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Engage Out - Assessment Workshop: Community-based Learning Faculty Workshop

Drexel is offering an intensive, three-day community-based learning (CBL) workshop October 10 - 12, 2016. This workshop is designed with faculty in mind. Please see the   Community- Based Learning Webpage  ​for examples of courses being taught at Drexel. ​

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.