• LEAD Learning Agreement Tips

     
     

    Use the following chart to help you complete the LEAD Learning Agreement.

    *Reflection is part of every LEAD experience*

     

    LEARNING OBJECTIVE LEARNING PLAN EVIDENCE OF LEARNING COMPLETION DATE 

     
    What do I plan to learn or be able to do?
     
    What are the steps I will take to accomplish my objectives?
     
    How will I show that I learned or did what I said I would do?
     
    When will I be able to show this evidence?

    Academic Learning
    Objectives:

    1. What academic concept
      or theory can you explore or apply?
    2. What academic concept
      or theory do you want to learn more about as a result of this internship?

    Professional Learning
    Objectives:

    1. What professional skills do you want to enhance
      or develop?
      • Oral communication
      • Written communication
      • Computer and technical competencies
      • Interpersonal and cultural competencies
      • Problem solving and decision making
      • Team work or leadership, etc.
      • What research skills, ethical standards, and professional protocols
        can you learn?

    Personal Learning
    Objectives: 

    What personal behaviors, attitudes, and skills are important for you to develop to be successful in this field?

    Ideas to consider (each objective
    may involve several steps):

    1. Read books or articles on topics
      related to your internship.
    2. Observe professionals at your
      internship site.
    3. Schedule meetings with your
      supervisor or co-worker to discuss issues related to your internship
      learning objectives.
    4. Practice using specific skills on site
      such as speaking a second language, writing memos, using a computer program or working with customers/clients.
    5. Attend meetings or training events.
    6. Complete a specific project such
      as writing a report or developing a resource binder for the organization.
    7. Develop and administer a survey.
    8. Facilitate a meeting, lead a
      workshop or conduct a focus group.
    9. Attend a community event. 
    10. Write an op-ed piece for a local newspaper or write a letter to your congressman to seek support for issues related to your internship site.
     

    Ideas to consider:

    1. Keep a reflective
      journal of your experience on site.
    2. Write a research paper related to the issues you work with at your internship site.
    3. Create a piece of artwork or creative writing to reflect upon your learning.
    4. Develop a web site or lesson plans around topics you work
      with at your internships site.
    5. Achieve positive results on your evaluations.
    6. Create a mission statement for yourself as a professional.
    7. Write an annotated bibliography
      of the books and articles you studied while at your internship.
    8. Write a project proposal of a suggested change or improvement related to the topics you worked with at your internship site.
    9. Create an updated resume or a portfolio
      that details your learning from your internship.
    10. Obtain a recommendation letter from your site supervisor.
     

    Guidelines:

    1. Estimate completion dates for the steps of your learning plan.
    2. With your faculty supervisor, determine which steps of the learning plan should be submitted for review.
    3. Complete a "final product" to summarize your work throughout the course of the internship.