Program for the 2010 PDI

Friday, January 8th

8:00 AM

Session Title:
Live Green Community: Using Service Learning to introduce students to natural resources
Presenters:
Gillian Bowser,Dave Anderson,Nancy Irlbeck,Kevin Soviak
Category:
Service Learning
Date:
Friday, January 8th 2010
Start Time:
8:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
214-16 LSC
Description:
We will explore a model using a residential learning community and natural resource agencies to promote stewardship and sustainability concepts in freshmen. Service learning gives hands-on experiences for freshmen to develop their own projects and learn how to work with community members.
Goals and Target Audience:
combination of professors and federal agency managers

10:00 AM

Session Title:
Engaging Students in Service-Learning: Curricular and Co-Curricular Models at CSU
Presenters:
Clayton Hurd,Jennifer Johnson
Category:
Service Learning
Date:
Friday, January 8th 2010
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
211E LSC
Description:
Are you interested in knowing more about how "service-learning" is defined and practiced at CSU? Are you interested in facilitating a service-learning experience for your students, or just wishing you knew where to refer students seeking quality, community-based learning experiences on the curricular or co-curricular level? If so, this workshop is for you. This seminar will provide a general overview of service-learning pedagogy, including best practices, as well as discuss a range of curricular and co-curricular models and programs that currently exist on the CSU campus. We will discuss some of the resources available to CSU faculty and staff(through the Office of Service-Learning and SLiCE Office) who wish to facilitate service-learning experiences for students. We will also talk about how to encourage students to get involved in service-learning, including information about where to send them to find quality community-learning experiences on and off-campus.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: 1. to provide an overview of service-learning pedagogy and models, including best practices 2. to discuss various models of curricularly integrated service-learning experiences as they exist at CSU - from introductory classes to senior capstones. 3. to share information about co-curricular service-learning programs and experiences that currently exist on campus 4. To introduce resources and opportunities available to CSU faculty and staff who wish to participate in and/or develop service-learning experiences for students 5. To share information about where to refer students to find out about a full range of community service and service-learning opportunties available through CSU programs.