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All cancellations and requests for refunds MUST be submitted via email no later than 10 days prior to the day of the conference. Telephone requests WILL NOT be honored. An email to diana@nysais.org should be received no later than 10 days prior to conference. Request for refunds received after this deadline will not be considered.”

Service Learning Institute
Meeting the Needs of 21st Century Learners

Date: Monday - July 14, 2014
Time: All Day
Location: Carey Conference Center

Rensselaerville, NY
Monday, July 14 - Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Cathryn Berger Kaye

A three-day Institute of Conversations, Seminars, Ideas and Collegial Exchange led by Cathryn Berger Kaye, M.A.

Monday, July 14, Beginning with Lunch at noon
Tuesday, July 15, All Day
Wednesday July 16, Concludes at 4:00 pm

Register Here.  Registration includes program tuition, housing + meals for two nights, and three books including The Complete Guide to Service Learning. The institute is open to all educators.

For International School Educators: 1-2 Credits will be available through SUNY Buffalo. Extra cost will apply. For information, email cathy@cbkassociates.com.

Join Us at the Beautiful All-Inclusive Carey Conference Center, in Rensselaerville, NY. The Carey Conference Center is located less than 30 miles southwest of Albany and is easily accessible by car, train, bus or plane.

Service learning, a powerful teaching pedagogy, creates a conducive environment for developing transferable skills and knowledge, high engagement, and authentic experiences that gives meaning and purpose to school for teachers as well as students. During these three days, we will work in collaboration drawing from the expertise of all who attend, as well the knowledge from author and international consultant Cathryn Berger Kaye.

With highly interactive sessions, we will all truly move ahead and advance with new ideas, strategies, and connections that will continue long beyond our time together.

What We Will Cover:

  • A Fresh Look at Guiding Principles and Concepts for Service Learning
  • New Service Learning Standards and Benchmarks
  • 21st Century Competencies Integration
  • New Tools for Transdisciplinary Curricular Mapping
  • Action Research Methods
  • An In-depth Look at Reflection
  • New Resources for Elementary Levels
  • Aligning Service Learning to the Inquiry Cycle, IB, Common Core, or whatever Your School has as Priorities
  • Developing Meaningful Sustained Community Partnerships

Special Features!

  • Table Talks with Colleagues on Targeted Topics
  • An Evening Program on Integrating Literature, Music, and Theater into Service Learning—be prepared to Perform!
  • Seven Must Have Skills to Build Student Capacity for Service Learning
  • And with this beautiful setting, we will have walks and talks, outdoor gatherings, and time for hikes.

Be prepared for lively conversation, thoughtful reflection, and discovering ways you can lead professional development on these concepts and practical ideas that bring learning to life. Return to your school refreshed, inspired, and prepared to advance high quality, meaningful service learning.

We welcome school administrators, teachers, academic deans and curriculum coordinators, service learning coordinators, IB coordinators, and all others eager to advance service learning.

Located on an historic 100-acre estate overlooking Lake Myosotis in Rensselaerville, New York, the Carey Conference Center combines a 50-year tradition of superior group hospitality with 21st century convenience and technology. From our world-class food and inviting guest rooms to our professional, friendly staff and the natural beauty of our surroundings, the Carey Conference Center offers far more than what you may be used to.

Cathryn Berger Kaye, M.A., president of CBK Associates and ABCD Books, travels throughout the United States and globally providing professional development programs, conference keynotes, in-depth institutes, and exceptional education and learning resources on service learning, 21st century competencies, social and emotional realms, climate and culture, youth engagement, effective teacher strategies, and environmental sustainability. Her education work aligns with best teaching practices. Her services are frequently requested by independent and internarional schools for on-site consultations to advance and align pedagogy with a school’s mission statement, particularly with students as local and global contributors. Cathryn also has been consulting with the International Baccalaureate Programme for five years, infusing her dynamic service learning model into CAS, MYP and exploring advancements in PYP. Cathryn is the author of The Complete Guide to Service Learning and two books with environmentalist Philippe Cousteau. Cathryn is described as “lively,” “astounding energy,” with the “ability to both inspire and inform, offering practical ideas teachers can put to use immediately.” Find articles, blogs, Cathryn’s international calendar and more at www.cbkassociates.com.  

Click Here to Register (single rooms as available. We may need to double up if space runs short. We appreciate your flexibility) Fee is all inclusive (room and board), with wine/beer in the evening, all books and materials.

Fees below apply before July 1, 2014. Late registration fee of $50 will apply after July 1. Contact maria@nysais.org for more information.

  • Residential NYSAIS Member - $795
  • 3 or more NYSAIS Members, registering together -  $695.00
  • Residential NonMember - $810
  • 3 or more NonMembers, registering together -  $710.00
  • Commuter (meals only) - $545


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