TORCH 201 - National Society of Black Engineers

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TORCH 201:
Implementation,
Reporting and
Recording
Outline
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STEM Community Training
Informal Science and Engineering
AWFE
Technical Expertise Services
Traditional Community Service
Reporting & Recording
FRC & TORCH Month
Next Steps
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STEM
Community
Training
Contact: TBD, STEM
Community Training
Coordinator
[email protected]
Basic Implementation Steps
Choose an
Audience
Choose a
location
Select
Curriculum
Recruit &
Train
Volunteers
Teach
Choose an Audience
• Where is the need for STEM Programs?
– High school students?
– Adults?
• Audience should determine curriculum and
location
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Selecting a Curriculum
• What does your audience want to learn?
– Use a pre-survey
• Keep it simple & easy to follow
– practice problems or do-it-yourself
activities
• Hands on and engaging
– Be engaging
– Hands on Activities in class retains
students
• Check the TORCH website or ask for more
ideas
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Selecting a location
• Convenient for your audience
– Is it easily accessed by them?
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Convenient for your volunteers
Close to campus?
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Close to public transportation?
Do many members have cars?
– Look into community centers and your
campus resources
• Free!
• Community
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Volunteer Recruiting & Training
• Encourage participation
– Not every volunteer has to lead a class
– Aim for low student: teacher ratio
• Host an orientation session
– Meet on campus & travel together
– CORI/SORI Checks may be necessary
• Send all volunteers see syllabus & lesson plans
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Informal
Science and
Engineering
Contact:
Mario Hulett,Informal
Science and Engineering
Coordinator
[email protected]
Implementation Considerations
Format
• Informal Science & Engineering Fair
• Field Trip
• School/program visit
Content
• Activity
• Demo
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Informal Science & Engineering Fair
• Choose venue & date (FRC)
• Work with youth program for attendees
• Select activities based on age group
– Can be completed quickly
– Mixture of try once & take homes
– Include demonstrations if possible
• Recruit volunteers
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Things to keep in mind
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Reinforce activities with a handout
Explain social context with Demos
Encourage creativity
Aim for household products/toys as materials
HAVE FUN
• Good resource: PBS ZOOOM
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A Walk For
Education
Contact:
Sarah Brown, National
TORCH Chair
[email protected]
TBD, AWFE Coordinator
Implementation Process
Application will be
available by 7/15.
Utilize
Implementation
Guide to Begin
planning- ASAP
Submit
Registration/
Funding
Request Formby 8/5
Priority
decisions
within 2
weeks,
remaining on
a rolling basis
Calls throughout
August &
September for Q &
A and updates
Continue
Planning
per
Implement
ation Guide
Host AWFE
– Saturday
in October
Submit
Post –
AWFE
report
within 1
month
Funding Request Form
• Chapter Info
• Basic AWFE Info
– Agenda
– Map
– Community demographics Info
• TORCH Participation
– Previous & planned
• Expenses
– Requested
– Donations/chapter contributions
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Implementation Support
• Guide:
– Program overview
– Time line
– Sample Documents
• Calls:
– Updates
– Q& A
– Best Practices
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Post AWFE Report
• Volunteer Surveys
• Participant Surveys (when possible)
• Coordinator Report
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Media coverage if applicable
Event summary
Strengths/ weaknesses
Contributes to 2012 Implementation Guide
• Pictures
• Templates available by mid September
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Technical
Expertise
Services
Contact:
Sarah Brown, National TORCH Chair
[email protected]
Mykel Fisher, Alumni TORCH Coordinator
[email protected]
TBD, Technical Expertise Services
Coordinator
Service & Training
Technical
Service
Education
about Service
Fix Computers
at a Community
Center
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More
technologically
independent
community
Show staff what
typical problems
were & how to
solve
Roundtables
• Single lecture/panel type format
• Social emphasis
• Host a Presentation on a relevant technology
– Cell phone radiation safety
– Water filtration
– Flood planning
– Air Quality
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Career Services
• Resume Workshop/ Critique (for community)
• Job Search Workshops
– How to use monster.com
– Effective use of social networks
• Interviewing techniques
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Traditional
Community
Service
Contact:
Sarah Brown, National TORCH
Chair
[email protected]
TBD, Traditional Community
Service Coordinator
Considerations
• Support a consistent community
– School supply drive, passed out at TORCH center
– Clean up park in AWFE neighborhood
• Involve all members
– No skills needed
– Include NSBE Jr Chapters
• REPORT HOURS
– These events are TORCH too
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Reporting &
Recording
Contact:
Sarah Brown, National
TORCH Chair
[email protected]
TBD, Program Evaluator
Program Development
Develop Goals &
Guidelines
This has
been the
missing link
Gather feedback
Conference and
Chapter
implementation
Functional
training for
regional leaders
Functional
training for
chapters
TORCH Metrics
Participation
• Volunteer Hours
• Types & description of
programs
• Volunteer surveys
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Impact
• Participant attendance
• Participant surveys
Hours: What to Count
A Walk For
Education
•Setup on the
day of (when
appropriate)
•Walking time
(for all)
•Follow up
events
•Clean up
(when
appropriate)
Informal Science
and Engineering
•Time
preparing,
practicing
content (not
logistics)
•Setup
•Event
•Clean up
•Volunteer
Training
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STEM Community
Training
•Time
preparing,
practicing
content (not
logistics)
•Setup
•Class
•Clean up
•Volunteer
Training
Technical
Expertise Services
•Time
preparing,
practicing
content (not
logistics)
•Setup
•Class
•Clean up
•Volunteer
Training
Traditional
Community Service
•Service
•Volunteer
Training
•For Drives:
count hours
staffing a
collection area,
collecting,
tabulating and
delivering
materials
Tools Available
• Surveys: Pre, post, & for volunteers
• Templates: Qualitative Descriptions of events
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FRC & TORCH
Month
Contact: Sarah Brown,
TORCH Chair
[email protected]
TORCH Month: October
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Supported AWFE
Extra workshops/ training
Good Kick-off time for chapter level programs
Guide Coming in August
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FRC
• Requested:
– TORCH 101
– Informal Science & Engineering Fair
– Technical Expertise Services: Brainstorming
(w/alumni)
• Ideal:
– TORCH 201
– Technical Expertise Services: Community Technology
roundtable (w/alumni)
– Traditional Community Service- joint across all
demographics (including
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Next Steps
Contact: Sarah Brown,
TORCH Chair
[email protected]
Toolkits
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What is TORCH: to all leadership
Handbook: to programs/ torch chairs
AWFE: to programs/ torch chairs
Informal Science & Engineering: to regional
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Address general questions to Sarah Brown, TORCH Chair
[email protected]
QUESTIONS?

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