STUDENTS TAKE ACTION: Making the World a Better Place

Course No. ED477o, ED577o

Students taking action through service-learning is an effective way of engaging students in community service with explicit learning objectives, preparation, and reflection that positively engage them in classroom activities. You will discover that service-learning is not just another objective to meet; it connects students between the service they provide and their academic coursework.

Research has shown that students participating in service-learning positively affect students' engagement, helping them better understand themselves in relation to others. You will find an increase in students' positive interactions with teachers and peers through group collaboration, increasing their critical thinking skills, classroom attendance, confidence, leadership skills, and more.

We have gathered ten exceptional non-profit organizations representing local, national, and international companies. They will discuss how their organizations have positively impacted children and their community and how you and your students can help them reach their goals through a service-learning project.

Nonprofit organizations participating are:

This course is appropriate for teachers K-12. 

The registration period for this course will end on July 17th. After that date, we will not be accepting new registrations. This is a six (6) month course, and it will no longer be available online after January 17th, 2024. Please make sure all of your assignments are completed before then.

This course includes ten (10) hours of Zoom presentations.
Dates and times are: Monday, July 10th – Friday, July 14th, 2023
Each day, there will be two 1-hour presentations, including a brief breakout
session, ending with a brief questions and answers session.

1st presentation starts at 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
(A 15-minute break)
2nd presentation starts at 10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
(Due to scheduling difficulties, the Free2Love presentation
scheduled for Tuesday, July 12th, will begin 15 minutes later,
at 10:30 a.m.)

Participants missing a live presentation may view the recorded version on this Padlet, which will be available within 24 hours of the Zoom session.

The Zoominar link will remain the same for all presentations.
Zoom Link:
Meeting ID: 875 4818 8833
Passcode: VUN20x

We advise you to review and download the course syllabus before registering. Syllabus
  • Gained an understanding of the benefits of service-learning for students, teachers, and the community.
  • Learned about the 5 strategies of service-learning.
  • Learned about the 4 different types of service-learning.
  • Created an environment where students develop leadership skills
  • Developed a sense of social justice through the understanding of diverse cultures.
  • Integrated student classroom learning with their community and beyond.
  • Learned how to provide students with hands-on experience with real-world issues.
  • Learned to develop a series of service-learning activities on planning, designing, and implementing a community-based project with their students.

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