Q: How does the in-class and outside class time work?
A: EDUC 101 & EDUC 102 are your scheduled courses. You will meet with your faculty at whichever course time you see under this listing in your course schedule. Village Project is a “lab” component of these courses that you will attend during your assigned time. Your time will be assigned to you based on the information you give us about your schedule. You will receive credit in your course for attending VP.
Q: What is the time commitment?
A: Village Project is a twice per week commitment over the course of both fall and spring semesters. Depending on your placement, you will attend your site on either Mondays/Wednesdays or Tuesdays/Thursdays between 3-6pm. VP is a commitment of 20-30 hours total each semester. If this sounds like a lot to you, check out our preparation page for more details on how to manage the commitment!
Q: Do I stay in the same VP placement all year?
A: Yes! Our goal is to keep you in the same placement for the full year so that you can continue to build relationships with the students and staff at your site over both semesters. There are a few exceptions: if you have to take an evening class that interferes with your typical placement time and requires you to be placed at a different school or you would like to apply to be a Staff member for the spring semester. Outside of applying to be a Staff member, VP participants are unable to switch between options throughout the year.
Q: Do I need to bring a car to campus?
A: No, you are not required to bring a car to campus to be a VP participant, but it is incredibly helpful! In order to provide transportation to your placements, we create carpool groups among VP participants. The more cars that VP participants have access to on campus, the easier it is to get you to your site! At the end of each semester, drivers can apply for gas cards.
Q: What age students will I work with?
A: You will be working with elementary age students, from Kindergarten to 5th grade, who participate in the Green Bay Public Schools afterschool programs.
Q: What do I wear to my placement?
A: Here are some general guidelines. Dress for the weather as you may be outside at recess with the students. Wear close-toed shoes. Wear your SNC or college gear! Your students will love to see you in it. Wear your provided name tag. Your site director will provide additional information at the site orientation.
Q: What is the best way to make money and do VP?
A: If you are looking to make money and do VP, the Staff option might be for you! Check out the Staff page to learn more about how you can apply to be a staff member in an afterschool program. Otherwise, consider working on campus where you can have a flexible schedule, work on weekends, work close to your dorm, and more. Check out the SNC website to see current campus job postings.
Q: Do Music Education majors have a different program?
A: VP for Music Education majors looks a little different. Instead of having a full year VP experience, you will only be taking EDUC 103 in the spring due to your other courses for your major.