This week, the American Federation of Teacher's Quality Educational Standards in Teaching conference took place at the Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, DC. NSLP manned a booth in the exhibit hall with the people from United We Serve. It gave us the opportunity to talk with teachers (and some students) about service-learning and the National Learn & Serve Challenge. While it was refreshing to meet those already involved in service-learning, it was even better exposing new people to the concept. Some were already doing service-learning, and did not know it! The teachers were spoke with are all looking for new ways to engage their students, and the stories below show this in action at all levels of education.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, July 14, 2009 - Students with Amizade Global Service Learning at the University of Pittsburgh, live and work in communities around the world for both cultural experience and college credit. Read more about the students and the program here.
The Express Star, July 13, 2009 - This is a great spotlight on service-learning and an overview of Service Learning/Civic Engagement program at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma.
University Daily Kansan, July 9, 2009 - The University of Kansas is certifying more students in transcript certification programs, such as Global Awareness, Research Experience, and Service-Learning, than ever in the university history. Read about the programs here.
Vermont Business Magazine, July 9, 2009 - The Vermont Secretary of State Deb Markowitz announced the launch of a new initiative, the Guard Card Project. This service-learning project will provide free Verizon telephone cards to all deployed Vermont National Guardsmen and women. Learn more about this project here.