Service Learning 201 Institute

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Starting Dates:
14 and 15th July

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Description of learning:

To understand why and how to integrate service learning  into a unit of conceptual inquiry for the development of global citizenship and how to create assessments for learning.


Why and How to lead service learning and coordinate for success and sustainability in all schools.


  • Why and How Service Learning can be embedded into a unit of conceptual inquiry
  • Approaches to service learning
  • Approaches to assessment
  • Alignment of units using backwards design

 Be able to: 

  • Integrate service learning  into a current unit of conceptual inquiry as a plan for sustainable service learning aligned with backwards design
  • Create a rubric for student self assessment

Participants will explore

  • Integration
  • Backwards design planning 
    Service learning projects
  • Influences on learning
  • Assessment of, as, for learning

Intended Outcomes: Development of:

  • A fully integrated service learning unit of conceptual inquiry using standards and benchmarks and backwards design for alignment of stages.
  • A self assessment rubric aligned to the service learning unit of conceptual inquiry

Participants will spend approximately 1.5 hours online (zoom synchronous meetings weekly) and two hours of independent study asynchronous application of learning.

Instructor/Facilitator and Feedback:

To receive the Serve Learn Coordination 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.

Required Reading:

Creative Methods of Assessment in Online Learning – Center for Teaching and Learning | Wiley Education Services

Facilitator is Tara Barton

Testimonials for Serve Learn Academy, Facilitation and Service Learning and Sustainability Institute course Feedback:
Tara Barton’s work designing, implementing and evaluating Service Learning programming in international schools is exemplary. She has a deep understanding of the core Service Learning principles required by international schools, the theoretical framework that reinforces these, and the adult learning strategies that enable educators to embed Service Learning within their teaching practice. Any school or organization looking to establish a robust and authentic Service Learning programme should certainly be talking to Tara and her colleagues at Serve Learn Educational Consulting. 
 Dr Peter Bateman 
Executive Director 
Association of International School in Africa (AISA) 

Tara Barton

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.,

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