendar
  5. Student's school textbooks for various subjects


Program Overview

Week #

Main Objective

Duration

1.

Understanding How You Learn

3 lessons

2.

Managing Your Study

3 lessons

3.

Study Techniques (Part 1)

3 lessons

4

Study Techniques (Part 2)

3 lessons

5.

Putting it All Together (Non-Technical Subjects)

3 lessons

6.

Putting it All Together (Technical Subjects)

3 lessons

7.

Exam Performance

3 lessons


Lesson Delivery Format (general structure)

Sequence #

Teaching Activity

1.

Review Previous Lesson

  • Do-it-Yourself Exercise

2.

Brief Overview of New Lesson

3.

Hands-on Activity

  • Example followed by Do-it-Yourself Exercise, or

  • Do-it-Yourself Exercise followed by Example

4.

Questions/Feedback/Extra Help


Program Incentives, Evaluation & Continuation

Program

Options

Incentives

  • Snacks

  • Certificate of completion

  • Option - tutor-role (once successfully completed)

Evaluation

Feedback Survey

  • Students

  • Mercy Housing staff

Lesson Audits & Evaluations

  • Thus Thought's Educators

    • Ashante Butcher, Karen Hinds

  • Mercy Housing & Spring Institute

Progress Report

  • check student progress from their high school over a 3-6 months period

Continuation

Build capacity at Mercy Housing

  • New Program Leads – Mercy Housing Staff/Volunteers

  • Student Tutors – selected from students who have completed the program

Advisory/Support Role - Thus Thought

Program Revision – after 6 months