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This collection contains resources shared at Morris Academy for Collaborative Studies' 2016-2017 Showcase visits.  They are intended to help educators learn about and implement academic and socio-emotionally supportive practices, such as a Peer Group Connection program and Projects Based Learning.

Included Resources

This set of documents, created by MACS, is used by teachers to evaluate student projects and plan revisions with students during panels presentations. This evaluation process, used alongside a rubric, allows MACS educators to provide customized academic support and meet students' individual needs.

This set of documents, created by MACS, is used by teachers to plan projects for students and receive feedback from their school's Projects Committee. Educators can reference it for ideas about how to build a project planning and review structure to implement project based learning in their schools. 

This document, created by MACS, outlines the structure and process of Projects Based Learning.   Educators can use this document to think through the purpose and components neceesary to implement projects based learning in their school.  

This document, created by the Center for Supportive Schools, is a tool for teaching peer leaders active listening. It contains the materials necessary for facilitating active listening with student groups.

This document, created by the Center for Supportive Schools, outlines their Peer Group Connection (PGC), through which older students mentor younger students. PGC builds leadership and fosters socio-emotional support, while building community among students.

This brochure, created by the Center for Supportive Schools, describes the Peer Group Connection (PGC) program and its positive impact on school culture and community.   Through the outlined PGC curriculum, students' peer leadership, academic, social and emotional skills are fostered.

This document, created by the Center for Supportive Schools, contains the necessary materials for facilitating an activity called "IALAC". "IALAC" is designed to foster community by highlighting the importance of socio-emotional support for students within a school.