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September 14, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Are you ready to enhance the academic power of your service-learning instruction? Seeking to increase students’ academic engagement through a project-based learning approach? Interested in helping students become better citizens by involving them in solving critical problems?

Take your service-learning practice to the next level with Dr. Sue Root, NYLC Senior Academic Fellow and Service-Learning by Design author in this 14-week asynchronous online course offered in partnership with Augsburg University’s Education Department.

Backward design is an approach to service-learning which yields more powerful student learning. It’s what we use in schools — because we know it works. Now we want you to know what we know. 

Participants will:

  • Develop a standards-based service-learning unit plan including inquiry, problem-solving, and citizenship skills;
  • Design authentic formative and summative assessments for service-learning;
  • Build strategies for strengthening academic and civic learning throughout a service-learning unit, including literacy learning; and 
  • Understand how to incorporate students into the development and implementation of service-learning unit.

K-12 teachers, both U.S. and international, curriculum developers, and administrators are encouraged to register. Participants should be familiar with service-learning. This course is not recommended for those new to service-learning instruction.

Registration and Dates

The class is scheduled for September 14 – December 18, 2020 and is asynchronous within a weekly timeframe (weekly participation is required but on your within your own schedule). Participants will receive three Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and an electronic copy of Service-Learning by Design by Dr. Sue Root, NYLC 2019. 

The fee for this course is $350 due at time of registration.


September 14, 2020
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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