This is a pre-event for our longer Service Learning Event, but one can register to attend this event by itself.
Friday pre-event: Service Learning Program for Equity - $125 ($100 if one registers before 9/16)
Friday pre-event: Service Learning Program for Equity - $175 ($150 if one registers before 9/16)
This workshop, designed for educators at the middle and high school level, will explore why it is important to move the notion of community service beyond just the volunteer aspect and really engage students in the “learning“ aspect of service learning. Incorporating a multicultural education approach to a service learning program can both enhance the experience of all students involved in the class, as well as enhance relationships with a school’s community partners.
The presenter will combine a discussion of Tania D. Mitchell’s definition of Critical Service Learning with guiding principles of multicultural education, to frame a unique way to engage in equity work within the community, while preparing students to be engaged outside of the school community as well. The presenter will share experiences incorporating themes around identity, power and privilege into a 9-12 Independent School Service Learning curriculum. Participants will have the opportunity to engage with other service-learning educators around these themes and come to new understandings around critical service learning while taking away practical tools and designing personal action steps.
In this interactive workshop, educators will engage with participants from around the country around the role service learning can play in equity work. While examining successful models of curriculum, participants will receive templates, worksheets and other helpful information to incorporate activities into their own programs. Some of the anticipated outcomes of this workshop are:
- Analyze the importance of exploring identity in a service-learning program.
- Hear from and share with workshop participants about the challenges and successes of initiating service programs incorporating multicultural education.
- Create collaborative partnerships and identify those schools that will serve as valuable resources beyond the workshop.
Amy Argenal is the Director of Service Learning at The Urban School of San Francisco. She received her M.A and is completing her doctorate work in International and Multicultural Education from the University of San Francisco. She also received an M.A. in Human Rights from Mahidol University in Thailand. Amy has led a variety of workshops on Service Learning and has also presented research findings on transnational activism at a number of global conferences, including the annual conferences of both the Comparative International Education Society and the American Anthropological Association.
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