Service Learning & Community Action for Remote Classrooms

Service Learning & Community Action for Remote Classrooms

“With classrooms going remote, and students cut-off from the real-world, how can we make community service activities possible? And why is this arguably the best time to have students engage with service and action? Join our expert community service educators to learn how they have incorporated service learning elements into remote teaching, and engaged students to continue building extremely crucial skills such as problem-solving & empathy – which the world needs now more than ever.

About the Panelists:

Laurence Myers
Service Learning Coordinator, K-12, American School of Dubai
He is currently the Service Learning Coordinator at the American School of Dubai (ASD). He also serves as a steering committee member for Compass Education, a not-for-profit organization focusing on sustainability education through systems thinking processes and tools and serves as a Compass Education trainer. His current work primarily emphasizes curriculum development and integration of ASD’s service learning framework across all learning environments but also includes heavy doses of collaboration and communication with administration, staff and external organizations. Additionally, he is experienced in establishing and supporting student-led Eco-Schools programs and coordinated ASD’s winning submission for a Zayed Sustainability Award Global High Schools category (MENA region), the Expo 2020 Sustainable Champions Award and the GESS 2020 Ambassador for the Environment award for our Changemaker Education program.

Maipelo N’Guessan
Service Learning and IB CAS Coordinator, International Community School of Abidjan (ICSA)- Côte d’Ivoire
Maipelo is the PreK – 12 Service Learning and IB CAS Coordinator at the International Community School of Abidjan (ICSA) in Côte d’Ivoire. Before joining ICSA, she worked as a research assistant at Kansas State University where she graduated in 2007 with a Master of Science in Ecology. Prior to being the Service Learning and IB CAS Coordinator, she also taught several high school science classes including Environmental Science and IB Chemistry.

Suji DeHart
Educational consultant for Service and Global Citizenship
Suji has been a librarian, service coordinator and international educator for the past 20 years, most recently working at International School of Kuala Lumpur, and also with Make A Difference Travel, a social enterprise that works for and with marginalised communities. Her passions lie in education for lesser served communities, bringing progress through forging partnerships to promote literacy and service learning.
Learning through service is a key component, she believes, in bringing up youth (and adults; it is never too late to learn!) to live happier and more connected, ethical lives.
Lately, in her roles with both MAD Travel/Courses and Orenda Learning, Suji has been collaborating to create innovative new means for students to engage in virtual service, after they have built a solid foundational understanding of best practice in service.

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/suji-dehart

Key focus:
Why service learning is an essential part of experiential learning
Engaging students with community action during a pandemic
Building student skills through service & action

Who should attend: Primary & Secondary School Educators, Community Service Coordinators, Academic Coordinators, School Heads

Date

Oct 23 2020
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Time

5:00 pm

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  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Oct 23 2020
  • Time: 7:30 am

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Speakers

  • Laurence Myers

    He is currently the Service Learning Coordinator at the American School of Dubai (ASD). He also serves as a steering committee member for Compass Education, a not-for-profit organization focusing on sustainability education through systems thinking processes and tools and serves as a Compass Education trainer. His current work primarily emphasizes curriculum development and integration of ASD’s service learning framework across all learning environments but also includes heavy doses of collaboration and communication with administration, staff and external organizations. Additionally, he is experienced in establishing and supporting student-led Eco-Schools programs and coordinated ASD’s winning submission for a Zayed Sustainability Award Global High Schools category (MENA region), the Expo 2020 Sustainable Champions Award and the GESS 2020 Ambassador for the Environment award for our Changemaker Education program.

  • Maipelo N’Guessan
    Maipelo N’Guessan
    Service Learning and IB CAS Coordinator, International Community School of Abidjan (ICSA)- Côte d’Ivoire

    Maipelo is the PreK – 12 Service Learning and IB CAS Coordinator at the International Community School of Abidjan (ICSA) in Côte d’Ivoire. Before joining ICSA, she worked as a research assistant at Kansas State University where she graduated in 2007 with a Master of Science in Ecology. Prior to being the Service Learning and IB CAS Coordinator, she also taught several high school science classes including Environmental Science and IB Chemistry.

  • Suji DeHart
    Suji DeHart
    Educational consultant for Service and Global Citizenship

    Suji has been a librarian, service coordinator and international educator for the past 20 years, most recently working at International School of Kuala Lumpur, and also with Make A Difference Travel, a social enterprise that works for and with marginalised communities. Her passions lie in education for lesser served communities, bringing progress through forging partnerships to promote literacy and service learning.
    Learning through service is a key component, she believes, in bringing up youth (and adults; it is never too late to learn!) to live happier and more connected, ethical lives.
    Lately, in her roles with both MAD Travel/Courses and Orenda Learning, Suji has been collaborating to create innovative new means for students to engage in virtual service, after they have built a solid foundational understanding of best practice in service.

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