Service-Learning Educator Institute

Service-Learning Educator Institute

Join the National Youth Leadership Council, service-learning experts and hosts of the National Service-Learning Conference®, for an immersive two days of professional development with a community of innovative educators.

Open to K-16 educators, instructional coaches, curriculum specialists, and administrators who want to understand how this approach to civic engagement can transform their classrooms, schools, and communities.

Service-learning helps students not only meet academic learning targets, but also apply their 21st century skills to community needs while gaining leadership skills.

The Service-Learning Educator Institute:

  • Utilizes constructivist rather than traditional teaching methods so that attendees apply their knowledge, skills, and experiences to what they are learning;
  • Models research-based practices for high quality service-learning;
  • Builds a community among participants who can learn from each other’s experiences;
  • Provides time for participants to develop their own service-learning unit with the support of experienced service-learning trainers, using a backwards planning curriculum design approach.

Service-Learning Educator Institute participants will:

  • Develop an academically-aligned service-learning unit plan including rigorous assessments;
  • Develop and experience activities, tools, and templates;
  • Understand how to incorporate students in the development and implementation of a service-learning unit.

What past participants have to say:

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You will find value in the Institute if you are…

  • New to service-learning and wanting to learn the basics.
  • Knowledgable about service-learning and wanting to invigorate your implementation.
  • Wondering how service-learning might fit into the context of your work and elevate what you’re already doing.
  • A classroom educator K-16 leading service-learning projects with students.
  • A service-learning coordinator or department head who leads teams of educators.
  • An out-of-school time educator.
  • Wanting hands-on practice with activities and planning tools that are immediately useable.

We have developed the Institute to be hands-on, collaborative, and experiential.

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