Athens, Ga. – An introductory, interactive workshop on service-learning for area educators will be held May 6 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education. The workshop will offer ways to make curriculum more relevant and engaging to students and help students make a difference in the community.
“The Service-Learning in P-12 Classrooms: Connecting Curriculum to Community” workshop is being co-hosted by UGA’s Office of Service-Learning and the College of Education. Service-learning is the application of academic skills and knowledge to address a community need, issue, or problem and to enhance student learning.
In the workshops, participants will:
• Explore the concept of service-learning and how it relates to specific grade levels;
• Examine project examples from local classrooms;
• Learn about funding support, community partners, project ideas and how to demonstrate the impact of the project;
• Develop a plan for implementing service-learning in the classroom; and
• Learn from and work with experienced K-12 service-learning educators.
Registration cost is $175 per workshop (includes the text and companion CD, “The Complete Guide to Service Learning: Proven, Practical Ways to Engage Students in Civic Responsibility, Academic Curriculum,” and “Social Action” by Cathryn Kaye, as well as a resource binder with additional materials. Refreshment breaks, lunch and a parking pass are also included in the cost. The registration deadline is April 26.
For more information, or to register online, see www.coe.uga.edu/events/.