CHESP Timeline

CHESP Advisory Council, partners convened by IMPACT II, plan, review, assess, and participate in project activities that promote citizenship and build character in high school students; teachers provide Service Learning opportunities for students to develop as responsible, contributing citizens; and IMPACT II disseminates Service Learning activities designed by teachers/for teachers via Boston TeachNet.

Main Partners: Tufts University College of Citizenship & Public Service & Boston Women's Heritage Trail (BWHT)


Year 1

DATE MAJOR ACTIVITY/EVENT
March
Established CHESP Advisory Council - scheduled first meeting


Disseminated new Signature Learn & Serve Projects commemorating BWHT's Boston Women's
Memorial (BWM) & Women's History Month 3/12
Convened CHESP Advisory Council 3/22
Supported West Roxbury HS Service Learning Festival - Women's History Theme 3/26
Coordinated school visits to JFK Library's Civil Rights Movement Program 3/1-4/30
April
Disseminated MassArt Resource Guide for Students & Teachers: Who are the Homeless?
Convened focus group of Student Government Teacher Advisors to support BSAC 4/13
Hosted Dialogue: Boston Student Advisory Council (BSAC) Students & BPS Superintendent Tom Payzant 4/15
Participated in Tufts University College Students' Spring Homelessness Symposium 4/28
May
Presented Homelessness & BWM Workshops at Statewide Service Learning Conference 5/6
Presented award to Boston Service-Learning Teacher Leader at conference
Planned October student visits and Pen & Parchment: Abigail and John… program with Adams National Historical Park (Adams) 5/10
Conducted Recruitment and Selection Process for BSAC 04-05 members
Conducted BSAC Monthly Meeting featuring: Farewell Seniors/Welcome new members 5/20
Planned October student participation in Political Debates Program with JFK Library 5/20
Disseminated Season of Service - Memorial Day
Presented re-structured BSAC: A Year of Growth to Boston School Committee 5/26
June
Disseminated Season of Service - Flag Day
Attended BWHT retreat - supported 2004-05 activities & dissemination strategies 6/5

Received 2004 Spirit of Service Award: Learn & Serve America Educator at National Conference of The Corporation for National and Community Service, Kansas City, Mo. 6/6
Convened CHESP Advisory Council for assessment/progress report, plan fall activities 6/14
Conducted BSAC 04-05 Orientation - Youth on Board (YOB), Tufts, Kids Voting, Election of BSAC officers, etc. 6/18 & 6/23
Participated in American Youth Policy Forum National Dialogue at Mass Service Alliance 6/24
Planned Voter Registration, Kids Voting, Tufts, BSAC 6/30
July-August




Developed Boston CHESP TeachNet Web Pages including redesign of home page & design of CHESP page with mission statement & links to CHESP Learn & Serve Projects, CHESP Seasons of Service, BSAC, CHESP Advisory Council Members, CHESP Collaborating Partners, CHESP 2004-2005 Timeline, & CHESP Grantees of Massachusetts
Submitted BSAC article to Teens in Print Boston Globe publication
Designed Tufts Scholar Partnerships - BSAC, Quincy Upper, Academy of Public Service (APS), Kids Voting
Planned Voter Registration, Kids Voting, Tufts, BSAC 8/23
Planned October visits to JFK Library & Adams with Presidents' Heritage Foundation & LocalMotion 8/24


Convened CHESP Advisory Council to plan fall CHESP Learn & Serve Conference Community Resource Fair, & Teacher Professional Development activities 8/25
Completed Year 1 Project Reports - state & national

Year 2

DATE MAJOR ACTIVITY/EVENT
September
Disseminate Season of Service - Constitution Day

Collaborate with BWHT & Bostonian Society on Fall Workshops & Summer Institute 2005 (9/21)
Present Plan at BSAC Meeting for Voter Registration & Election 2004 Event (9/23)
Conduct Election 2004 Event - Tufts Students, BSAC, YOB, Student Government Advisors (9/30)
October
Hold monthly BSAC meetings & include BSAC in CHESP events & activities throughout 2004-05
Coordinate High School Voter Registration Drive with Kids Voting Massachusetts, BSAC, & Tufts (10/1-8)
Coordinate Political Debates Program with JFK Library for 200 students (Oct 5/7/13/14/19)

Coordinate visits to Adams National Historical Park (Adams) for 400 students
(Oct 6/8/15/18/20/21/22/25/26/27)
Recruit/Register Partners, Teachers, Administrators, & Community Resources for CHESP Learn & Serve Conference
November
Convene CHESP Advisory Council
Conduct CHESP Learn & Serve Conference - Community Resource Fair, Teacher Grants, & Professional Development activities - (Saturday, Nov. 20, 8 AM-1 PM, Madison Park)
Review Teacher/Student Reflections on JFK Library Debates & Adams NHP visits
Plan spring programs with JFK Library & Adams
December




Coordinate Teacher Grants:
* Applications due Dec. 1
* Review Dec. 2-5
* Notify by Dec. 6
Hold Awards Orientation, Thursday, Dec. 9, 3-5 PM, Madison Park
January 2005
Recruit/Register Teachers, Community Partners, BSAC for CHESP Homelessness Mini-Conference
February
Convene CHESP Advisory Council
Conduct CHESP Homelessness Mini-Conference (Thursday, Feb. 10, 2:45-5:45 PM, Madison Park)
March- May
Coordinate JFK Library & Adams visits
Review JFK Library & Adams Teacher/Student Reflections
Present CHESP & BSAC activities at School Committee & Statewide Conferences
May-June
Collect & edit Teacher Reports of Student Grant Activities
Prepare Postings of Grant Activities for Boston TeachNet
Include Adams & JFK Library Teacher/Student Reflections on CHESP web page
Convene CHESP Advisory Council
July-August
Post Teacher Reports of Student Grant activities
Collaborate with BWHT & Bostonian Society on Teaching Boston History Workshops (Dates TBA)
Convene CHESP Advisory Council
Complete Year 2 Project Reports - state & national

Year 3

DATE MAJOR ACTIVITY/EVENT
Sept - June
Hold twice monthly BSAC meetings & include BSAC & Youth Council in CHESP events & activities throughout 2005-06

Coordinate CHESP Partnership Activities throughout 2005-06
September
Disseminate CHESP Learn & Serve Projects
Coordinate CHESP Youth Council Presentation Learn & Serve Grant Plan at BSAC Meeting
 
Distribute CHESP Learn & Serve Grant Guidelines
Hold CHESP Summer Institute Call Back Session
Help with revision of BWHT Guidebook
October

Convene CHESP Advisory Council
Conduct orientation for CHESP Youth Council Review Committee
 
Conduct CHESP Learn & Serve Grant Application, Review & Selection Process
Coordinate fall visits to Adams National Historical Park (Adams)
November
Conduct CHESP Teacher/Student Learn & Serve Grant Awards Orientation
Review Teacher/Student Reflections on Adams NHP visits
December


Convene CHESP Advisory Council Meeting
Review Teacher Summer Institute Project Reports
January 2006
Coordinate JFK Library Program
 
Disseminate CHESP Summer Institute Teacher Projects
Convene CHESP Advisory Council
February - March
Disseminate articles on CHESP activities to Union Teacher, HSR Newsletter, BWHT ProclaimHer
Coordinate CHESP Partnership Activities
April - May
Coordinate JFK Library & Adams visits
 
Present CHESP & BSAC activities at School Committee
Convene CHESP Advisory Council
May - June
Review Teacher/Student Reflections on Adams NHP & JFK Library visits
Present CHESP Workshop at Statewide Service Learning Conference
 
Collect Teacher Reports on CHESP Teacher/Student Learn & Serve Grant
Collect CHESP Youth Council Reflections
 
Complete Year 3 Project Reports – state & national
July-August 
Prepare CHESP projects for Boston TeachNet posting
 
Convene CHESP Advisory Council
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TeachNet Service Learning is administered by Boston Public Schools Affiliate IMPACT II @ High School Renewal.
Supporting TeachNet are Special Assistant to the Superintendent for High School Renewal, Kathleen Mullin; IMPACT II Affiliate Director Barbara Locurto; WebMaster Andrew Binns; Web Advisor Linda Younis, High School Renewal; and Project Assistant Jean Gibran. For more information, email blocurto@gmail.com.

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