Service Learning

Middle Level Education

Middle Level Education is a class taught by UMF professor Dr. Theresa Overall. This course has three main objectives; to look at the history of middle schools, the psychological, social, emotional, and physical development of the middle school student and what that means in the classroom, and the integrated curriculum of middle schools. Students will spend 60-80 minutes a week in a middle school classroom both observing the professionals in the classroom and then mentor both students and staff to help them achieve their goals. This service-learning experience helps the students understand both sides of the classroom when it comes to students and their teachers.

UMF students working with programming robots to help enhance the classroom experience.

Prescott Field and Sandy River Trails Project

The project is currently in the process of creating a year-round trail system that covers dozens of acres in close proximity to the Sandy River plain. The new enhanced trail system will be more accessible, provide nature-based educational information and encourage appreciation of the area’s natural beauty to all Franklin County residents. In addition, Hoisington and Oswald are collaborating with several other faculty members across campus to extend the service learning opportunities throughout a wide range of academic fields. One example of this is accessibility signs will be assessed and feature designs by Oswald's Spring 2020 REH 377 course: Fundamentals of Fierce Advocacy.

UMF Professors Gina Oswald and James Hoisington.

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