We meet you where you are and take you where you want to be.

Interested in strengthening the outcomes of your teaching? Partner with NYLC to access customized trainings at the school, district, community, or state level; receive ongoing coaching and planning support; and/or develop curriculum rooted in service-learning.

NYLC brings more than 35 years of experience working with sites across the country and abroad, supporting educators and administrators in advancing civic engagement — whether students are just getting started in service-learning, increasing their leadership, or sharpening their focus.

NYLC’s staff of experienced trainers works with you to create trainings, link with other strategic initiatives, even deliver keynote addresses to match your needs.

NYLC’s Training Approach

  • NYLC is the “Guide on the Side” rather than “Sage on the Stage”. We facilitate learning in which attendees are active participants rather than passive recipients.
  • NYLC utilizes constructivist rather than traditional teaching methods. Participants construct their own understanding, meaning, and knowledge of the world by experiencing things and reflecting on those experiences. Participants also utilize prior knowledge, skills, and experiences to inform their learning.
  • NYLC models service-learning instruction as educators should be implementing with their students.
  • NYLC utilizes the 4 Key Adult Learning Principles – Readiness, Experience, Autonomy, and Action. From: Stolovitch, Harold D. and Keeps, Erica J. (2002).  Telling Ain’t Training, ASTD Press. We focus on the needs of the learners, honor the knowledge and experience in the room, engage participants to take charge of their own learning, and focus on immediate application of learning.

Teacher Professional Development Trainings

Introduction to Service-Learning
Four-hour training for up to 40 teachers

Discover how service-learning can help you meet your academic goals, improve classroom culture, and ignite student passion for their own education.

Cost: $2,500 Package (+ travel)

Intermediate-Level One-Day Introduction to Service-Learning Curriculum Planning
Six-hour training for up to 40 teachers and 3-hour Administrator training

Discover how to plan an academically aligned service-learning unit plan, including rigorous assessment.

Participants will:

  • Experience activities that are replicable in the classroom.
  • Receive tools and templates to use during the training and in practice.
  • Work with experts on how to create structures for teachers and students to be successful in incorporating service-learning.
  • Receive one print copy of Service-Learning by Design ($75 value).

Cost: $4,000 Package (+ travel)

Advanced-Level Two-Day Educator Institute
Twelve-hour training for up to 40 teachers and 3-hour Administrator training

This advanced service-learning training is designed to meet the needs of your school. We work with school administrators and teachers to create a training just right for you.

Participants will:

  • Develop an academically-aligned service-learning unit plan that includes 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.
  • Work with experts on how to create structures for teachers and students to be successful in incorporating service-learning.
  • 20 hours of technical support for the remainder of school-year.
  • Receive one print copy of Service-Learning by Design ($75 value).
  • Receive 40 digital copies of Service-Learning by Design (additional print copies available for fee).

Cost: $10,000 Package (+ travel)

SPEAKERS AND PRESENTATIONS

Engage NYLC for your next conference or event. We provide keynote addresses, presentations, and workshop sessions on topics including:

  • service-learning,
  • youth leadership,
  • civic engagement through service-learning,
  • youth and adult partnerships, and
  • youth voice.

For more information on training, consulting or to learn more about bringing NYLC to your event, email NYLC at info@nylc.org.

Hear what former participants had to say

“I am creating a framework for our classes that I believe will make this a deeper and more enriching experience for all.” 

“Activities were great examples that can be replicated or adapted!”

“Great information! A+ facilitator!”

“I felt the course was well-rounded and ‘real’. All the items covered can be used right away and are easy to follow.”

 

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