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Registration Deadline TODAY for ENGAGE! Out of the Classroom, Into the Community - April 14 at Misericordia University


Dear Colleagues:
 
​There is still time to register for PACC and the Service-Learning Consortium of Northeast PA's Conference "Engage! Out of the Classroom, into the Community" to be held April 14, 2016 at Misericordia University, Dallas, PA. Registration deadline is March 31st ​. Registration is FREE​
 
To register go to https://ww04.elbowspace.com/secure/20160121070223470857
 
Are you interested in learning about how 21st century skills emerge through democratic engagement in service-learning courses? Cyndi Rickards of Drexel University (see bio below) will lead a 2 1/2 hour workshop on assessment of service-learning at the upcoming conference at Misericordia University.
 
​​Schedule
 
8-9:00 a.m.         Continental Breakfast and Registration
 
9-10:00 a.m.       Regional Presidential Panel
 
10-11:30 a.m       Assessment IAssessing Community-Based Learning through the 21st-Century Skills Lens
 
11:30-12:00 p.m.         Lunch
 
12:00-1:00 p.m.    Assessment IIAssessing Community-Based Learning through the 21st-Century Skills Lens
 
1:00-1:30 p.m.      The Two Sided Coin:  Pairing Students and Service-Learning Opportunities
 
1:30-2:15 p.m.      Faculty Panel:  Meeting Community needs--Harnessing Students' Technical Abilities
 
2:15-2:30 p.m.      Discussion
 
2:30-3:15 p.m.      Faculty Panel:  Going Global--Service-Learning in Cross Cultural Settings
 
3:15-4:00 p.m.      Faculty Panel:  New Territory--Reaching Underserved Populations through Service-Learning
 
4:00 p.m.             Discussion & Closing
 
 
Biographical Sketch
 
Cyndi Rickards currently serves as the Senior Assistant Dean for Community Engagement in the College of Arts and Sciences at Drexel University and develops and teaches community-based learning courses in the department of Criminology and Justice Studies. Her research has examined the emergence of 21st-century skills as a result of democratic engagement within community-based learning courses. 
 
She regularly teaches courses within the Philadelphia Prison System and brings together Drexel students and incarcerated students for and Inside-Out course. In partnership with the University’s Lindy Center for Civic Engagement, she co-developed UConnect – an urban extension center model that brings students and community members together to navigate the city’s complex social service system.
 
Registration
To register go to https://ww04.elbowspace.com/secure/20160121070223470857
 
 

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