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Learner Career Outcomes

50%

started a new career after completing these courses

33%

got a tangible career benefit from this course

Shareable Certificate

Earn a Certificate upon completion

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Beginner Level

Approx. 10 hours to complete

English

Subtitles: English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

Introduction

2 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 21 min), 3 readings, 3 quizzes
6 videos
Roots & Shoots 1015m
What is Compassionate Leadership?4m
Developing a Compassionate Leadership Identity2m
Understanding the Fundamental Concepts6m
Reflections with Dr. Jane25s
3 readings
Monday Motivation10m
Additional Resources and Studies on Service Learning10m
Growing Compassion Through 9 Essential Traits10m
3 practice exercises
Introduction to Roots & Shoots12m
What is it?10m
Fundamental Concepts20m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Step 1: Engaging Young People

2 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 21 min), 6 readings, 1 quiz
5 videos
It's All Interconnected7m
Step 1: Engaging Young People9m
Take a Virtual Field Trip to Gombe National Park1m
Reflections with Dr. Jane1m
6 readings
Hello Dr. Jane! An Inspirational Biography10m
Videos to help get students engaged10m
Monday Motivation10m
Practice Using Reflection (Ungraded Activity)10m
Compassionate Leadership Activities10m
Additional Resources10m
1 practice exercise
Engaging Young People20m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Step 2: Making Observations & Mapping Your Community

2 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 51 min), 7 readings
9 videos
Step 2: Community Mapping6m
Community Mapping Tools Overview3m
Pen & Paper Mapping5m
Mapping with Google My Maps6m
Mapping with Esri ArcGIS Online8m
Reflections with Dr. Jane3m
Mapping with Google My Maps - Advanced (optional)7m
Mapping with Esri ArcGIS Online - Advanced (optional)7m
7 readings
Mapping Curriculum Resources10m
The Value of Mapping10m
Monday Motivation10m
Pen & Paper Mapping Tutorial10m
Mapping with Younger Learners10m
Digital Mapping Tutorials10m
Make Your Own Community Map10m
Week
4

Week 4

3 hours to complete

Step 3: Taking Action

3 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 15 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
7 videos
Step 3: Taking Action1m
Identifying Needs in Your Community3m
Choosing a Service Campaign3m
Planning a Service Campaign3m
Collaborating with the Community1m
Reflections with Dr. Jane56s
3 readings
Additional Resources10m
Monday Motivation10m
Additional Resources10m

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  • Yes, Coursera provides financial aid to learners who cannot afford the fee. Apply for it by clicking on the Financial Aid link beneath the "Enroll" button on the left. You’ll be prompted to complete an application and will be notified if you are approved. Learn more.

  • Founded in 1991 by Dr. Jane Goodall, Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots is a youth service program for young people of all ages. Our mission is to foster respect and compassion for all living things, to promote understanding of all cultures and beliefs, and to inspire each individual to take action to make the world a better place for people, other animals, and the environment.

  • Roots & Shoots has been used in every single grade and subject matter (even physical education!). We have adaptations of our resources for younger children and the types of R&S campaigns that you develop will vary based on the age and abilities of your young people.

  • No. Roots & Shoots is global with individual groups and offices in more than 100 countries. Visit http://bit.ly/2w1TFfA to find the office closest to you.

  • This course is designed for K-12 formal and informal educators in the United States. However, we welcome individuals from all professions (and from anywhere in the world) to participate. Our resources and service learning model are easily (and often) adapted for use by other audiences. If you are located outside the U.S., we encourage you to check in with the Jane Goodall Institute office closest to you; as they may offer resources and materials specific to your country or region. You can find a list of offices here: http://bit.ly/2w1TFfA.

  • Visit our FAQ page at https://www.rootsandshoots.org/faq to learn more about Roots & Shoots and how to start your own Roots & Shoots group.

  • This Course doesn't carry university credit, but some universities may choose to accept Course Certificates for credit. Check with your institution to learn more. Online Degrees and Mastertrack™ Certificates on Coursera provide the opportunity to earn university credit.

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