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Scheduled Events

Taking Action: Acting Locally Linking Globally

June 18-21, 2018| Saint Paul, MN | TIES Building, 1667 Snelling Avenue N.
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
CEUs: 30
Cost: $100

Are you a K-16 educator interested in incorporating action into your course of study? Wanting to relate civic engagement to global competencies? Interested in the role of youth voice in the process? Curious about related readings that might foster empathy? Join educators steeped in these areas for an immersive experience in preparing students to become active in their communities and world. Daily international lunches, field trips, related readings, and experiential activities included. Institute presenters include Maddy Wegner, Elizabeth Koenig, and Sue Root of the National Youth Leadership Council, Julie Bascom of Edina Schools, and Deborah Jane of the Institute for Global Studies.

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Taking Action Curriculum Development

June 25-29, 2018| Saint Paul, MN | TIES Building, 1667 Snelling Avenue N
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
CEUs: 40
Cost: free with registration for Taking Action: Acting Locally Linking Globally (see session above)

The African Studies Initiative is pleased to announce an opportunity for experienced K-14 teachers working with African content who are attending the summer institute Taking Action: Acting Locally Linking Globally on June 18-21, 2018. During the week following the summer institute, from June 25-29, those educators accepted to the program will work alongside other K-14 teachers and pre service teachers to develop African related curriculum linked with taking action. A limited number of $750 stipends are available.


  • Must be a currently licensed teacher
  • Must be eligible for employment
  • Must develop curriculum with lesson plans linking African content and taking action
  • Must be available from 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. from June 18-21 for Taking Action: Acting Locally, Linking Globally summer institute and June 25 – 29, 2018 for the curriculum development institute.

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FREE SLICE Teacher Trainings in Georgia and North Carolina

Join a one day workshop hosted by National Youth Leadership Council (NYLC) and designed to help K-12 teachers integrate Service-Learning in Civic Engagement (SLICE).

  • Learn how to plan and implement service-learning projects using the backwards planning approach, and the five-step inquiry based “IPARD” cycle (investigation, planning and preparation, action, reflection, and demonstration of learning).*
  • Become eligible to apply for a $500 stipend to integrate SLICE in your instruction this fall.
  • Enjoy complimentary doughnuts and lunch!

Georgia SLICE Training

When: July 9, 2018, 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Where: Central Georgia Technical College, Warner Robins in Building W (Sonny Watson Health Sciences Building) Room 113 Quads A/C, 80 Cohen Walker Drive, Warner Robins, GA 31088

Register by July 2, 2018

*Bring your device (laptop, iPad or tablet) to plan your service-learning inquiry project. Contact Dr. Joe Feinberg with any questions.

North Carolina SLICE Training

WHEN: July 11, 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

WHERE: Knightdale High School of Collaborative Design, Knightdale, NC

Register by July 3, 2018

*Bring your device (laptop, iPad or tablet) to plan your service-learning inquiry project. Contact Justyn Knox with any questions.

North Carolina teachers can apply to bring the SLICE program to their classroom by completing the following application: SLICE Application

Developing Youth Leaders at the Nobel Peace Prize Forum Minneapolis

Inspiring leadership, confidence, and contribution

September 14-15, 2018 | Minneapolis, MN | Augsburg University Campus

Join the National Youth Leadership Council for a two-day immersion in leadership development, which supports youths in exploring their identities and leadership skills through interactions with Nobel Peace Prize Laureates and their peers.

What You Do:

  • Listen Generously to different perspectives and personal experiences including those of 2016 Nobel Peace Prize laureate President Juan Manuel Santos and the 2017 laureate, International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN)
  • Stay Engaged in meaningful leadership activities.
  • Experience Discomfort by pushing your boundaries, from a team-building to difficult conversations about power and privilege.
  • Speak Your Truth about your own story and recognize the knowledge and expertise you already have.

 What You Get:

  • The ability to work together with people of all backgrounds.
  • Allies to support your leadership development and service-learning action plan.
  • The tools and knowledge to create equitable change in your community.
  • Motivation to take action for the common good.

This leadership opportunity is open to both youths (entering grades 7-12 in 2018) and adults. Adult partners are invited to attend the Nobel Peace Prize Forum Minneapolis and then join their youth team the final session of each day.

Learn more and Register today!

The 30th Annual National Service-Learning Conference

April 10-13, 2019 | Marriott Wardman Park Hotel | Washington, D.C.

The conference provides more than 100 hands-on learning opportunities through workshops, keynote and thought leader sessions. Topics range from social-emotional learning and civic education to youth leadership and international service-learning. Whether you are new to service-learning or an experienced practitioner, this conference has something for you. A Rookie series offers introductory sessions on the practice of service-learning while the research and thought leader sessions will engage even the most seasoned professional.

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