Community-Based Learning (CBL) is a concept that, in it’s basic form, connects class curriculum to community needs. Teachers are constantly stretched thin with a myriad of competing requirements that pull their attention away from engaging in meaningful education. We want to make it easy for teachers to engage their students while simultaneous giving them more time to complete all of their requirements.
The Classroom Workshop Program is a program with AVID teachers at Franklin High School (FHS) to connect AVID curriculum with CBL curriculum. AVID stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination and is a national education organization that prepares students for college, careers, and life through student-centered curriculum. Students in every 9th,10th, and 11th grade AVID classes engage in a monthly workshop throughout the entirety of the school year.
COVID has forced the AVID staff at FHS to run each grade’s class only one semester instead of the whole year. This has intensified the workload, but created opportunities for Adrianna to provide unique insight into Social Justice Action Projects and personal growth workshops. The students who lead the Volunteer Event Program at FHS also provide ongoing civic engagement opportunities to AVID students and are composed of over half AVID students. We are excited and thankful to support AVID teachers and students at FHS!