Each year, the VCU Service-Learning Workshop provides service-learning instructors with the opportunity to improve their knowledge and skill in teaching high-quality service-learning courses.
The workshop topics change each year, and the format consists of both didactic and interactive sessions. Expert guest speakers and/or panel presentations are incorporated into the agenda, and a 'toolkit' of resources is provided to all participants.
2018-19 Workshop Details
Engaging Community Partners as Co-Educators in Community-Based Learning and Service-Learning
Friday, February 8th, 2019, 9:30am - 12:30pm
Facilitated by Melody C. Porter, Director, Office of Community Engagement, William & Mary; and Mike Rackett, Assistant Professor, VCU ASPiRE, Virginia Commonwealth University
Location: University of Richmond, Carole Weinstein International Center, Room TBD
This faculty development workshop, offered by the VA Engage Network in coordination with the University of Richmond Bonner Center for Civic Engagement and the VCU Office of Service-Learning, is designed for instructors who are teaching community-engaged or service-learning courses.
The interactive half-day workshop will focus on involving community partners and members as co-educators in community-based learning. Participants will consider topics including: best practices for developing productive partnerships; the variety of roles partners can play in educating students; strategies for troubleshooting potential challenges; and understanding possible benefits for all involved. Based in a critical service-learning framework, the workshop will also explore ways that partners can expand our understanding of teaching, learning, and social change beyond traditional practice. All levels of experience welcome; bring your questions and tips to share.
For more information, contact Katie Elliott, associate director of service-learning, at firstname.lastname@example.org.