Group Project Option #1

FINDING Solutions Path

Each group of 4-6 people chooses a specific problem occurring in the greater Mahoning and Shenango Valley areas. Each group must agree on one clear problem question and receive instructor approval (submit Topic Approval Form).
 

Example problem questions (these are just some ideas - be creative!):
 

What can be done about hunger in Youngstown? What can be done for at-risk youth? What can be done about animal cruelty? What can be done to increase voter turnout? Reduce violent crime? What can Youngstown do to further revitalize?
 

Group Application of RTM. Each group should complete the RTM utilizing at least six “credible” sources of information.  Citations of information from these sources are required and a reference page listing the sources should be attached. Each group must provide answers for ALL questions on the RTM worksheet. Note: completion of the group RTM is a required component of the group project and is worth 5% of your final group grade. WORK TOGETHER to discover the best solution(s) to the problem. 
 

Typed Outline. Groups will complete a typed outline. Note: completion of the outline for the group presentation is worth 5% of the final group grade.  See the guidelines for preparing the typed outline below.


Presentation:  Each group will coherently unify and present its information. Instructors will assign the desired format (e.g., informative or persuasive presentation, debate, panel discussion). Presentations are 20-30 minutes, depending on the size of the group. The presentation should include both a reference to the group’s RTM findings and a brief analysis of the group communication. Each student is expected to have a significant part in the presentation. Each group member receives the same grade for this assignment, although instructors reserve the right to make grade adjustments in unusual circumstances. Your instructor may require PowerPoint. 


Note: this presentation is worth 10% of your grade.

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Group Project Option #2

ENGAGING-IN Solutions Path

Each group of 4-6 people chooses a specific problem occurring in the greater Mahoning and Shenango Valley areas that it can DO SOMETHING ABOUT. Agree on one clear problem question and receive instructor approval (see Topic Approval Form).

Example problem questions (these are just some ideas - be creative!):
 

What can we do to aid efforts regarding domestic abuse? What can we do to clean up our environment? What can we do to revitalize our community?  What can we do to beautify our community?  What can we do to educate youth about making good choices?

Group Application of RTM. Same as above, however, groups are required to complete the RTM utilizing only TWO “credible” sources of information.  This may include, for example, an interview with the director or administrator for the service organization for which your group is volunteering.
 

Volunteer. Next you will volunteer for the chosen organization. Members can volunteer together or separately, and may spend variable hours volunteering, but all group members must volunteer in some capacity. Total group volunteer time must exceed 5 hours. Take photos and/or videos documenting your experience. If you want, create a space on the web to showcase your experience.
 

Typed Outline.  Same as above.  Note: completion of the outline for the group presentation is worth 5% of your final grade.  See the guidelines for preparing the typed outline below.
 

Presentation: Each group will coherently unify and present its information. Instructors will assign the desired format (e.g., informative or persuasive presentation, debate, panel discussion). Presentations are 20-30 minutes, depending on the size of the group. Presentation must include representative photos or videos taken.  The presentation should include both a reference to the group’s RTM findings and a brief analysis of the group communication. Each student is expected to have a significant part in the presentation. Each group member receives the same grade for this assignment, although instructors reserve the right to make grade adjustments in unusual circumstances. Your instructor may require PowerPoint.


Note: this presentation is worth 10% of your final grade. 

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Group Project Downloads

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Deadlines

02/11/2019

Group Formation

+ Event Details

02/11/2019

Group Formation

After class you should have your group members chosen, project choice, strategy, and a digital communication system.

02/22/2019

Group RTM Due

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02/22/2019

Group RTM Due

This document forces your group to collect all the information you will need to present your project.

02/25/2019

Group Outline Due

+ Event Details

02/25/2019

Group Outline Due

This document organizes your presentations for proper flow of ideas, thoughts, and call to action
(CTA's).

03/04, 06, & 08/2019

Presentations

+ Event Details

03/04, 06, & 08/2019

Presentations

Your group will be give a 20-30 min presentation using PowerPoint or other as visual aids.

What You Will bE Graded ON

YSU Group Evaluation PDF Form (pdf)

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