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Compassionate Leadership Through Service Learning with Jane Goodall and Roots & Shoots, University of Colorado Boulder

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About this Course

Join us for an action-oriented online teacher professional development course! This course will teach participants how to identify and implement a local service-learning campaign using the Roots & Shoots program model. The service learning curriculum equips participants with teacher resources to discover the differences between service-learning and community service, and apply the Roots & Shoots model to help youth have a voice in identifying and addressing needs in their community. At Roots & Shoots, our goal is to develop compassionate leaders to make the world a better place for people, other animals and the environment. Help us achieve that goal! Complete the course and mentor young people to lead change in their communities using community mapping, collaborating with stakeholders, and designing practical solutions in the form of campaigns. Connect young people to Dr. Jane Goodall’s message of hope while facilitating a sense of empowerment that comes from helping others!...
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17 Reviews

By Warren Pieter Wessels

Nov 09, 2018

A great course for international teachers looking to brush up on professional development, or to use this course as a foundation for starting service learning discourse in your school.


The frustration of waiting for peer review on the assignment is arduous.

By Ronny Vega

Oct 08, 2018


By Jon Howard

Aug 28, 2018

This is a great course for people who want to make a difference in their communities and around the world. It was well-designed and flexible to my schedule.

By Cynthia McDonald

Aug 25, 2018

This was a very straightforward course to gain knowledge of and confidence in implementing a Roots and Shoots student-directed campaign for some element of community improvement or awareness. The course is very manageable, and the requirements are relevant for actual use in implementing one's own campaign. Course goals were clearly stated and clearly covered, with common sense forum topics and occasional assignments that can be used for implementation.

By Shady Heredia Santos

May 15, 2018

El curso estuvo excelente. didáctico, educativo y participativo. El material de muy buena calidad y los videos muy bien preparados.

By Stuart Woods

Apr 15, 2018

Excellent course!!! I am learning about how to help with enviromental problems and pollutants.

By Fernando Jorge Alves Pinto

Mar 30, 2018

1) Good path, good rhythm

2) Very well supported by videos, texts, advices, motivational reflections, and site suggestions

3) Open and collaborative forums of discussion

4) Digitally speaking, very good conception, clear construction, and easy to use

5) Friendly timetable and calm and good-in-time advices about finish line of every tasks.


I really enjoyed do it! I'll share it as widely as I can with my school fellows and students.

By Kari Triplett

Mar 28, 2018

A thoughtful and inspiring course. Thank you for this learning opportunity.

By Neetu Sharma

Mar 26, 2018

Very nice course

By Elif Raskin

Mar 24, 2018

It was a great course, well paced and resourced. Thank you for making it available to us!