I just received the program schedule for an upcoming conference at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign: Responding to Immigrants: Bridging Research and Practice to Meet the Needs of immigrants in New Growth Communities. It will be very difficult to decide which sessions to attend because so many of them look interesting.
I will give an hour and a half "how-to" workshop about using service-learning:
- How to establish a community partnership.
- How to explicitly connect the academic content to students' work in the community.
- How to incorporate structured reflection.
- How to assess and maintain your community partnerships.
Do you plan to attend the conference? Are there any points that you think I should cover in the workshop? Leave a comment and let me know. And even if you can't make it to the conference, be sure to check out the many useful links and readings on the project's web site.