Wednesday, August 5, 2009

The National Service-Learning Conference comes to San Jose in March 2009.

The online call for presenters is open now- proposals are due by September 25th. Our region has tremendous strength and innovation in service-learning- please consider hosting a workshop at this event. Elementary school teachers are especially encouraged to offer service-learning workshops. If you are interested in hosting a workshop and would like help with your application or workshop design, please contact me, Nate Ivy, Service-Learning Regional Lead See NYLC’s invitation below for more details

Dear Friends and Colleagues:

You are invited to join thousands at the premiere event for young leaders and innovative educators, The 21st Annual National Service-Learning Conference — Inspire. Imagine. Innovate! Held March 24-27, 2010 in San Jose, Calif., this event celebrates service-learning as a force that spans cultural and national boundaries, building communities, and strengthening young people.

Through three days of general sessions, featured forums, service-learning projects, and networking, the conference engages participants in local, national and global issues that service-learning addresses. The 2010 conference will feature speeches by Sir Ken Robinson, an internationally recognized leader in the development of creativity, innovation and human resources, and Carol Bellamy, President and CEO of World Learning and former executive director of UNICEF, the children's agency of the United Nations. Come explore more than 100 exhibits, and nearly 150 hands-on workshops and service-learning projects.

We also hope that you will consider sharing information about your programs at the conference. Workshop proposals are currently being accepted. Come present to the largest gathering of youths and practitioners from the service-learning field including educators in K-12 and higher education, youth leaders, trainers, policy-makers, grantees, researchers, funders and many others. Young people are strongly encouraged to submit proposals. All proposals must be submitted online by midnight CST on September 25, 2009.

» online call for presenters

What your peers say about this event.

“The conference is the #1 forum for the service-learning field to meet, greet, and exchange ideas on an annual basis. I love the diversity of topics, presentations, special events, and resources offered. The conference provides a spotlight under which I gage the field's progress and identify the needed areas for future growth.”

James Toole, Ph.D. Compass Institute and University of Minnesota

“The conference is top notch … it thoroughly meets the needs of teachers, administrators, and most importantly the students.

Nancy DiNunzio Director of Operations LEAD Academy, Nashville, Tenn.

“The NSLC is the most valuable conference for service-learning that I have ever attended. The plenary sessions are wonderful, and the workshops help to keep me updated with what's going on around the country in service-learning. Each year I look forward to attending this conference because it always inspires me to see what youth are doing around the world with their service-learning projects.”

Judy Huynh Box Team Member Ionia Intermediate School District Ionia, Mich.

We look forward to seeing you in San Jose!

If you have any questions, you can reach us by replying to this email or calling (800) 366-6952.

Sincerely, Amy Meuers Conference and Events Director

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