City of Lakes AmeriCorps Professional Development Program
The CoL Professional Development Program is grounded in experiential learning and prioritizes time for making meaning, peer learning, application, trial and error, and reflection. Members attend a 2 week Orientation Boot Camp in August followed by monthly trainings throughout the service year.
Members will be able to:
Utilize Best Practices in Supporting English Learners
Communicate Effectively with Multiple Stakeholders
Think Both Critically & Creatively
Implement Curriculum with Fidelity
Build Positive Relationships with Youth
Explore and Develop Professional Identity
Leadership for Community Engagement
English Language Development
Social Emotional Learning
AREAS OF INQUIRY
Public Education in the 21st Century
Classroom Management and Restorative Practice
Collaboration & Communication Skills
Be prepared, focused and ready to learn something new every day.
Be proactive and don't wait for things to happen to or for you.
Be responsible for your own learning and contributions to the group.
Be punctual, keep commitments, and respect the time of your corps mates.
“It is very important to our program that the youth we serve are impacted by our efforts. We do this by adhering to high standards of professionalism and performance. We believe that members learn and grow when actively engaged and invested in building a brave learning community rooted in the practices of service, reflection and inquiry. We believe in being present, taking risks, and 'failing' often.
City of Lakes AmeriCorps