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Starting Date: 23rd and 30th June 2023
6th and 13th July 2023
Over 4 consecutive weeks, at 19.30 (7.30pm) ASET zone
Description of the learning:
Designed for teachers to understand the why, what, and how of service learning for agency. Know how to apply service learning in your school context. By gaining an understanding of what service learning is in schools, and how to implement it in teaching and learning. Participants will gain an understanding of Service Learning in schools and how to integrate it in curriculum for improved teaching and learning.
“Participants interact with live instruction, group collaboration, video, and individualized time over 3 weeks to work on integrating what is learned into a current school context.“
Facilitator is Tara Barton
Introduction to the online platform for this learning institute;
You will be able to navigate our online learning platform and how to communicate/collaborate;
We will share with you how to navigate of all key components of the institute- how to find Mail, Assignments, Assessments, Calendar, Discussion forum, portfolio- google doc folder, articles, resources, webinars.
Know what are the formative and summative assessments for understanding;
Diagnostic- Service Learning 101 Pre Institute Survey
- Chat room Discussion forum
- Zoom Meets Learning
- Journal- goal setting
- Active participation in all learning activities
Unit Integration plan for service learning
What service learning is and the difference between community service and how service learning is integrated into curriculum.
- What service learning is and is not and how to integrate it into learning organizations and with community.
Participants will explore:
- Approaches to Service learning
- partnerships and collaboratives and leadership and mentorship development
- Integration of service learning in curriculum
- Application of knowledge, skills and understanding of service learning in local school context
- Development of a plan for service learning integration
Participants will spend approximately 1.5 hours online (zoom synchronous meetings weekly) and two-four hours of independent study asynchronous application of learning.
Instructor/Facilitator and Feedback:
To receive the Serve Learn 101 certificate of participation all participants need to complete the Serve Learn Academy learning activities. Feedback will be provided on the performance tasks that form the basis of the course summative assessments at the end of the workshop Week 4.
Testimonials for Serve Learn Academy, Facilitation and Service Learning 101 Institute course Feedback
“I found the platform easy to navigate and it helped me keep track of my asynchronous learning. It provided great flexibility to work around other commitments also.”
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Director at Serve Learn Educational Consultants
Tara Barton is the Director of Serve Learn Educational Consultants and has extensive experience and expertise in leadership, curriculum development and integration, developing sustainable service learning frameworks for learning organizations.
Tara has lived and worked internationally for 18 years in the Middle East, Asia, and Africa and is currently based in Melbourne, Victoria Australia. She works with international schools around the world consulting and applying the K-12 Serve Learn Curriculum with stakeholders. Tara has a Masters in Educational Leadership (LeHigh University, USA), PTC Principals Training Certificate (USA), Is a qualified UbD Trainer (Wiggins UbD, USA) and Coaching Certification from University Wisconsin USA.,