Service-Learning Course Design Workshop & Consultation
A live, two-part online workshop, plus individualized feedback and group collaboration
Looking to design a meaningful service-learning course? Here’s your chance to learn from an expert …
Service-learning is a wonderful premise: Rich academic content conveyed within the context of community service, benefiting students and the community alike.
When you begin to explore the concept, though, issues quickly arise: How do you go about finding a service component that meshes well with academic content? How do you manage the logistics? How do you build a syllabus? Is service-learning even practical in your discipline?
Everyone has those questions. Now you can get them answered by the country’s foremost authority on service-learning, in a special online workshop and consultation program.
Service-Learning Course Design Workshop & Consultation will be led by Barbara Jacoby, PhD. During her nearly 30 years with the University of Maryland, Dr. Jacoby has been at the forefront of service-learning development. Currently a Faculty Associate for Leadership and Community Service-Learning at the Adele H. Stamp Student Union – Center for Campus Life at the University of Maryland, she has been a member of the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education since 1980. She is the author of six books, including Building Partnerships for Service-Learning and Looking In, Reaching Out: A Reflective Guide for Community Service-Learning Professionals.
“Barb Jacoby is not only an expert in her field, she goes the extra mile to provide individually designed consultation to help faculty who are using service-learning for the first time and experienced faculty who are attempting to deepen their students’ learning and community impact.”
—Madeline Yates, Executive Director, Maryland Campus Compact
In this unique program, Dr. Jacoby will conduct two online workshops, one week apart.
The first workshop, Thursday, June 21, 2012
In the first workshop, Dr. Jacoby will introduce you to the key principles of service-learning. She’ll cover:
- The fundamentals of service-learning course design.
- First steps in developing a service-learning course syllabus (or modifying an existing one).
- Concrete examples of how service-learning can work in any discipline.
- How to develop appropriate outcomes for students and community organizations.
- How to build relationships with community partners.
- How to handle logistical issues (tools, materials, dress, risk management, transportation, safety, etc.).
- And much more.
Between the first and second workshops
In the week between workshops, Dr. Jacoby will moderate a continuous online discussion among the participants. You’ll be able to post ideas and documents, draft syllabi for review by the presenter and fellow participants, and engage in an ongoing exchange of ideas. You can interact as often as you like with your colleagues around the country. Dr. Jacoby will join the conversation regularly, responding to questions and reviewing submitted syllabi so that you all leave with a solid roadmap to service-learning success.
The second workshop, Thursday, June 28, 2012
In the second workshop, Dr. Jacoby will review in depth roughly a half-dozen syllabi submitted by participants, highlighting their strengths and explaining how to integrate key elements into your own syllabus. She’ll help you and other participants fine-tune the work you’ve done over the preceding week, leaving you with a solid roadmap to service-learning success.
More than $500 of bonus materials included!
In addition to the two in-depth workshops and a full week of guided syllabus development, you’ll also receive a wealth of supplemental materials, including:
Three highly focused Magna 20 Minute Mentor video presentations on CD, all presented by Dr. Jacoby:
- How Can I Promote Deep Learning Through Critical Reflection?
- How Do I Get Started With Service-Learning?
- How Does Service-Learning Work in MY Discipline?
Plus, a copy of the Magna white paper “Service-Learning Course Design: What Faculty Need to Know,” based on Dr. Jacoby’s online seminar, and an extensive list of print and web resources.
The first time we offered this workshop, participants rated it “excellent” in quality of content, “excellent” in presenter effectiveness, “excellent” in level of presenter expertise, and “excellent” in quality of supplemental materials. So if you missed it during the summer, here’s your chance to participate in a high-quality program endorsed by your peers.
Become your campus service-learning authority
As much as this program will benefit you in developing your own service-learning courses, consider: You’ll also be able to share your knowledge with other faculty. Your commitment to learning and personal growth will be a wellspring for innovation across your entire campus.
Please join us for this exceptional professional-development opportunity. Space is limited so register today to secure your place and receive the maximum program discount. We look forward to working with you!
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