2012 Service-Learning & Community Engagement Conference
Friday, October 19, 2012 at 7:45 AM - Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 2:00 PM (PDT)
This conference will bring together students, teachers, teacher educators, researchers, school and university administrators, and community members to explore intersections of service-learning initiatives and community engagements across K-16 settings. Service-learning, traditionally defined as a multifaceted approach to integrating classroom instruction and academic research with meaningful community service, has the potential to enrich learning, teach civic responsibility, impact educational policy, and strengthen partnerships within schools, universities, and communities. Long recognized as an effective strategy for inspiring student learning, engagement, and activism and increasing civic participation, service-learning has been credited with raising high school graduation rates, motivating students to go to and complete college, and encouraging civic participation. Conference attendees will have an opportunity to participate in roundtable discussions, panel sessions, and teaching and research conversations all in an effort to learn more about the potential of service-learning and community engagement initiatives in schools and local communities. A major goal of this working conference is to promote teaching, interdisciplinary research, and outreach efforts that support students' academic engagements across settings. We hope you will join us for what promises to be a fulfilling conference. The conference officially begins at 7:30AM on Friday, October 19, 2012 at the Convention Center. The conference officially ends at
When & Where
The Ohio State University (OSU) AND The Columbus Education Association (CEA)
Contact Dr. Valerie Kinloch, Emily Nemeth, or Tamara Butler at: firstname.lastname@example.org.