ERIC Number: ED477889
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Nov
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Proposed Pilot Program for P.R.O.W.L.--Providing Resource Opportunities with Learning.
As schools guide students in acquiring the skills and knowledge necessary to become responsible citizens, the question arises as to how they can better go about providing them with a well-rounded education: academically, socially, and emotionally. Providing Resource Opportunities with Learning (P.R.O.W.L.) suggests the following solutions: (1) create a partnership within the middle school community that accomplishes three goals: (fosters a relationship among local business firms, community service organizations, and adolescent students); (2) integrates public school curriculum with the business world; and (3) provides relevancy for students' lives. At Sarasota Middle School (Florida), P.R.O.W.L. provides an environment for relevant thinking, problem solving, and an awareness of the knowledge and skills leading to quality employment and post-secondary education. This booklet outlines the P.R.O.W.L. program in five sections: (1) "Proposed Pilot Program"; (2) "PROWL Team Responsibilities"; (3) "Forms"; (4) "Explorer Team PROWL Project 'So You Wanna Build Something'"; and (5) "PowerPoint Notes." A brochure explains the school perspective, the business perspective, and the community perspective of P.R.O.W.L.; and suggests desired outcomes for students, businesses, and schools. (BT)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Educational Environment, Middle Schools, Partnerships in Education, Pilot Projects, School Community Programs, School Community Relationship, Service Learning, Student Educational Objectives, Student Participation
Sarasota Middle School, 4826 Ashton Road, Sarasota, FL 34233. Tel: 941-361-6464; Web site: http://sarasotamiddleschool.com/.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Prepared by Sarasota Middle School, Sarasota, FL. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Middle School Association (27th, St. Louis, MO, November 2-4, 2000).