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Service-Learning

Service-Learning Workshop Material

Thinking about Service-Learning:

Service-Learning Workshops

Please register for workshops via the seminar registration link.

Classes can be designed and delivered by request. To set up an individual class, please email Dr. Theresa S. Beyerle.

Part one—The Basics

This workshop is designed to give faculty the basic tools for understanding how to painlessly incorporate experiential learning into the curriculum. The Basics includes definitions and examples of service-learning, handouts for getting started, and discussion targeted at audience questions and interests.

Part two—Designing the Course

This is the second in a series of how faculty can painlessly implement experiential learning into the curriculum. Designing the Course includes definitions and examples of service-learning courses, handouts for getting started, and discussion targeted at audience questions and interests.

Part three— The Partnership

This third workshop in the series explores how to create partnerships with nonprofit organizations to incorporate experiential learning projects. The Parnership includes definitions and examples of service-learning courses, and overviews of nonprofit organizations, handouts for getting started, and discussion targeted at your questions and interests.

Part four –-Service-Learning in STEM fields: teaching for meaning

The fourth workshop delves into how to integrate experiential learning into STEM curriculum. Service-Learning in STEM fields includes discussion of how to incorporate service-learning into STEM classes as well as identification of unique community partners. Discussion targeted at audience questions and interests.

Part five – How does Service-Learning improve student success?

How does Service-Learning improve Student Success includes a discussion of the research as well as success stories from UA classes. Faculty who have a history of successful service-learning will be encouraged to attend to share their stories.

Part six – Teaching your students to “Pay it Forward” through a philanthropy project

UA students have had opportunities to not only learn about philanthropy—but to actually award grants to local nonprofits. How can you incorporate a philanthropy project into your class and why would you want to? Presentation of past successes, discussion of how to create a life-changing experience for your students. Note: Limited ITL mini-grants will be available for service-learning philanthropy projects.

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