Office of Experiential Learning
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The mission of the Office of Experiential Learning is to provide a comprehensive program for academic and occupational students that will facilitate successful transition directly from school to career or by way of post-secondary education.
The Office of Experiential Learning is a formally structured program developed through an arrangement between the school system and employers from private industry, local, state, and federal government agencies designed to assist students to make a smooth transition from school to careers.
Part of the student’s day is spent in school where the curriculum is designed to provide a close relationship between classroom instruction and the work-based activities occurring at the student’s place of employment. The on-job-training is planned and supervised. It requires an individualized training plan for each work-based learning student and a signed training agreement between student, parent/guardian, school, and employer.
The defining characteristics of the Office of Experiential Learning mirror the theory-based framework of Dimensions of Learning. Its performance-based features incorporate each of the five dimensions including: positive attitudes and perceptions about learning; thinking, involving, acquiring, integrating, extending, refining, and using knowledge; and developing productive habits of mind.
The Office of Experiential Learning curriculum also supports evidence of the Prince George’s County Public Schools Curriculum Frameworks, Skills for Success, Standards for EXCELLENCE, and the SCANS skills.
Donna J. Rodney-Corbin
Office of Experiential Learning/School-to-Work Initiatives
Oxon Hill Staff Development Center
7711 livingston roadsuite a/b
oxon hill, md 20745
301-749-8670 301-749-4523 (fax)