San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
This event is open to GGC faculty & staff only.
Experiential Learning Track: SL 101 - What is Service-Learning?
Have you ever thought about how your teaching can positively impact your community? Service-learning is a pedagogy that connects the community to the classroom, creating meaningful opportunities for students to learn by doing while becoming informed and productive citizens. We invite you to explore this exciting and meaningful teaching style and discover how the community can be a presence in your classroom.
Dr. Kelsey Woodard - CTE Experiential Learning Specialist
Dr. Kelsey Woodard is the experiential learning specialist for the Center for Teaching Excellence. She holds a B.S. degree in business information systems from Albany State University, and a M.A. in educational technology and Ph.D. in educational leadership: higher education, both from Western Michigan University. Woodard served as the director of service-learning and civic engagement at Darton State College (DSC) prior to her current appointment. She has more than 10 years of experience working with faculty, and teaching and advising university students and adult learners serving at Western Michigan University, Goodwill Industries of Southwest Michigan, and Kalamazoo Public Schools in Kalamazoo, MI.
Woodard's research and interests are in the areas of service-learning and reflection, and pre/in-service teacher assessment. A natural exhorter with a heart to serve, Woodard seeks to empower experiential learning communities through the cultivation of authentic relationships with campus and community stakeholders.