During the first Madeira EDUcase Day, sophomores shared their Co-Curriculum service experience at the conclusion of Module 2. Small groups presented to their classmates, teachers, and Madeira adults, each having to inform the audience about the organization in which they worked, share a problem that faces the organization, and present a solution. EDUcase days were envisioned to showcase culminating activities that highlight student learning and provide a bridge between experiential and academic assessment.
The sophomore Co-Curriculum is grounded in service to others, taking students outside their comfort zones and into unfamiliar environments explained Assistant Head of School Andre Withers. This year groups went to work at Easter Seals, Special Olympics, Garfield Elementary, The Kilmer Center, Calleva Farms, and Reading Partners. “I was really impressed with how the girls articulated what they learned from their time at their placements,” said Mr. Withers. “This was an opportunity for them to challenge themselves. Through their presentations, it was apparent that that they not only learned a great deal but also grew as socially aware citizens.”Academics Leadership Student Life