Leadership Curriculum Resources

Grant Date
2016
Grant Applicant
Jim Bennett
School Site
Amount Funded
$1500.00
Description (10 points)

Leadership/ASB Course Goals:

 

Students will be able to…

  1. Increase their understanding of self, self-esteem, and self-help skills.

  2. Select from a variety of leadership styles and characteristics of a personal leadership style, and describe their own leadership style.

  3. Demonstrate the ability to differentiate between effective and ineffective leaders.

  4. Demonstrate appropriate conversation skills in a variety of situations, such as interviews, conversations, presentations, and public relations.

  5. Set goals and organize and plan projects or activities to reach those goals, in school activities and community service activities.

  6. Identify the concepts of group dynamics.

  7. Increase their effectiveness in group processes and skills as they apply to various situations.

  8. Follow simplified Robert’s Rules for conducting meetings.

  9. Use the essential elements necessary in planning, conducting and evaluating meetings, skits, assemblies, fundraisers, and other projects.

  10. Identify the needs of a group by collecting and analyzing data.

  11. Demonstrate through simulation activities a working knowledge of the multicultural characteristics of the community in which they live.

  12. Recognize the different forms of stress, criticism, and peer pressure when given a written descriptor.

  13. Increase positive school and community climates through use of techniques to develop these.

 

Benefits of Program (20 points)

The course is designed to develop in you an understanding of the interconnectedness and social networking required for success in participatory government, as well as an underlying sense of civic duty and civic responsibility as elected officials, and future leaders. The course will be student-driven and is entirely dependent on the participants in the class; the success of the school year’s activities program rests solely on the shoulders of the elected officials and leadership students at Truckee High School. Throughout our endeavor, you will cultivate and master leadership skills that you will continue to utilize as community members and life-long learners.

Success of Program (20 points)

This Leadership class at Truckee high school has evolved over the last couple of years.  Before I took it over it was a zero period option for kids to gather and plan rallys and dances on their own.  No curriculum was offered.  I know have it as one of the most exciting classes at the high school.  the class enrollment is capped at 32 student per teacher.  We had over 55 kids try to enroll this year and had to turn many away.  and we actually went over a tad and are current enrollment is 37.  Over the last several years I have built leadership lesson and introduced different leadership and life books to my students. This last spring I actually created a class handbook with guides and task lists for every one of our events as well as lessons.  The class is truly becoming very beneficial for our future leaders.

Implementation (20 points)

I am looking to buy class sets of books that carry leadership and life lesson messages to enhance the students growth as a leader and as a person. These books will be beneficial for both my class but also give the students the opportunity to use them in the SS classes for school wide literacy program.

Sustainability (10 points)
Additional books may be needed but not for several years.
Can you share this grant with your grade level or subject team?

Yes. as well as the school.  These class sets of books could be used for everyone and every subject

Budget (10 points)
Itemized Budget
Item
Class set (35 books) of "The Last Lecture," by Randy Pausch @ $10.99 each.
Amount
$384.65
Item
Class set (35) of "Tuesdays with Morrie," by Mitch Albom @ $8.19 each.
Amount
$286.65
Item
Class set (30) of "The 7 Habits Highly Effective Teens," by Sean Covey @ $11.14 each.
Amount
$334.20
Item
Class set (30) of "The Student Leadership Guide," by Brendon Burchard @ $14.55 each.
Amount
$436.50
Taxes
$120.85
Shipping
$0.00
Amount Requested
$1562.85
Budget Notes

I am looking to buy class sets of books that carry leadership and life lesson messages to enhance the students growth as a leader and as a person. These books will be beneficial for both my class but also give the students the opportunity to use them in the SS classes for school wide literacy program.

Other funding sources (5 points)

The Library has been able to help with small set of books at the end of the fiscal year if they has funds left.