The Next Institute is:
October 6–7
New Foundations Charter School
Philadelphia, PA
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Join the National Youth Leadership Council, service-learning experts and host of the National Service-Learning Conference®, for an immersive two days of professional development with a community of like-minded educators.

This opportunity is open to K-12 classroom teachers who are looking to implement service-learning in their classrooms, instructional coaches and curriculum specialists who want to support teachers in implementing this innovative pedagogy, and administrators who want to understand how service-learning can transform their school.

Service-Learning Educator Institute participants will:

  • Develop an academically-aligned service-learning unit plan including rigorous assessments;
  • Experience activities that are replicable in the classroom;
  • Understand how to incorporate students into the development and implementation of a service-learning unit;
  • Receive tools and templates to use during the training and in their own practice.

Service-learning helps students meet academic learning targets, positively impact their community, and gain leadership skills. In combination with a backwards design curriculum, service-learning gives educators the opportunity to transform their classrooms.

The Service-Learning Educator Institute:

  • Utilizes constructivist rather than traditional teaching methods so that attendees apply their knowledge, skills, and experiences to what they are learning;
  • Facilitates learning so that participants are actively learning;
  • Models service-learning as teachers should be implementing in the classroom;
  • Provides activities that teachers can immediately use in their classroom;
  • Builds a community of teachers who can learn from each other’s experiences;
  • Provides space for teachers to develop their own service-learning unit with support of experienced service-learning trainers.

Total cost is $350 per participant for two (2) eight-hour training days (discounted early bird rates available — see event details). Lunch and coffee are provided both days. Register for the Service-Learning Educator Institute at

What past participants have to say…

Email Jason Stewart at with any comments or questions regarding this opportunity.