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Advisory and Service Learning Institute: Academics, Engagement and Purposeful Action

Date: Monday - July 16, 2018
Time: All Day
Location: Carey Conference Center

Rensselaerville, NY
Monday, July 16 - Thursday, July 19, 2018
Cathryn Berger Kaye

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

Monday, July 16, Beginning with Lunch at noon
Tuesday and Wednesday, July 17-18, All Day
Thursday July 19, Concludes after lunch

Register Here.  Registration includes program tuition, housing + meals for three nights, and two 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. Registration includes program tuition, housing + meals for two nights, and two books including The Complete Guide to Service Learning. The institute is open to all educators for this advanced weekend on advisory and service learning best practices.

Overview

The institute will give advisory leaders the tools to fully engage their students in meaningful ways. While Service Learning is one of the best avenues toward engagement outside the classroom, many activities and advisory methodologies will be explored. 

Service Learning moves us from ideas to purposeful action: this is the heart ♡ of service learning. Educators across the globe continue to seek ways to add depth and meaning to the learning process. We seek advanced strategies to compel understandings that are applicable to the dense and complex issues facing our communities. We want to know how to sustain and value the cultures—histories and traditions—around us. And we want to guide students in addressing significant issue that has lasting impact, improves and expands opportunities for vulnerable populations, protects our environment, and matters.

While service learning can be done in a myriad of settings within a school, our work will be to deepen academics and advisory with engagement motivated by the intrinsic desire to connect with community and participate in worthwhile experiences. With challenges facing us – locally and globally – service learning is a reliable process that builds transferable skills and knowledge to meet our present and future.  

This time together we will stretch each other and go further with our visions. We will explore the five stages of service learning to strengthen the ways we investigate issues. We will look at how our schools can adopt a culture of service with academics at the core. We will learn from and with each other and discover ideas and approaches that surprise us all  

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

If you have attended workshops or weekends with author and international educator Cathryn Berger Kaye, this is the time to return. New and advanced concepts will expand our thinking and approach to education plus practical tools and strategies you can use to assist students and colleagues advance their service learning and advisory experiences – schoolwide. 

What we will cover

  • An academic and advisory emphasis on service learning integration 
  • A deeper dive into the Essential Elements and Five Stages of Service Learning as viable to advance content knowledge and reinforce transferable skills
  • Integration of engaging teaching methods, literature and conceptual thinking within the advisory and  service learning process
  • Application of the service learning process to advisory groups and transdisciplinary curriculum design
  • Refresh our look at reflection with diverse approaches that work for advisory groups
  • Consider how demonstration emphasizes metacognition and deeper understanding of self as learner
  • Establishing partnerships
  • Youth as leaders
  • A new way of thinking about assessment

Special Features!

  • Evening gatherings that will surprise, inform, and provide powerful strategies you can replicate
  • An international group of educators that can lead to meaningful collaborations
  • And with this beautiful setting, we will have walks and talks, outdoor gatherings, and time for hikes.

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, advisory programs, 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 international 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 over seven 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. For questions, email cathy@cbkassociates.com.

Tentative Schedule

July 16, 2016
            12:00 noon lunch and registration
            1:00-4:30 pm (1 fifteen minute break)
            5:30 – 7:15 Cocktails and dinner
            7:30-9:00 pm - Exploring Diversity
July 17, 2016
            7:30 -8:15 Breakfast
            8:30-Noon (1 twenty minute break)
            12 – 12:45 Lunch
            1:00-4:30 pm (1 fifteen minute break)
            5:30 – 7:15 Cocktails and dinner
            7:30-9:00 pm  - School Exchange

July 18, 2016
            7:30 -8:15 Breakfast
            8:30-Noon (1 twenty minute break)
            12 – 12:45 Lunch
            1:00-4:30 pm (1 fifteen minute break)
            5:30 – 7:15 Cocktails and dinner
            7:30-9:00 pm  - Resources, Videos, and Music (Brewery-Optional!)
July 19, 2016
            7:30 -8:15 Breakfast
            8:30-Noon (1 twenty minute break)
            12 – 12:45 Lunch
            1:00  FAREWELL

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, advisory programs, 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 international 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 over seven 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. For questions, email cathy@cbkassociates.com.


Register Here.  Fee includes room, board, and all materials. (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.

Transportation:

  • The Conference Center is about 3.5 hours by car from New York City. Click here for directions
  • By train, take Amtrak to Albany/Rensselaerville. Plan to arrive in Albany at around 1:00 pm on the first day, departing at around 2:00 pm on the closing day.
  • To arrange for transportation from the station or aiport to the Conference Center (about 1 hour) , call 1-518-797-5100 at least 7 days before your arrival. Cabs are not available at the station, so you must make these arrangements in advance. CLICK HERE for Carey Center Transportation  form, which must be submitted by email no later than Tuesday July 11, 2018. 

More information will be sent directly to registrants. Should you have questions, contact Barbara Swanson.(615-300-6457)

Registrants should bring a wireless-enabled laptop.

 

Fees below apply until June 1, 2018.

Late registration fee of $50 will apply after July 1. 

  • Residential NYSAIS Member, including room and board - $995*
  • Residential NonMember, including room and board - $1095*
  • Commuter (meals only) - $695
  • * $100 per person discount 3 or more registering together. 

 

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