Integrating Technology in Service Learning

Course Summary

This is an advanced course in integrating technology into the curriculum specifically through the medium of service learning. Participants will assess their school’s available technology, their classroom’s current service learning opportunities, and their local community needs. Using available technology and appropriate content and faith integration, participants will develop a service learning project that can be implemented in their own classrooms and/or shared with other educators. Attention will be given to the North American Division’s Journey to Excellence, particularly goals 1, 2, and 10. This course also addresses the International Society for Technology in Education Standards for Educators. This ALC Community Course is offered in the style and rigor of the Adventist Virtual Learning Network (AVLN) courses, with two discussion forums weekly, one for readings and one for application projects, and a final project.

What do I need to know?

This ALC Community Course is structured to run for six content weeks within a seven week window. The seven week schedule is designed to allow you to take off one week for campmeeting, family vacation, VBS, etc. Each week's schedule starting on Monday and assignments due on Sunday night. Participants are expected to login daily and spend a minimum of 10 hours weekly participating in the course (for the six active weeks you choose). Upon completion of the course, you will earn 1 graduate credit through Andrews University.

What Will I Learn In This Course?

By the end of this course, you will: Form a philosophical basis for incorporation of service learning into the curriculum. Investigate current service learning projects and ideas. Create a service learning project utilizing available technology, integrating content, and involving the community. Discover possible funding sources. Assess project for content standards, student technology standards, and Journey to Excellence goals.

Instructor

Stephanie Wilczynski

Stephanie Wilczynski graduated with a B.A. in English, minor in music, and secondary education certification from Southwestern Adventist University in 2014, and an MA in English from Andrews University in 2018. She has taught in junior high, high school, and college. Currently, she is working on a PhD in Curriculum and Instruction from Andrews University. Stephanie and her husband live in Berrien Springs, Michigan with their two fur babies, cats named Jack and Artemis.

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