2017-2018 Best Practices in Service-Learning--A Seminar Series for Leaders: Level 2+ (Register Now!)
The series is designed for "graduates" of "Service-Learning: Level 1" or "Level 2+" course(s) who wish to continue their professional growth as service-learning/PBL practitioners and leaders. The seminar experience will function as an interactive professional learning community (PLC) and "think tank" that enables participants to "work on the work" of service-learning together.
Seminar participants will enhance their instructional practice through a variety of professional reflection, collaboration, and leadership development experiences. They will use resulting skills and insights to help build service-learning/PBL awareness, support, and sustainability in their respective settings.
Special emphasis will be placed on connecting service-learning/PBL with Excellent Teaching and Deep Learning. This will occur as part of each seminar, regardless of the specific topic.
Course instructors will be Ellen Erlanger (retired from Upper Arlington Schools) and Kathy Meyer (retired from Worthington Schools), educational consultants with The Legacy Group of Partnerships Make A Difference. Confirmation information will be sent to you upon receipt of application. For more information, call Ellen at 614.226.2115, Kathy at 614.323.3741, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seminar Meeting Dates/Topics:
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Session 1: Wednesday, October 4
Service-Learning/PBL "Planning Lab" #1: Making Sure Your Students "Buy In" and Stay In!
Session 2: Wednesday, November 15
Service-Learning/PBL "Planning Lab" #2: Looking at Outcomes and Impact
Session 3: Wednesday, January 24
"Growing Together" Service-Learning Network Mid-Year Stakeholders Meeting and Celebration (Location TBD)
Session 4: Wednesday, February 21
Connecting Service-Learning/PBL with Positive Career Development—Helping Students Discover Their "Gifts and Fascinations" Through Authentic Experiences
Session 5: Thursday, April 12
Service-Learning Sustainability Forum—Envisioning the Future of Service-Learning/PBL and Making It Happen
All class sessions except January 24th will be held at The Graf Center, Upper Arlington Schools, 2020 Builders Place, Columbus, 43204. All sessions will meet 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm. Light refreshments will be available at 4:00 pm.
Cost of two semester hours of graduate credit is $350 (Spring 2018 semester credit; Ashland registration will be conducted at the January session). Contact hours certification is free. If interested in this course opportunity, complete the registration form on the left. Confirmation information will be sent to you upon receipt of registration. For more information, call Ellen at 614.226.2115, Kathy at 614.323.3741, or email.
"I wrote on my evaluation paper that your class was the best class I have ever taken. I really did mean that. I can not count all the classes that I have taken since undergrad that have not been relevant. My kids...on days after class began asking..."What did you get from class last night..." I think I had become like a kid the day after Christmas. I was always anxious to get back to my students and tell them something new." -- Course participant