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Advanced Service Learning Institute: Academics, Engagement and Purposeful Action

Date: Monday - July 18, 2016
Time: All Day
Location: Carey Conference Center

Rensselaerville, NY
Monday, July 18 - Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Cathryn Berger Kaye

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

Monday, July 18, Beginning with Lunch at noon
Tuesday, July 19, All Day
Wednesday July 20, Concludes at 4:00 pm

Register Here.  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 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 planeRegistration 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 service learning best practices.

Overview

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. Service learning becomes a vehicle for moving our academics forward with a high level of engagement motivated by the intrinsic desire to put ideas into action. This time together we will go further with exploring the five stages of service learning to strengthen the ways we investigate issues and apply the five elements of effective thinking. Capturing and telling the service learning stories and expanding youth voice, choice and leadership will also be explored.

With highly interactive sessions led by Cathryn Berger Kaye, we will all truly move ahead and advance with new ideas, strategies, and connections that will 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 experiences.

What we will cover

  • A new look at 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 21st century skill development within the service learning process
  • Application of the service learning process to transdisciplinary curriculum design
  • Refresh our look at reflection with diverse approaches
  • Consider how demonstration emphasizes metacognition and deeper understanding of self as learner
  • Establishing partnerships
  • Youth as leaders

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!
  • 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.

Schedule
July 18, 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 - videos
July 19, 2016
            7:30 -8:15 Breakfast
            8:30-Noon (2 fifteen minute breaks)
            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  
July 20, 2016
            7:30 -8:15 Breakfast
            8:30-Noon (2 fifteen minute breaks)
            12 – 12:45 Lunch
            1:00-4:00 pm (1 fifteen minute break)

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.  


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 to the Conference Center (about 1 hour) , call 1-518-797-5100 at least 5 days before your arrival. Cabs are not available at the station, so you must make these arrangements in advance. CLICK HERE to download  the Rensselaerville Travel Needs form, which must be submitted by email no later than Wednesday July 15, 2015. Instructions are on the form.

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, 2016. Late registration fee of $50 will apply after July 1. Contact maria@nysais.org for more information.

  • Residential NYSAIS Member - $835
  • 3 or more NYSAIS Members, registering together -  $735.00
  • Residential NonMember - $850
  • 3 or more NonMembers, registering together -  $750.00
  • Commuter (meals only) - $585

 

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