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New Fall Initiative: Service Learning Opportunities in the Community

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

During the 2012-2013 school year, the Watson College Office of Teacher Education and Outreach hosted a series entitled, “Meet the Community Non-Profits”.  Over the course of six months, faculty, staff and students had opportunity to learn about the work of 12 community agencies, and to explore synergies between services offered by schools and area non-profit organizations.

This fall, in a new initiative entitled, “Connecting the Community Non-Profits with Student Learning and Outreach,” the Office aims to connect faculty to outside agencies in order to provide service learning and volunteer opportunities for students that are directly related to course initiatives.  In seven sessions, nine agencies will present successful theories and practical applications, and discuss service learning/volunteer opportunities in the community.  The series, which begins September 17, is open to all faculty, staff, and students.

  • September 17, 3:30 pm, EB 226  – Literacy in Action – Cape Fear Literacy Center/Dr. Hilburn – Diverse Learners
  • September 18, 2-4 pm, EB 214  – Canines for Literacy in Wilmington/Dr. Ousley – Developmental Reading and Writing (EDN 352)
  • September 26, 9:30 – 10:30 am, EB 226  – Paws for Learning – Canines of Wilmington/Dr. Buchanan – The Teaching of Communication Arts (EDN 348)
  • September 30, 11:00 – 12 noon, EB 226 – Coastal Horizon Center of Wilmington/Dr. Brophy – Teaching Students with Learning Problems (SED 360)
  • October 4, 8:30 – 9:30 am, EB 214 and 246 – Child Advocacy and Parenting Place/Dr. Robertson – Diverse Learners (SEC 210)
  •  October 23, 2:00 – 3:15 pm, EB 214 – The Harrelson Center with Communities and Schools and Center for Redemption/Dr. Kyriacopoulos – Elementary Schools Programs and Practices (EDN 300)
  • October 31, 3:30 – 4:30 pm, EB 214 – Wilmington’s Carousel Center/Dr. Aldemir – Introduction to Early Childhood (EDN 204)