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  • Whittier Scholars Program Latest News | Whittier College
    Media Emergency Information Athletics Athletics Alumni Get Involved Our Alumni Poet Awards Benefits Services Connect Whittier Weekend Information For Students Alumni Parents Families Friends Neighbors Faculty Staff Information for Students Alumni Parents Families Friends Neighbors Faculty Staff Apply Visit Search form Search Calendar Directory Campus Life Admission About Academics News Events Athletics Giving Alumni Whittier Scholars Slider An Individualized Liberal Arts Program Whittier Scholars create their own major or minor or design their own course of study around a traditional major Learn more Alumni Spotlight I enjoyed Whittier College for the intersection of so many cultures Musician and WSP alumna Kelissa McDonald 11 Read more Research Fieldwork Developing Country Studies to Power Representation a look at recent WSP self designed majors Read more Prev Next In This Section Whittier Scholars Program Mobile About Admission Program Requirements Facilities Program Faculty Research Fieldwork Off Campus Experience After Whittier Support You are here Home Academics Whittier Scholars Program Whittier Scholars Program Latest News Whittier Scholars Program Latest News Monday April 15 2013 2013 Honors Convocation Recognizes Outstanding Poets Dozens of Whittier College students were bestowed with various honors from departments and college heads for their dedication to academics and service at the 2013

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  • Reforming the System for English Learners | Whittier College
    represents the stories of many immigrants and ELLs when they enter our school system My mother struggled in school to acquire English at a level that allowed her to become proficient in an adequate amount of time when we didn t know what to do with our ELLs Unfortunately we continue to have similar results with our English learners today especially when 59 of ELLs at the secondary level are categorized as Long term English Learners ELLs who have been in the same district for six years or more without making adequate progress in conversational or academic English We must systemically rethink how we teach language and content in an integrated fashion in order to have different results How have you addressed the needs of ELL students in your work My recent research looks at the connection between spoken and written language Specifically how academic oral language can be used as a scaffold for writing when teaching ELLs In each of my three books I have explored different aspects of academic language development In the Literacy Gaps my co author and I explored the academic language development similarities between ELLs and standard English learners students who speak non standard form of English We also looked at ways to close achievement gaps between these two groups of students ELL Shadowing as a Catalyst for Change 2012 focuses on how much time English learners spend practicing academic oral language during the school day in order to create urgency around their academic language development needs Finally in From Spoken to Written Language with ELLs I explore how a series of academic language development strategies can scaffold the writing process for ELLs within the rigorous expectations of the Common Core This summer with generous grant funding from the California Community Foundation CCF I am

    Original URL path: http://www.whittier.edu/news/ivannia-soto-hinman (2016-01-26)
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  • About | Whittier College
    Parents Families Friends Neighbors Faculty Staff Apply Visit Search form Search Calendar Directory Campus Life Admission About Academics News Events Athletics Giving Alumni In This Section CEC Mobile About Fellowships Internships Community Partners CEC Distinguished Fellows Support the CEC Contact Us You are here Home Center for Engagement with Communities About About On 29 Apr 2013 By Anonymous not verified 0 Comments Vision Drawing on the Quaker tradition of service the Center for Engagement with Communities CEC seeks to promote life long learning and civic engagement in the belief that individual well being is tied to the strength of communities Who We Are The CEC is a collaboration between Whittier College and the educational civic and public service community organizations of the greater Whittier and Los Angeles metropolitan areas Founded on the principle of reciprocity the CEC is dedicated to deepening the practice of service and the pursuit of programs and activities based on the mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge information and resources Our various initiatives develop and strengthen partnerships with individuals and institutions that benefit community organizations and enhance student academic learning Together faculty students and community partners identify and address important needs encouraging a culture of civic engagement and promoting healthier and more educated communities Our Programs Include For credit service learning courses spanning 12 academic departments involving more than a third of our faculty and a quarter of the student body Co curricular programs serving the needs of young people and families including those from traditionally underserved communities The Mentor Program our flagship program serves students from Whittier Union High School District and El Rancho High School in neighboring Pico Rivera Off shoots of the Mentor Program include the Amy Biehl Foundation Human Rights Program for high school students and Artemis STEM program for high school girls

    Original URL path: http://www.whittier.edu/cec/about (2016-01-26)
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  • Fellowships & Internships | Whittier College
    Whittier News Events Office of Communications News Releases Campus Events Calendar The Rock For the Media Emergency Information Athletics Athletics Alumni Get Involved Our Alumni Poet Awards Benefits Services Connect Whittier Weekend Information For Students Alumni Parents Families Friends Neighbors Faculty Staff Information for Students Alumni Parents Families Friends Neighbors Faculty Staff Apply Visit Search form Search Calendar Directory Campus Life Admission About Academics News Events Athletics Giving Alumni In This Section CEC Mobile About Fellowships Internships Community Partners CEC Distinguished Fellows Support the CEC Contact Us You are here Home Center for Engagement with Communities Fellowships Internships Fellowships Internships On 29 Apr 2013 By Anonymous not verified 0 Comments With critical work experience service learning and applicable skill sets accrued as undergraduates CEC fellows and scholars have gone post graduation to earn prestigious grants and awards including the Fulbright Fellowship for advanced study and fieldwork earned placement in top graduate programs for social work education anthropology public affairs communication environmental studies and sociology among others and secured post graduate career placement in a broad array of fields through global organizations such as the Peace Corps government agencies such as the U S Department of State and Fortune 100 corporations such as Oracle among others Internships The CEC facilitates internships for students from all majors at local and regional non profit organizations Each academic year over 70 students intern earning academic credit and gaining valuable skills Kinesiology and Nutrition Science major Maria Montero 14 is a recent internship participant with Activate Whittier To learn more about available internships please contact the Center of Career Planning Internships CEC Fellowship Opportunities CEC works to help students launch their search for internal national and international fellowships that meet their intellectual professional and personal needs The CEC has recently launched the Standiford Fellowship and

    Original URL path: http://www.whittier.edu/cec/fellowships (2016-01-26)
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  • Community Partners | Whittier College
    Connect Whittier Weekend Information For Students Alumni Parents Families Friends Neighbors Faculty Staff Information for Students Alumni Parents Families Friends Neighbors Faculty Staff Apply Visit Search form Search Calendar Directory Campus Life Admission About Academics News Events Athletics Giving Alumni In This Section CEC Mobile About Fellowships Internships Community Partners CEC Distinguished Fellows Support the CEC Contact Us You are here Home Center for Engagement with Communities Community Partners Community Partners On 29 Apr 2013 By Anonymous not verified 0 Comments Building and fostering strong relationships with community based non profit and educational organizations is key to our work The CEC has a vast network of local partnerships and a growing contingent of national and international associates Every spring the CEC hosts the College Community Expo to highlight celebrate and recognize Whittier College s partnership with the community Students present posters highlighting their projects as well as participate in a panel discussion on the topic of service learning The following is only a sampling our numerous partners American Red Cross Rio Hondo Chapter Amy Biehl Foundation BCM Foundation Boys Girls Club Bridge of Faith California Campus Compact Center for Nonprofit Management City of Whittier Community Advocates for People s Choice

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  • CEC Distinguished Fellows | Whittier College
    CEC Distinguished Fellows Support the CEC Contact Us You are here Home Center for Engagement with Communities CEC Distinguished Fellows CEC Distinguished Fellows On 29 Apr 2013 By Anonymous not verified 0 Comments The Center For Engagement with Communities annually hosts notable individuals experts in their respective field as visiting CEC Fellows During a week long residency visiting fellows will typically give a large lecture participate as a guest instructor in Whittier College classrooms meet with local community partners and visit local high schools 2015 Center for Engagement with Communities Fellow Dr Freeman A Hrabowski President of the University of Maryland Baltimore County UMBC spoke to an audience of faculty students and city leaders on Holding Fast to Dreams Creating a Climate of Success for all Students at Whittier College on February 23 2015 Dr Hrabowski discussed innovative initiatives implemented at UMBC in order to create a culture embracing academic innovation and inclusive excellence Dr Hrabowski focused on issues of diversity and innovation in STEM fields You can view Dr Hrabowski s talk here Dr Hrabowski spent the following day visiting with small groups of students from Whittier College and local high schools as well as faculty from Whittier College and teachers from the surrounding area These intimate conversations allowed community members to discuss in a wide array of topics with Dr Hrabowski Past CEC Fellows Richard Solomon former U S Ambassador and president of the United States Institute of Peace gave the keynote speech at the 2012 Whittier College New Student Convocation Be a Change Agent Lead Us Into New Worlds As an expert on world peace Solomon shared his insights into the world that college students will inherit and the role that they should play in engaging and leading positive change Dr Solomon s visit was co sponsored

    Original URL path: http://www.whittier.edu/cec/fellows (2016-01-26)
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  • Support the CEC | Whittier College
    Athletics Athletics Alumni Get Involved Our Alumni Poet Awards Benefits Services Connect Whittier Weekend Information For Students Alumni Parents Families Friends Neighbors Faculty Staff Information for Students Alumni Parents Families Friends Neighbors Faculty Staff Apply Visit Search form Search Calendar Directory Campus Life Admission About Academics News Events Athletics Giving Alumni In This Section CEC Mobile About Fellowships Internships Community Partners CEC Distinguished Fellows Support the CEC Contact Us You are here Home Center for Engagement with Communities Support the CEC Support the CEC On 29 Apr 2013 By Anonymous not verified 0 Comments Continued success of the Center for Engagement with Communities depends on the generosity of our donors Your gift of time money or resources allows us to continue to provide students with the best opportunities to learn and develop provide a quality education and attract and retain top scholars and students Ways to Support Gifts to the Whittier Fund Tuition does not cover the entire cost of educating a student Unrestricted gifts to the Whittier Fund bridge the funding gap and help provide exceptional opportunities that all students enjoy including access to a great education internships job counseling small class sizes and leadership and team building opportunities Unrestricted gifts provide the most flexibility and allow Whittier to use your gift where the need is greatest Directed gifts to the Whittier Fund may be designated for a particular purpose within the College s identified institutional needs including student service and academic program support student scholarships faculty recruitment and retention library resources and acquisitions and athletics However you choose to support the Whittier Fund be assured that your gift will provide the crucial resources necessary to sustain excellence at the College Make a donation to the Whittier Fund Contributions are fully tax deductible Volunteer Opportunities Please connect to the

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  • High School Students Participate in CEC Self-Discovery Workshop | Whittier College
    Home Getting Involved Housing Food Health Exercise Sustainability Student Support First Year at Whittier News Events Office of Communications News Releases Campus Events Calendar The Rock For the Media Emergency Information Athletics Athletics Alumni Get Involved Our Alumni Poet Awards Benefits Services Connect Whittier Weekend Information For Students Alumni Parents Families Friends Neighbors Faculty Staff Information for Students Alumni Parents Families Friends Neighbors Faculty Staff Apply Visit Search form Search Calendar Directory Campus Life Admission About Academics News Events Athletics Giving Alumni In This Section News Events Mobile Menu Office of Communications News Releases Campus Events Calendar The Rock For the Media Emergency Information You are here Home News High School Students Participate in CEC Self Discovery Workshop High School Students Participate in CEC Self Discovery Workshop On 23 Nov 2015 By chill4 0 Comments Monday November 23 2015 Christine Hill Approximately 60 high school students from the Whittier Union High School District gathered at the Radisson Hotel in Uptown Whittier to participate in a Self Discovery Workshop delivered by Whittier College s Center for Engagement with Communities CEC on Saturday November 7 The students are participating in one of three men tor programs run by the CEC and this event kicked off the 2015 cohorts The Self Discovery Workshop led by psychotherapist and Whittier College alumna Patricia Pint 07 covered The Four Agreements by Miguel Ruiz their Myers Briggs typology and included a civic engagement activity All of the components of the workshop were designed to help the students think about how they can develop strong relationships with their college mentors and use their typology to gain insights into who they are and how their characteristics may affect their interests in post secondary education and vocation The students were also asked to walk around their neighborhood and look for

    Original URL path: http://www.whittier.edu/news/11-23-15 (2016-01-26)
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