Teaching and Learning Webinars

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These recorded webinars address service-learning as a teaching strategy aligned with the Common Core State Standards, a strategy for developing global competencies, impacting literacy and addressing the opportunity gap. Click on the title to view the recording.

Kindness and Philanthropy in the Classroom

Is your classroom part of the kindness movement? Discover how practicing kindness and philanthropy empowers youth to make their mark on the world in ways big and small. We'll help you prepare for Random Acts of Kindness week (Feb. 11 - 17) with activities and lessons that apply 21st-century learning skills and align with Common Core State Standards. Meet academic expectations through character and philanthropy education and promote social-emotional learning with lessons and ideas that you can apply now. 

Connecting Service-Learning and the Common Core

Preparing students for life beyond school, teaching them to solve problems through inquiry and analysis, and developing their understanding of real-world issues are goals central to both the Common Core State Standards and service-learning. Join generationOnAmerica's Promise Alliance and author and educator Maureen Connolly for free resources and strategies to support your work in developing the skills and knowledge young people need to be successful. 



Exploring the World through Service-Learning: A Teaching and Learning Strategy for Global Competency

Discover how service-learning, a teaching and learning strategy that engages youth in service to meet learning objectives and address real-world issues, can be a powerful tool for developing global competency in K-12 students. Using the service-learning process, students investigate local and global issues, develop and apply knowledge and skills to take action through service and meaningfully reflect on those experiences. Presented as part of the 2012 Global Education Conference

Book drives are a time-honored way of sharing the gift of literacy, but are often de-contextualized and youth may be unclear about the lasting impact of their project. Learn how using the strategy of service-learning can provide valuable learning opportunities and give meaning to book drives and other service projects that promote literacy. We will tour the generationOn and Learning to Give websites and show you how to access free standards-aligned K-12 service-learning and philanthropy education lesson plans, teacher resources and professional development. We will also introduce the generationOn Schools program and discuss best practices for engaging students in real-world learning through service. Presented as part of the Read.Write.Act Virtual Conference 2012 hosted by SCALE

Service-Learning and the Opportunity Gap

This webinar will cover the basics of service-learning and explore the research evidence on the positive impacts of using service-learning with youth affected by issues of poverty. Learn about "neighboring", an asset- and empowerment-based approach to community development, and how to empower all students, regardless of family income, to be agents of change.