Service Learning in the Classroom

Thursday, May 23, 2019 | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm | Room F1302

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Are you interested in an approach to teaching and learning that:

  • Promotes engaged learning through active student participation?
  • Amplifies teaching and extends your classroom with real, community-based opportunities to apply skills, confirm or challenge theory?
  • Provides time and space for students to reflect and make meaning of what they’ve learned and build links to academic content?
  • Fosters a sense of civic identity and personal agency?
  • Has decades of empirical research proving gains in school connectedness, interpersonal communication, retention, graduation, and career preparation, especially among historically marginalized students?

Before the summer begins, prioritize your professional growth and register to participate in this hands-on workshop on service learning pedagogy. Bring your laptop, a syllabus and your teaching experience for a deep dive in the waters of applied, community-based service learning.

Participants who complete this workshop will have the opportunity to apply for a Service Learning Fellowship. Faculty selected to be Service Learning Fellows will work over the summer to develop a significant service learning component for one of their Fall 2019 courses. Fellows will receive a $500 stipend and additional consultation with workshop facilitator Cristina Di Meo. Additional details about the fellowship will be shared at the Service Learning in the Classroom workshop on May 23.

Space is limited and advance registration is required! Register by Friday, May 10 to reserve a space in this workshop.

Workshop Facilitator Cristina DiMeo

Cristina Di Meo is the Associate Director of STEM Initiatives at LaGuardia Community College. She manages STEM programs related to the College’s Hispanic-Serving Institutions Title V grants, including experiential learning activities aligned to the College’s core competencies. Prior to LaGuardia, she was the Associate Assessment Analyst at the Queensborough Community College Office of Academic Service-Learning. She facilitated the planning and implementation of service-learning projects by developing strategic partnerships with nonprofit organizations, and led faculty development on integrating service-learning pedagogy into courses across disciplines. Her research has addressed the use of service-learning pedagogy at community colleges and its impact on student learning outcomes, workplace skills, retention, and civic engagement.

Organized by CETLS, the BMCC Learning Academy, and the Office of Internships and Experiential Learning.



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