Connect with members of the North Carolina Service-Learning Coalition to expand your professional network and learn about best practices in service-learning at 2 great conferences March 22-24, 2017!
Gulf South Summit on Service-Learning & Civic Engagement through Higher Education
This year the theme of the conference is “Fostering Inclusive Communities Together.” The conference will take place March 22-24 at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Look for members of the North Carolina Service-Learning Coalition who will present a poster session at this conference. For more information, visit http://www.gulfsouthsummit.org/
Dare to Dream, the 28th Annual National Service-Learning Conference
Dare to Dream will gather more than 1,000 youth and adults, March 22-24, 2017 in Anaheim, CA, from across the country and around the world for three days of learning, inspiration, and connection. This intergenerational event creates a unique atmosphere, where youth bring incredible energy and passion to discussions on education and social policy. Both youth and adults gain the tools, resources, ideas, and support to return home to improve their practice, their schools, and their communities. Dare to Dream is sponsored by National Youth Leadership Conference. The North Carolina Service-Learning Coalition is proud to be an affiliate for this event and a long time partner for service-learning with the NYLC. For more information, visit http://servicelearningconference.org/2017/
Teachers are real life superheroes. They educate, innovate, encourage and support. Every day they touch the lives of millions of children and their work and impact extends far beyond the boundaries of the classroom.Take the time to celebrate these real life superheroes during PTA Teacher Appreciation Week, May 2-6, 2016. The NEA has partnered with GoFundMe to celebrate these superheroes who give so much to our communities. http://www.pta.org/thankateacher
During Teacher Appreciate Week, we also celebrate Jahana Hayes from Waterbury, Connecticut, who was recently named the new National Teacher of the Year. Hayes will spend the next year traveling around the country as an advocate for educators. We’re especially excited that she hopes to use her new platform to promote service-learning: “We spend a lot of time teaching kids to be self-sufficient and high achievers, and I think we really need to spend some time also teaching them: OK, now what do you do with that? What does it mean? You have this knowledge and information, how can you use it to improve the human condition? I think we need to nurture empathy from a very early age.” Read the article on The Huffington Post and watch an interview with her from CBS This Morning.
Originally appeared on Youth Serve America’s website.
April 20, 2016 3:30 PM EDT Webcast
STEAM + Service Learning: An Initiative to Improve Communities and Increase Opportunities
STEAM is quickly catching on as the “new trend” in Education. However, what if this teaching approach could be used to increase diversity in STEM fields? Dr. Quigley is examining just that by connecting STEAM to Service Learning as a way for students to explore their communities. In this presentation, Dr. Quigley will describe STEAM, the connections to diversity, and how STEAM and Service Learning are a natural fit.