3/8/2012. Filed under Press Releases.
Pittsburgh Cares is teaming up with the Pennsylvania Service Learning Alliance (PSLA) to bring you the best volunteerism and service learning professional development experience around! The series of PD opportunities is for educators, youth workers, parents, community based organizations, and youth to implement service, service-learning and philanthropy education in their community.
The keynote speakers, local panel of experts, and workshops will aim to equip its participants with the tools that they need to plan, implement, and evaluate service learning. A number of training options and styles are offered to meet your needs, from easy to register off-site seasonal workshops to on-your-site workshops tailored to your needs and brought straight to you.
To gain a better understanding of your needs and interests related to volunteerism and service learning, please take 5 minutes to complete this survey. CLICK HERE TO TAKE THE SURVEY Please note that this survey will only be up for the next couple of days, as we need to move quickly in order to prepare for our first ever PD experience in the series, coming this spring.
Also, just to give you a taste of how awesome the experience will be, check out the bio for one of our trainers.
Joan Lennon Liptrot
As the Executive Director of the Institute for Global Education and Service Learning Joan provides training and technical assistance to k-12 schools, higher education institutions, community, and faith based organizations as well as National Service programs. A former classroom teacher, with over 20 years of experience in education, international teacher training, and curriculum development, Joan has helped youth and adults develop, expand, and enhance their service-learning practice.
Working with educators and students in London, Sweden, Lithuania, and across the United States, Joan has helped develop youth driven service learning programs in a variety of settings. She has contributed to several national service learning program curriculums, is the co-author of Getting Started In Service-Learning and Developing Citizenship Through Community Development, as well as, the creator of the Multiple Intelligence Reflection Cards for Service Learning, the Student Reflection Field Guide, and co-creator of C3: Connecting Curriculum Categories game. She has lead a group of experts from across the country to create “The Service Learning Trainer’s Toolkit” a compilation of activities and tools, for youth and adult trainers, grounded in the research based Service Learning Standards for Quality Practice. Joan works with the National Service Learning Conference Management Team to organize and implement the “Rookie Track”, a series of workshops designed specifically for those new to the field of service-learning.
Most recently Joan has been working directly with youth across the country to strengthen youth leadership development. Locally she facilitates an after school program in her community, supports a Youth Action Council at her organization, and leads Youth Leadership Training. She works with school districts and organizations across the country to develop, support, and sustain youth trainers, youth boards, youth councils, and other youth leadership initiatives connected to service.
Don’t hesitate, take the survey today!