Spring 2018 Service-Learning ‘Unconference’ and Regional Networking Events

Join us for NCSLC’s Spring Service-Learning ‘Unconference’ and Regional Networking Events! These regional service-learning ‘meet-ups’ will be held in an unconference format. An unconference is a conference without predefined topics. The theme will be service-learning, but actual topics will be generated during the conference. This format creates space for peer-to-peer learning, collaboration and creativity.

Register here and indicate which event you are planning to attend. There is no fee to attend, but you must register. Registration closes April 9th.

Asheville: April 16th 1:30-5:00pm

Key Center For Community Engaged Learning at UNCA
Brown Hall Room 217
Asheville, NC 28804

Raleigh: April 17th 1:30-5:00pm

James B Jr. Hunt Library
1070 Partners Way,
Raleigh, NC 27606

Wilmington: April 18th 1:30-5:00pm

Cape Fear Community College 
502 N. Front St.,
Wilmington, NC 28401

North CaroiIna Service Learning Coalition Presents


NC teachers brainstorm to inspire the next Woolworth Four

Techers inspiring the next Woolworth Four
(National Youth Leadership Council (NYLC) Blog, February 2017)

27 North Carolina social studies teachers may be inspiring the next Woolworth Four by giving their students the tools for not only reading history, but also making it.

Gathered at the historic Woolworth Counter in downtown Greensboro, NC, a group of teachers brainstormed big ideas to bring Civic Engagement and Service Learning to their schools and communities.

  • The big idea of the Bill of Rights framing American ideals became a youth review of a student handbook vis-a-vis the Bill of Rights, with student surveys and school board presentations driving the action.
  • The big idea of poverty as the root of many societal challenges became a youth-led resource bank of post-secondary options for students, with avenues for financial support as part of the research and deliberation phase of the inquiry cycle.
  • The big idea of civil rights issues shaping societal norms became an exploration of movements and activism, from the 1960s to present day, with ideas for English/Language Arts assessments and self-awareness leading to social awareness interspersed throughout the study.

Visit NYLC Blog for the detailed story: https://nylc.org/2018/02/13/civic-engagement-and-service-learning-in-north-carolina/

Professional Development Opportunities for K-14/16 Educators

Professional Development Opportunities for K-14/16 Educators
(University of Minnesota Institute for Global Studies / Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA) Summer Institutes)

  • $500-$1250 Stipends for High School and Community College Teachers of African Languages (including Arabic and Portuguese)
  • Taking Action: Acting Locally Linking Globally / Taking Action Curriculum Development
  • Madagascar Study Tour

For more information please visit: https://cla.umn.edu/global-studies/outreach-engagement/professional-development-educators/summer-institutes-0