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When: Wednesday, October 17
Where: Mt. Washington Conference Center
Bethesda, Maryland 
United States

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Registration: $125 members, $175 non-members


Wednesday, 8am-3pm

Service Learning: Best Practices and Engaging Strategies for 2018

Moving from ideas to purposeful action: this is the heart ♡ of service learning. Independent school educators seek ways to add depth and meaning to learning, and strategies that will guide students to understand the dense and complex issues facing our communities. This can best be accomplished by extending academic connections beyond the confines of the classroom through a reliable and effective process: service learning. Participate in a dynamic interchange and engaging experiences as together we explore how service learning builds the capacity for students to:

· Conduct social analysis through action research—a method applicable to every research assignment

· Authenticate a community need—increase the ability to make local and global connections

· Elevate question asking skills—a transferable ability that augments all learning

· Reflect by choice on significant moments and learning—and enjoy the process of reflection

· Demonstrate what has been learned, the process of learning, and what has been accomplished through service—resulting in a more astute and competent learner

Through a vivid articulation of the five stages of service learning, you will be more able to strengthen everyday teaching as well as guide students to understand a replicable process of participating in social activism.

Service learning has been defined as the fourth wall of the classroom that extends into the community. This is the time to “knock down the walls.”

This day is designed for educators in grades K-12 to provide practical strategies you can use immediately. Handouts are included. Come ready for participation!


About the Presenter:  Maureen Connolly, Ed.D. is a professor in The School of Education at The College of New Jersey. She also works with CBK Associates, a consulting group that provides professional development programs promoting service learning, strategies for success with academics, and 21st Century Skills. Maureen was an English teacher and service learning coordinator at Mineola High School on Long Island, NY for fifteen years. She is the co-author of Next Generation Literacy: Using the Tests (You Think) You Hate to Help the Students You Love; Getting to the to Core of English Language Arts, Grades 6-12: How to Meet the Common Core State Standards with Lessons from the Classroom; and Getting to the Core of Literacy for History/Social Studies, Science and Technical Subjects, Grades 6-12. Maureen believes that at the heart of her profession is the need to develop purposeful learning that opens students’ eyes to the potential for positive change in themselves and in their local, national, and global communities.




Wednesday, 8:30am-3pm (breakfast available at 8am)


Service Learning: Best Practices and Engaging Strategies for 2018
with Maureen Connolly, CBK Associates

8-8:30am – Breakfast

8:30-9am – Registration



·       Why service learning matters

·       Defining service learning

·       Curriculum Integration

·       Global Goals

·       Engaging in the five stages of service learning

·       Deepening the learning and strengthening the outcomes




1-3pm – Two track options:


New Leader Track – With Maureen Connolly

·       Social analysis through action research

·       Reflection that cultivates reflective beings


Veteran Track – With Leitzel Schoen, Becky McNight, Kate Parker-Burgard
This session will include a panel followed by table discussions. The goal is for veteran service learning leaders to dive deeper into their programs.




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