09.17.15 — When the power went out for two days at the College of Saint Rose, Andy Lockwood wasnâ€™t going to let the lack of electricity keep his College-Based Transition Experience (CBTE) students from learning.
Despite the fact college classes were cancelled and the CBTE classroom was without power, the class took advantage of the situation and kicked off its Citizenship 101 course by taking its lessons on the road with a tour of the New York State Capitol.
According to Lockwood, Citizenship 101 is a program designed to introduce students to news, current events and what it means to be a citizen of the United States. A field trip to the Capitol is a traditional component of the curriculum. The Capitol staff was accommodating to the last-minute request for an early tour.
â€œThe students loved the trip, and taking pictures of different areas,â€� said Lockwood. â€œThey took particular interest in the grotesques and the different heads on the â€˜million-dollarâ€™ staircase. It was a nice start to our course.â€�
The CBTE students are currently writing papers on their experience and are back in the swing of classes at Saint Rose.