The CLICK Workshop – Connect Learning In Community Knowledge
Thursday, October 3rd, 9:00 am -3:00 pm
Jewett Hall Auditorium, Augusta Campus
Create classes that provide real-world learning experiences for your students!
The UMA Office of Civic Engagement is proud to announce this professional development opportunity for full-time and part-time faculty to incorporate civic engagement and service learning into your live or distance syllabi. Revamp a class, or design a new course from scratch!
This is an active workshop, not a “sit and listen” presentation of ideas, so attendees should come with a specific class syllabus and be prepared to transform it.
Service learning and other civic engagement opportunities built into a course curriculum provide students with hands-on learning opportunities that brings classroom content to life. Moreover, service learning has been shown to increase student engagement, retention, and graduation — not to mention that students better retain knowledge that they learned hands-on.
The CLICK Workshop is a day-long dedication of time and effort to transform your civic engagement work. Peer guides will provide you with tools, time and brainstorming support to infuse your teaching with civic engagement activity. By the end of the day, you will have written a new syllabus with incorporated activities and a plan for its implementation.
Lunch will be provided and mileage will be covered for faculty traveling from other campuses. A $100 honorarium will be provided for up to 15 attendees upon completion of a draft civic engagement/service learning syllabus.Apply for this workshop today!
For more information, contact Kati Corlew, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tentative agenda (subject to change)
9 am -10 am: Opening and overview of the day’s topics and activities
10 am – 11 am: CE Toolkit Workshop with Instructional Designer Araminta Matthews
11 am – 3 pm: Choose Your Own Adventure.
As you work on designing your syllabus, you are likely to hit some common stumbling blocks or wonder about best practices for certain facets of your class. Come and go, on your own time, to the following tables to discuss your pedagogy and brainstorm solutions specific to YOUR class. Option may include:
- “Watch and Surf” with James Cook
When integrating civic engagement into higher education, planning action is only half of the process. Watching what happens in civic engagement actions and using what you see to maximize student and community outcomes is the other vital half. Develop a plan for what you’ll watch. Learn how to find patterns in civic engagement activity at the large scale of organization and the long dimension of time, with an eye on ultimate impact.
- “Good Grief” with Kati Corlew
Developing and maintaining relationships with community partners; cultivating students’ sense of responsibility to their work and to community partners.
- “Think Ahead” with Araminta Matthews
Syllabus mapping to learning outcomes and community activities.
- “Herding Cats” with Sharon Sawyer
Getting students to engage in CE/SL activities; getting their things done.
- “Leveraging Learners” with Tim Surrette
Exploring program- and course-level pedagogical opportunities that leverage adult learners’ well-established connections to their communities.
- “Solitary Sussing” with YOU
Alone time to work out the kinks and get your syllabus drafted.