Note: This workshop has already taken place.
This workshop will help participants prepare a service learning activity by:
- Introducing the principles and practices of effective service learning instructional activities.
- Providing examples of successful service learning projects, and practical advice about "what works."
- Providing participants with the opportunity to design and develop their own service learning courses or activities.
- Developing collections of supporting resources (URLs, articles).
- Supporting a community of scholars interested in continued work on service learning in the geoscience curriculum.
This workshop will take place on February 3-5 and 8-9, 2010. This is an online workshop and there is no face-to-face component. The workshop will consist of both synchronous and asynchronous components throughout the 5-day span of the workshop.
ExpectationsThe goal of this workshop is to support participants in designing or improving a service learning activity that they will use in their course. To this end participants are expected to:
- In advance of the workshop, submit an example of a service learning activity that they have used in their teaching and would like to share with others or that they would like to develop over the course of the workshop.
- During the workshop, complete or revise a service learning activity that they will use in their teaching in the upcoming year. You will receive feedback on this activity during the workshop.
- In the year following the workshop, implement the service learning activity you designed, or another activity available through the Cutting Edge website and complete a review of that activity using the observational protocol provided.
For a detailed list of items to be completed by each participant, see the participant checklist.
There is a $50 workshop fee, payable with your registration and due by Jan 25, 2010.
Application and Selection Criteria
Applications must be submitted by December 20, 2009 (Note: the application period has been extended; new applications are still being accepted). The workshop size is limited to 40 participants. Participants will be selected based on the quality of their applications. Workshop speakers will be drawn from the participant pool based on their activity or course submissions and their applications. The final list of participants will be established with the goal of assembling a diverse group reflecting a wide range of institutional types and instructional settings. Preference is given to applicants who hold faculty positions at colleges and universities. Applicants will be notified of selection by late December. For more information visit the general information for workshop participants page.
For More Information
Please contact Cathy Manduca at the Science Education Resource Center at Carleton College.