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Community Based Learning Conference at Drexel

Drexel is hosting an intensive, three-day community-based learning (CBL) workshop October 10 - 12, 2016. The workshop will be held at the Dornsife Extension Center on days one and three. Sessions will include foundations and framework for community-based learning and partnerships. Students, faculty and community partners will offer hands-on advice and mentorship to guide a meaningful CBL course.

Day two will be facilitated by the Think Tank members within Graterford Correctional Institution and will include active learning pedagogy and rich discussion of “embracing discomfort” within a CBL course.

At the conclusion of the workshop, faculty will have a solid foundation in which to begin designing their course. 

Through this training faculty will:

  • ·         Explore the movement and experience of civic engagement in higher education, including Drexel’s unique Side-by-Side courses.
  • ·         Experience and reflect upon discomfort within an academic setting while at Graterford Correctional Facility.
  • ·         Experience active learning techniques and pedagogies.
  • ·         Begin to develop or further refine a community-based learning course.
  • ·         Access support and resources pre and post workshop via an online learning environment.
  • ·         Receive a professional certificate of training completion.

 Space is limited and we anticipate the workshop to fill quickly.  Please use the following link to register: click here . Registration closes September 15, 2016. For questions or additional information, please contact Cyndi Rickards (Senior Assistant Dean, Community Engagement, Drexel College of Arts and Sciences) at crr46@drexel.edu.