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Summer of Summer Institutes

Posted in Professional Development, Service-Learning, Summer Institutes by KIDS Consortium on July 1, 2010

Teachers at the Florida InstituteIt’s a hot summer for service-learning here at KIDS. Last year, we held two incredibly successful four-day service-learning institutes for educators. This year, there are four.

Last week, education consultants Barbara Fiore and Matt Robinson presented the first-ever KIDS Consortium Summer Institute to be held in sunny Florida. Learn and Serve Florida partnered with KIDS Consortium to provide scholarships for teachers, State Farm Insurance generously donated the meeting space, and a wonderful group of creative, engaged, energetic teachers dedicated four days to learning about service-learning.

The institute last week has really helped me understand the standards and the various formats I can use to implement service-learning in my classroom. It has also expanded my ability to promote the service-learning teaching strategy!

—Kristy, middle school teacher, Lithia, FL

If that piques your interest at all, you’re in luck! KIDS Consortium is offering three more institutes this summer.

  • Albany, New York: July 13-16
  • Portland, Maine: July 20-23
  • Cambridge, Massachusetts: August 17-20

There are a few spaces left at the New York training, and registration for Massachusetts is still open.

Also, three graduate credits are available for an additional $200, from Salem State College/Northeast Consortium.

Everything you need to learn more, register, and apply for a scholarship is here: http://www.kidsconsortium.org/institute_for_educators.php

We look forward to seeing you there!

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  1. […] Last year, we held four incredibly successful four-day Summer Institutes. For the first time ever, a KIDS Consortium Summer Institute was held in Florida. This year, we’re adding another “first”: Minnesota. […]


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