Sample Professional Development Opportunities

Lunch & Learn – From a Student’s Perspective

Are you interested in hearing students’ perspectives of service-learning?  Please join us at Food for Thought- From a Student’s Perspective, an informal luncheon sponsored by the Service-Learning Office.  This luncheon is an opportunity to engage in conversation with students, faculty, and staff about perspectives on service-learning courses.  It is an opportunity to share ideas, discuss best practices and challenges, ask questions, and offer feedback.


Service-Learning 101                                                        

Are you new to service-learning or interested in furthering your understanding of service-learning?  Join us for an exploration of the basics of service-learning including methods and models, benefits and challenges as well as strategies for effective reflection and community partner development. A packet of activities and resources will be provided to help you get started.


A Developmental Balancing Act: Designing a Service-Learning Curriculum with Student Readiness in Mind
Presenter:  Shari Galiardi, Director of Service-Learning at Appalachian State University

Do your students have difficulty engaging in discussion and/or critically reflecting about their service-learning experience? Do you find that getting students to work effectively in service-learning groups is a challenge? By looking at service-learning through a developmental lens, you will learn how to assess student readiness and design an appropriate curriculum that will support student achievement of your goals. Workshop is designed for classroom instructors.


Lunch & Learn -Break Trip Leadership

Are you interested in what it takes to serve as a staff/faculty leader on a Break Trip?  If so, attend this Lunch & Learn to learn about "ins and outs" of Break Trip Leadership, meet with experienced Break Trip leaders, and brainstorm ideas with other insterested faculty and staff.


Work Crews and Service

Are you a work crew supervisor who is interested in integrating service into your work crew experience?  If so, attend this session to learn about various ways to connect service to your work crew, how to frame service, and potential partnerships.