Hi Service Learners, my name is Jill Wilson and I'm very happy to have you in my class. I'm the teacher and coordinator of the Service Learning program but I also teach Financial Literacy so I might not to be able to meet you face-to-face on the first day but I’ve created an online Schoology course to train you and get you ready for your Service Learning placement. After this week of training my goal is to get you into the elementary schools by early next week.
For this first week of school, every period in your schedule that says “Service Learning” you should come to the room where I’m teaching Financial Literacy and check in with me for attendance. (You will be given my classroom schedule at the beginning of the year.) After you check in with me, you will be working through the training materials in Schoology. When you complete the training, you will be allowed to start attending your Service Learning placement.
During this training week you will have practical things to do like making your name tag, filling out a placement forms, and learning skills you’ll need to know to be helpful at the elementary schools. If it anytime during the program, you have questions or concerns you can reach me by e-mail or text. We will also use the Remind app to communicate with each other. Many of you have probably used Remind before and setting up the Remind app will be one of the tasks that you will do this week.
During training this week, if you’re not exactly sure what to do please take initiative and seek out one your classmates who are also in Service Learning. Ask them for help and please be willing to help others if you noticed that someone needs assistance.
In order for you to be successful in Service Learning it's very important that you know the expectations and how you will be graded. You will be successful in this class only if you can function independently. Your ability to complete this independent training unit is a good indicator of how well you will do in Service Learning this year. But if you need help this week, please ask!!!
Remember to check in with me at the beginning of class each day this week. After checking in, go into your Schoology account and complete the numbered tasks. Your goal is to have all the training completed before the end of the week.
On Thursday and Friday during the lunch hour, this week only, we will have two guest speakers. You are required to attend. I will provide lunch for you. I will announce the location for these meetings later in the week.
I’m looking forward to working with you this year!