Summer Institute on Service-Learning 2005

Posted by on March 4, 2005

Join with colleagues from across North America and beyond this summer.
Don’t miss this unique professional development opportunity!

Summer Institute on Service-Learning 2005
at Shelburne Farms, Vermont-August 1-5

LOCATION: Shelburne Farms, Vermont. Shelburne Farms is an environmental education center and national historic landmark on the shores of Lake Champlain. Enjoy the walking trails, working farm, and inn and restaurant. The farm is convenient to city of Burlington and many accommodations. Air access via Burlington International Airport, or Montreal.

INSTITUTE OVERVIEW: The Institute incorporates principles of education for sustainability, emphasizing service-learning best practice. Interactive training includes opportunities for dialogue with experienced practitioners and each other. Structured planning and reflection time is provided for individual and group work.

Study Groups provide participants with the opportunity to share their projects and enjoy feedback, suggestions and support from fellow participants. Past participants have noted that this is one of the most useful and exciting opportunities at the Institute.

More extensive information on the Institute, faculty members, an exciting array of workshop offerings, along with discounted local accommodations can be found at Community Works On-Line: [ ]

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: The Institute supports educators K-16, beginner to advanced, at both the classroom-program level and site level. Individual educators and teams from schools and community organizations are welcomed.

INSTITUTE GOAL: To provide K-16 teachers, community educators, and administrators with training, models, strategies, and resources for developing service-learning as an integrated feature of curriculum with clear links to standards.

INSTITUTE FACULTY: Our faculty is comprised of a large multi-state group of experienced practitioners with diverse backgrounds. Faculty members share tools and exemplars and are available for direct support to participants throughout the week.

OUTCOMES: Include the development of an integrated service-learning instructional or site plan that meets each participant’s own unique school or program needs. Opportunities for post-Institute support are also available.

Fees, Graduate Credit & Relicensure
Professional certificates for 65 hours will be issued upon successful completion of Institute work. Three graduate credits are optional.

Institute Tuition: $879 tuition, including books and training materials, breaks, lunches, and a midweek bbq. The fee does NOT include lodging. Discounted lodging is available, please call for details. Meals are catered by the Inn at Shelburne Farms.
Credits: 3 Graduate Credits (Optional) Cost: $446

Accommodations and Local Information
Visit for information on suggested accommodations with discounted rates. For more information on Vermont, the Burlington area and local attractions please visit

For General Information on the Institute, curriculum, content and events call 802-655-5918

To Register Call Lesley Graham at Shelburne Farms 802-985-8686 ext. 41 ; or email

To Obtain a Brochure A printable brochure and registration form is available on-line at

Shelburne Farms, Vermont Community Works, Vermont Folklife Center, Sustainable Schools Project, Vermont Education for Sustainability Network

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