Saturday, July 18, 2009
Purpose of the PC blog
One of our goals at Project Coach is to share and document our the work that we do in our program. We do this in a variety of ways: we write about our program, we have developed mini video documentaries available on youtube, we have been featured on the tv news, we have given presentations at academic conferences, we have let other writers spend time with us to develop stories, we have developed college and graduate courses focused on the ideas that comprise PC, secured funding for graduate student fellowships so students can come to Smith and experience PC as a 'laboratory afterschool' experience, and, finally, we are a site where students, both from Smith and other colleges, can come to study the work we do and write research projects on our program.
What binds these elements together is a commitment to tell the story of our efforts at Project Coach and to track and document what we do, why we do it, and to be thoughtful about the outcomes we both achieve and strive to accomplish more successfully.
This blog is just another tool in our effort to share our work.