Promising Practices - our Tele-learning Series for 2008
This Tele-Learning Series offers opportunities to learn about, and from, some of the leading CSL programs in Canada.
2008 seminars - Listen to an Audio Recording and Explore Related Resources!
Wednesday, April 30th: Evolving Towards a Community Centred Approach to CSL Initiatives. Paul Davock, Director of the Centre for Community Service-Learning at Wilfrid Laurier University, Anita Abraham, CSL Coordinator at Laurier, and Jane Hennig, Executive Director of the Kitchener-Waterloo Volunteer Action Centre discussed the ongoing development of their community-campus partnerships. Participants learned strategies to enhance mutually beneficial partnerships; highlighting learning from experience, developing respect and building on the capacities of both post-secondary institutions and community organizations. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO AN AUDIO RECORDING OF THE APRIL 30th SEMINAR and for RELATED RESOURCES!
Wednesday, February 27: Reflection in Community Service-Learning. Margo Fryer, founding Director of the UBC Learning Exchange, Assistant Professor in the School of Community and Regional Planning, and Director of the UBC-Community Learning Initiative, discussed the purposes of reflection, effective reflection strategies, as well as common challenges. Dr. Susan Nesbit, professor of civil engineering and three graduate students from the School of Community and Regional Planning also joined in the conversation. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO AN AUDIO RECORDING OF THE FEBRAURY 27th SEMINAR and for RELATED RESOURCES!
2007 Seminars - Listen to an Audio Recording and Explore Related Resources!
- Wednesday, December 12: Exploring Co-Curricular CSL Reading Week Programs - If you are planning a reading week program, join us as we discuss programming ideas, challenges, and related issues with Emily Reed, Coordinator of Citizenship and Community Engagement at the University of Guelph. If you are thinking about initiating a reading week program on your campus, this will be a great opportunity to gather more information! CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO AN AUDIO RECORDING OF THE DECEMBER 12th SEMINAR and for RELATED RESOURCES
- Thursday, October 18: Managing Risk in Community/Campus Relationships - Share in the many years of experience of the Trent Centre for Community-Based Education and U-Links Centre for Community Based Research as they talk about their unique relationship with Trent University and the surrounding community. These organizations have facilitated learning through service for Trent students for the last twelve years. Join us for this tele-seminar focused upon defining, understanding, diminishing and managing risk through both traditional practices and innovative social perspectives which view risk as positive and productive. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO AN AUDIO RECORDING OF THE OCTOBER 18th SEMINAR and for RELATED RESOURCES
- Thursday, May 3: CSL Partnerships with Aboriginal Communities - The Biidaaban community service-learning program at Nipissing University will be highlighted as staff share their experiences partnering with aboriginal communities in the North Bay and far northern regions. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO AN AUDIO RECORDING OF THE MAY 3rd SEMINAR and for RELATED RESOURCES
- Thursday, March 8: Involving Faculty - Staff from the Service Learning Program at St. Francis Xavier University will present on their long-standing program and on their experience and current research activities related to involving faculty members in community service-learning. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO AN AUDIO RECORDING OF THE MARCH 8th SEMINAR and for RELATED RESOURCES
- Registration for this series will be open approximately two weeks prior to each event and will be announced through the national listserv.
- Upon registration, dial-in instructions will be sent via email.
- There is no registration fee for the CACSL tele-learning events; however, participants are responsible for their long-distance charges.
- Long distance charges are "per line", so please invite colleagues and partners to listen to the event together through the use of speaker phones.
- These events will be simultaneously translated to make them accessible to both anglophones and francophones.