Two to four times per week, Skyline High School teacher academy students assume the role of community educator at their feeder school, Stevenson Elementary.
To gain an understanding of a variety of medical conditions and how they affect the people who face them, the 4–6 grade teaching team assembled ten community educators to participate in interviews with their students.
These five tips will help community educators prepare and feel ready to enter any learning space, have a successful experience and make lasting, meaningful connections with learners. This resource expands on helpful tips around translating industry expertise, managing the learning space, working with students during the visit and more.
Leverage special educators’ knowledge and skills to increase the effectiveness of educator teams.
Learn to implement self-organized learning environments, an instructional approach in which students explore complex questions in self-organized peer groups.
Community educators can be found simply by asking around your own social networks and community. However, there are also resources made specifically to locate and connect with industry experts who are ready to support your learning environment.
Activating a lawyer for unit planning support is a great example of a community educator contributing to the distributed expertise of a team. Learn how.