Entrepreneurial Learning

Open Projects

Summer 17

High Riding Art & Equestrian Camp

Would you like to work with children with mild disabilities in a two-week camp? The 
High Riding Art, Science and Equestrian Day Camp project offers authentic experiences for students seeking to design and implement a day camp program. The students in this project will study psychological, environmental, and cultural factors that affect children with mild and moderate disabilities.

Then, working collaboratively with several community agencies and nonprofit organizations, the students will plan and implement a two-week program for campers with disabilities. The camp will include horseback riding and associated equestrian experiences, arts and crafts, physical exercises, science, music, cooking, and other enrichment activities.

This project may be of special interest to elementary education majors as it satisfies the requirement for SPCE 302, Working with Children with Mild Disabilities in the General Education Classroom. However, students from many majors have participated and found the experiences to be very meaningful. All majors are encouraged to apply!

A call-out meeting has been scheduled for Thursday, March 2 at 4:00 in TC 701. The camp will run June 5-16. For more information, contact Ruth Jefferson, Department of Special Education. Apply now

 

Team 2 - Reading Intervention at the Youth Opportunity Center

Want an interesting course working with at-risk youth? Working collaboratively with the Youth Opportunity Center (YOC) and other Ball State students from a variety of majors, participants will spend the semester making a real difference in the lives of young people. The project will include small group work, mentoring/engagement, and cutting-edge reading instruction. Applicants to this project must be 21 by the start of the summer semester.

The TEAM 2 project offers authentic experiences for students interested in helping at-risk youth. Participants will do this by implementing a reading intervention program at the YOC. BSU students in this project will study psychological, environmental, and cultural factors that contribute to reading difficulties, and develop skills in applying proven reading strategies. This project may be of special interest to the following majors: sociology, criminal justice, elementary education, special education, psychology, and other helping professions, but all majors are welcome and desired, as varied skill sets are needed for this project. Credit for required coursework has been approved in the following majors (Speech and Language; Educational Psychology, Elementary Education, Social Work, Psychology), and will count as elective hours in most others.

Check out the Facebook page to learn more about the project or this flyer.

For more information, contact Lindsay Rye. Dr. Ruth Jefferson and Dr. Janay Sander are project leaders. Apply Now!


 

Fall 17

Team 2 - Reading Intervention at the Youth Opportunity Center

Want an interesting course working with at-risk youth? Working collaboratively with the Youth Opportunity Center (YOC) and other Ball State students from a variety of majors, participants will spend the semester making a real difference in the lives of young people. The project will include small group work, mentoring/engagement, and cutting-edge reading instruction. Applicants to this project must be 21 by the start of the fall semester.

The TEAM 2 project offers authentic experiences for students interested in helping at-risk youth. Participants will do this by implementing a reading intervention program at the YOC. BSU students in this project will study psychological, environmental, and cultural factors that contribute to reading difficulties, and develop skills in applying proven reading strategies. This project may be of special interest to the following majors: sociology, criminal justice, elementary education, special education, psychology, and other helping professions, but all majors are welcome and desired, as varied skill sets are needed for this project. Credit for required coursework has been approved in the following majors (Speech and Language; Educational Psychology, Elementary Education, Social Work, Psychology), and will count as elective hours in most others.

Check out the Facebook page to learn more about the project or this flyer.

For more information, contact Lindsay Rye. Dr. Ruth Jefferson and Dr. Janay Sander are project leaders. Apply Now!

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