United States of America
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Additional College Prevention Programs:
Let Me Hear It Out There
Invitation to Police
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IMPROVE Overview Video
The IMPROVE Violence Prevention Program has been piloted
for a 10 year period and includes student centered college coordinated instruction for grades 4 through 12. Additional IMPROVE immersions can also be implemented for the college setting. As a developmental education program, each level builds on learning from the previous level.
The IMPROVE experiential education collegiate immersion program includes:
4th Grade - Local Hospital Immersion: Medical Perspectives of Violence
5th Grade - City Government Immersion: Law Enforcement Perspectives of Violence
6th Grade - County Government Immersion: Judicial Perspectives of Violence
7th Grade - State Government Immersion: Correctional Perspectives of Violence
8th Grade - Federal Government Immersion: National Perspectives of Violence
9th Grade - Thinking Locally, Acting Locally Social Action Immersion
10th Grade - Thinking Statewide, Acting Statewide Social Action Immersion
11th Grade - Thinking Nationally, Acting Nationally Social Action Immersion
12th Grade - Thinking Globally, Acting Globally Social Action Immersion
College - IMPROVE Immersions Designed According to Field of Study
The IMPROVE immersion model includes nine essential elements including:1) student centered college coordinated instruction; 2)instructional media integration; 3) dramatized, contrived and/or direct purposeful experiences; 4)civic engagement tours;5) community-based learning forums; 6) interactive breakout sessions; 7) service learning activities and reflection & empowerment; 8) multiple inteligence programming; 9) and empowerment through reflection.
Inspired by the NSEE Experiential Education Community-Based Organization of the Year Award, Inspirational Media International has designed this web site to show interested school systems and governmental agencies across the country how IMPROVE can be implemented within their communities.