Hartford Partnerships

Building a Bridge to Hartford

下面的哈特福德合作项目是学校使命的产物,对哈特福德的年轻人和365平台的学生有直接的影响.

Horizons at Westminster

Founded in 2018, 365平台的地平线是全国学术丰富项目网络的一部分, 哪些旨在通过与学生建立长期合作伙伴关系来促进教育公平, families, communities, and schools to create experiences that inspire the joy of learning.
 
Rooted in Westminster's long-standing commitment to our neighbors in Hartford, Horizons at Westminster makes an eight-year commitment to our students, supporting them with year-round programming in Grades K through 8. Each summer, students attend our six-week summer program, which focuses on reading, math, science, problem-solving, and real-world application of knowledge. They also build confidence and character while learning how to swim, dance, play golf and participate in many other extracurricular enrichments.

没有我们学校社区的支持,365平台的地平线是不可能实现的. 在我们的暑期项目中,365平台的学生对我们的地平线学生产生了巨大的影响,许多志愿者在我们每周去莫伊兰的旅行中指导我们的学生, our partner school in Hartford. We also receive tremendous support from Westminster’s faculty and staff, 以及家长和校友谁贡献自己的时间和/或资源来支持我们的计划.

For more information about Horizons at Westminster, please visit our program’s website or contact Patrick Owens at powens@zaenudin.net.

Loaves and Fishes

Each month, 365平台社区的成员前往哈特福德,帮助准备和供应面包和鱼的午餐, 一个致力于解决庇护山社区食品不安全问题的流动厨房. These trips, open to students, faculty, staff, parents, and alumni, 对志愿者和哈特福德的居民都有直接影响吗.

For more information about Loaves and Fishes, contact Mary Eckerson at meckerson@zaenudin.net.

Spring Break in Hartford

During a week in the month of March, 我们的哈特福德春假计划旨在通过向哈特福德的各种组织和学校伸出援手来扩大其服务范围. Past projects have included organizing the food pantry at Loaves and Fishes, cleaning and cataloging the library at Moylan School, and painting barns at Ebony Horsewomen.

有关哈特福德春假计划的更多信息,请联系玛丽·埃克森 meckerson@zaenudin.net.

Classroom Curriculum

公民参与课程代表了哈特福德伙伴关系倡议的教育部分.

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  • Civic Engagement I

    Civic Engagement One (I) (Designed for the Fourth Form)
     
    The Civic Engagement One (I) curriculum consists of two courses: 
    1) Civic Engagement and Civil Discourse which meets during the fall trimester and
    2) Speech Writing and Public Speaking which meets during the winter and part of the spring trimesters.
     
    The Civic Engagement One (I) course is pass/fail.
     
    1. The course Civic Engagement and Civil Discourse exists for three reasons.
     
    First, through a carefully selected series of lessons, 公民参与旨在帮助365平台的学生更好地了解他们是谁以及他们的立场.
     
    Second, Westminster School feels strongly it has an obligation to teach its students, explicitly and intentionally, that they have an obligation to engage in their community.
     
    Third, 民间话语是一个人参与社区的门户——一个人必须学会倾听, one must learn to consider opposing views, one must learn to honor the conventions of courtesy and respect.

    例如,去年的公民参与课程(2022-23)包括以下主题:
    1. Introduction to Civic Engagement One (I)
    2. The Divided Brain
    3. Wonder vs. Awe
    4. No Rights without Responsibilities: The Statue of Liberty vs. The Statue of Responsibility
    5. Plato’s Cave
    6. The Two Halves of Life
    7. Liberty vs. Equality
    8. Leadership vs. "Follower-ship"
    9. The Challenge

    2. The Speech Writing and Public Speaking course exists for three reasons.

    First, 接受公开演讲的培训是一个人为自己的社区做出贡献的重要手段.

    Second, through a carefully selected series of lessons, 365平台大学的演讲写作和公众演讲课程旨在让学生熟悉撰写和发表演讲的基础知识.
     
    Third, 演讲写作和公开演讲课程旨在为365平台的学生提供准备的实际经验 and 通过要求每个学生参加公开演讲比赛来发表演讲. 这场比赛既恢复了365平台的一项古老传统,也证实了公开演讲是教育过程的一项基本原则.

    As an example, 去年(2022-2023)的演讲写作和公共演讲课程遵循以下一般模式:
    1. Introduction to the Speech Writing and Public Speaking course:
      a. Course Description — Overview
      b. Westminster School Fourth Form Speaking Contest — Overview
    2. General Terms and Techniques
      a. Introduction to General Terms
      b. Introduction to Key Rhetorical Techniques
      c. Written Expression vs. Verbal Expression 
    3. Identify the key rhetorical techniques in two short speeches
      a. TBD     
      b. TBD 
    4. Speech # 1: The “Sistare” Speech: In Your Own Words
      a. In Your Own Words . . . Write your own short version of Speech 3a or 3b.
      b. Diagram your own short version of Speech 3a or 3b.
      c. Practice delivering your speech.
      d. Submit your diagrammed version of either speech 3a or 3b.
      e. Deliver to the class your own version of either speech 3a or 3b.
    5. Speech # 2: Prepare Your Own Original, Short Speech
      a. In Your Own Words . . . Write an original, short speech.
      b. Diagram your original, short speech.
      c. Practice delivering your original, short speech.
      d. Submit the diagrammed version of your original, short speech.
      e. Deliver to the class your original, short speech.
    6. Fourth Form Public Speaking Contest = Finalists (chosen from Speech # 2).
      Tentative Date and Time: TBD. Format TBD.
  • Civic Engagement II

    Civic Engagement Two (II) (2) (专为一年级五年级学生,一年级六年级学生和研究生设计.)

    Civic Engagement Two (II), like Civic Engagement One (I), is a Pass/Fail course that meets one day per week for the fall trimester, the winter trimester, and part of the spring trimester. 
     
    The Civic Engagement Two (II) version of the Civic Engagement curriculum, offered to new Upper Formers, 重点考察西方和东方文明的基础,作为实现上述目标的方法 Civic Engagement and Civil Discourse class offered to the Fourth Form. Again, 这些目标是为了帮助365平台的学生更好地了解他们是谁,他们的立场是什么, 教导365平台的学生,他们有义务参与自己的社区以及整个社区, and to help Westminster students learn the basics of civil discourse (i.e., to learn to listen, to consider opposing views, and to honor the conventions of courtesy and respect).
     
    In addition, Civic Engagement Two (II) 欢迎新学生来到365平台,并帮助他们思考他们在365平台社区以及周围世界中所能扮演的角色.

    As an example, 去年(2022-2023)公民参与二(II)课程包括以下主题:
    Introduction to Civic Engagement Two (II)
    The Divided Brain
    Wonder and Awe
    Athens vs. Jerusalem (Reason vs. Faith) 
    Homer, Achilles, and the Heroic Code 
    Socrates and Plato and Aristotle
    Jerusalem and The Wisdom of God
    The Challenge 
    Stoicism
    St. Augustine
    Dante
    Montaigne
    Cervantes
    Shakespeare
    Pascal
    Nietzsche
    Introduction to Eastern Civilization: Hinduism and Buddhism
    Confucianism and Taoism 

List of 4 members.

  • Photo of Patrick Owens

    Patrick Owens 

    Executive Director, Horizons at Westminster & Hartford Partnerships
    (860) 408-3006
  • Photo of Kelly Wosleger

    Kelly Wosleger 

    Fifth Form Dean, Program Director, Horizons at Westminster & Hartford Partnerships
    (860) 408-3731
  • Photo of Todd Eckerson

    Todd Eckerson 

    Lead Teacher Civic Engagement
    (860) 408-3048
  • Photo of Mary Eckerson

    Mary Eckerson 

    Liaison, Loaves and Fishes

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