Royal Orchid Sheraton, Bangkok, Thailand
Cathryn Berger Kaye
International Consultant and Author; President of CBK Associates and ABCD Books.
CATHRYN BERGER KAYE, M.A., CBK Associates, author and international educator, travels 180+ days annually providing keynotes, in-depth institutes, custom-designed curricula, and onsite assistance to schools. Her specializations include service learning, approaches to learning, school climate and culture, youth leadership, effective teaching strategies, and interdisciplinary curricula.
Her “Dynamics for Advisory” programs, used by international schools all over the world, support social and emotional learning, interpersonal relationships, and transferable knowledge and skills to benefit students and school culture. Ms Kaye is glad to discuss how these programs bring meaning and purpose to advisory for high school, middle school, and elementary.
Ms Kaye has consulted with the International Baccalaureate as a lead author of the current CAS guide (Creativity, Activity, Service), the CP (Career-related Programme), and creating professional learning courses.
A former teacher, Ms Kaye authors articles, curricula, and has written eight books including The Complete Guide to Service Learning, and two books with environmentalist Philippe Cousteau.
With a background in organizational development, she assists schools with big picture thinking, solving questions such as “What is international mindedness?”, or updating school mission and vision.
Bringing experience with schools in diverse settings with diverse populations, Ms Kaye is knowledgeable about the education landscape today.
Director of Serve Learn Educational Consultants and Service Learning Coordinator at AIS-Johannesburg.
TARA BARTON developed a passion for service learning on her first visit to South Africa as part of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP) “Creativity, Activity, Action” (CAS) in 2002. The experience inspired her to develop sustainable and meaningful service learning in schools.
Ms Barton is the Director of Serve Learn Educational Consultants and provides educational consulting, professional development workshops, coaching, and resources, and has developed a comprehensive K-12 conceptual inquiry service learning curriculum continuum that is now available to schools!
In her role as Service Learning Coordinator at AISJ in South Africa, she supports teachers in the development of sustainable service learning projects and curricular integration as a coach. Ms Barton also leads the PreK-12 Service Learning Program at both campuses across five divisions.
Her role with the Association of International Schools in Africa (AISA) has been as the Service Learning Program Coordinator for the region.
Beyond her Bachelor of Education, Ms Barton has a Master of Educational Leadership (Lehigh-USA) and her Principals Training Certificate (PTC). She is an Understanding by Design (UbD) Trainer, and is currently studying Student-Centered Coaching (UMW- USA).
Ms Barton’s home is Australia. She has worked internationally for over 15 years in the Middle East, Asia, and now in Africa.
Integrating Service Learning in the Curriculum
Day 1: Approaches to Curricular Design
CATHRYN BERGER KAYE
This workshop will explore approaches to the curricular design process through three frameworks:
Framework One: Across the Curriculum
Accentuate the learning! Educators work in collaboration with others to explore cross curricular connections made through a service learning lens. Central themes emerge from curricular topics, with elements of the Sustainable Development Goals.
Framework Two: The Five Stages
Conceptualize and design a unit of study infusing knowledge, skills and dispositions within the stage that is most appropriate: investigation, preparation, action, reflection, and demonstration.
Framework Three: Unifying the Curriculum
Identify themes and essential concepts that link units to create a coherent yearlong curriculum; a dynamic way to advance our understanding and elevate our practice of Service Learning.
Participants will explore and experience these models in a lively interactive session, and develop a plan or unit of study. Most importantly, the process is made transparent so these approaches can be applied within your school to strengthen Service Learning integration.
Day 2: Meaningful Service Learning
The aim of this workshop is to develop participants’ understanding of meaningful service learning through integration into the current curriculum. “What is Service Learning?” through the five stages of Service Learning will be actively explored and understood.
Standards and Benchmarks that are adaptable into any curriculum framework will be shared with Serve Learn Curriculum Continuum exemplars, and other examples from various international schools such as AISJ who are currently integrating the Service Learning Standards and Benchmarks into Rubicon Atlas units. Formative and summative assessments are explored through various examples with Rubrics of Understanding.
- Make meaning of prior knowledge of Service Learning to develop an understanding of research based best practice by applying the Service Learning Standards and Benchmarks into the current curriculum.
- An understanding of assessment and how to link assessments in Service Learning units to subject-specific assessment criteria.
- Knowledge of specific Service Learning courses (Global Citizens/Issues and Social Entrepreneurship) for international schools for Service Learning integration.
Facilitated planning for application - supported by Cathy, Tara and members of the Service Learning Collaborative Core.
Target Audience: K-12 teachers
Continuum Levels: 1, 2, 3
NESA's Learning Continuum:
Save paper and effort where possible!
For your convenience, and to support our efforts in being "green", all handouts/files posted here have been notated with an A, B, C or D indicating the following:
(A) hardcopies needed at workshop
(B) electronic version on laptop is sufficient (for viewing during the workshop)
(C) required reading PRIOR to the workshop
(D) file not needed for workshop itself, but simply material of additional interest/reference
Cathryn Berger Kaye
(B) ServeLearnCo Conference Resources (website: www.servelearn.co)
(C) Pre-Service Learning Curriculum and Integration Survey (this will help us personalize to your learning)
(C) Service Learning Framework Survey (this will help determine where your school is at in sustainable service learning)
(D) Meet Tara Barton: Personalized Learning Interview
Please bring your laptop/tablet to this workshop.