Identity and Diversity + Building Empathy & Tolerance
Human Library – “The Human Library challenges stereotypes and prejudices through dialogue.The Human Library is a place where people are books on loan to readers for a chat.”
Listening Booth: Public Displays of Attention – An example of a sturcture to discover people’s personal narratives and practice attentive listening.
Greater Good Science Center on Empathy – The GGSC “sponsors groundbreaking scientific discoveries—and turns them into stories, tips, and tools for a happier life and more compassionate society.”
Greater Good in Action – “Synthesizing hundreds of scientific studies, Greater Good in Action collects the best research-based methods for a happier, more meaningful life.” There are several activities and practices to try centered around building empathy.
Exploring Power & Privilege
Privilege Exercise – One example of an activity that explores how people experience privilege in certain areas of their identities.
- Summer Institute (July 27-30, 2017)
- Monthly Saturday Dialogues in Santa Monica
The Center for Investigative Reporting, Reveal News – The mission of The Center for Investigative Reporting is to engage and empower the public through investigative journalism and groundbreaking storytelling in order to spark action, improve lives and protect our democracy.
Speak Truth to Power – “A human rights education program that strives to create a global citizenry dedicated to the highest standards of justice and equality.”
Teaching Tolerance – “A place for educators to find thought-provoking news, conversation and support for those who care about diversity, equal opportunity and respect for differences in schools.”
Facing History and Ourselves – “Whole-staff professional development, school-wide programming, curriculum sequencing in civics, social studies, humanities, and language arts education.”
Perspectives For a Diverse America – A curriculum developed by Teaching Tolerance with a focus on providing literacy-based, anti-biased social justice curriculum. Register for free to access the Central Text Anthology- a collection of texts and mixed-media providing diverse voices and perspectives, and that carry anti-bias themes while aligning with Common Core State Standards. The Tasks and Strategies section provides lessons that meet literacy goals and lead students to engage in social action.
Ashoka Changemakers – “Connect here with other social innovators, entrepreneurs, funders, connectors, thought leaders, communicators, citizen sector organizations, and citizens to accelerate lasting social change.”
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Thanks to all who joined us at the National Service Learning Conference for our workshop “Stronger Together! Building and Sustaining a Collaborative Regional Service Learning Network.” We are honored to have been a part of the 28th Annual Service Learning Conference, Dare to Dream #SLC17, at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim March 22-25th, 2017.
Below are some resources to help you start a service learning network in your region!
Prezi from National Service Learning Workshop – your ideas are recorded here
ECSL Member Questions 2016 – what are our members asking?
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At our fall meeting, ECSL advisor Sammy Lyon outlined how planning for service learning fits seamlessly with the classroom planning you’re already doing. The article For Teachers Who Think They Can’t Do Service Learning accompanies the easy-to-implelement lesson planning tools that were presented and gives you a road map for integrating student-led action into the curriculum you already use. Download a free copy of the tools- Backwards Planning for Service Learning- to support your service learning curriculum.
Sierra Leone Rising (formerly the Kposowa Foundation) is celebrating its 10 year anniversary with an evening of African drumming & dance, salsa dance performances, and fundraising for projects in Sierra Leone. Thanks to ECSL advisor, Sarah Culberson (co-founder of Sierra Leone Rising) for sharing this local opportunity to effect change in the areas of education, public health and female empowerment in West Africa.
Bridges Academy in Studio City is hosting a community service fair on October 15th that may give you and your students some opportunities to connect with organizations and launch service learning ideas:
Share with your community: bridges-academy-community-service-fair
Check out these two environmental service learning summer professional development opportunities brought to you by Generation Earth. Both these experiences provide access to personalized support, links to standards, toolkits, and eligibility for stipends and bus funds for a related field trip next school year.