Sessions and Workshops (CESL)

Community Engagement Service Learning Series
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What is Community Engagement Service Learning? Watch

The first of the faculty development sessions is an introduction to Community Engagement Service Learning. Learning in the community has been part of RRC’s mandate of applied learning for decades.  However, up to now, the activities have not have been articulated by a consistent definition and coordinated across programs and schools. If your program currently offers students a learning activity (project, assignment, or volunteer opportunity) to provide service to a community organization, you are involved in Community Engagement Service Learning. This initiative supports the implementation of the six new College-Wide Learning Outcomes expected to be part of all programs at RRC, specifically “Contribute to Community”.

Please join us at this introductory session to discuss the definition developed for use at RRC. This workshop will appeal to instructors, coordinators, and chairs who want to learn more about the value of community learning to enhance student success in their programs. This introductory information session will be led by Craig Edwards, Curriculum Consultant, Program & Curriculum Development.

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Getting Started with Community Learning Watch

The second of five faculty development sessions on Community Engagement is a one-hour workshop to introduce concepts of Community Engagement and Service Learning and spark ideas for instructors to incorporate “community” into your curriculum.  Service-learning offers students a unique combination of academic content, service experience, and critical reflection and is recognized as high-impact learning. Explore ways to engage your students in achieving learning outcomes by integrating a variety of community projects where  students can apply their skills and demonstrate their learning.  This discussion-based workshop will be led by Teresa Menzies, Instructor – Teacher Education

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Community Engagement Service Learning Roundtable Discussion

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Did you know that RRC recently renewed its College-Wide Learning Outcomes? Did you also know that one of these outcomes is to contribute to the community?

Please join us for a roundtable discussion to contribute your ideas for a forum for community engagement practitioners at RRC and how best to share experiences, lessons learned, and resources. This roundtable discussion will open with a brief presentation on community engagement at RRC and will be of specific interest to curriculum developers, educational assistants, instructional designers, in addition to instructors. Instructional Designer, Kristen Cameron, and Curriculum Consultant, Craig Edwards will facilitate this discussion.

Successful Community Engagement – Stories from Faculty Front Lines Watch

Learning in the community has been part of RRC’s mandate for decades. However, up to now, community engagement activities for students haven’t have been formally defined, articulated, and coordinated. Over the past two years, many instructors have helped identify community service activities used in their courses and programs. The activities are varied in scope but all help students demonstrate the new College-Wide Learning Outcomes, especially “Contribute to Community”.

At this workshop, faculty will present the benefits, challenges, and lessons learned from their experiences. Please join us to hear about some of the great work instructors have done to help students learn in community settings. This session will appeal to faculty, instructional designers, program coordinators, and chairs and will be facilitated by Lorna Smith, Curriculum Consultant in Program and Curriculum Development.

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How Can Faculty Help Students Assess Their Community Learning Activities? Watch

Critical thinking and reflection skills are valuable high impact learning processes when included as part of assessing ‘Contribute to Community’ as one of the six new College-Wide Learning Outcomes. This workshop will focus on assessment of community learning activities. Not only do students need to take an active role in applying their knowledge and skills while participating in community learning activities, but they also benefit from reflecting on their experiences to maximize their personal learning. This workshop will appeal to instructors who want to learn more about designing assignments that help students think critically about their learning opportunities in the community. This workshop will be facilitated by Curriculum Consultant, Craig Edwards.

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