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.
Compassionate Leadership Through Service Learning with Jane Goodall and Roots & ShootsUniversity of Colorado Boulder
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Brad McLainResearch Scientist, Co-Director Experiential Science Education Research Collaborative, University of Colorado, Boulder
University of Colorado Boulder
CU-Boulder is a dynamic community of scholars and learners on one of the most spectacular college campuses in the country. As one of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), we have a proud tradition of academic excellence, with five Nobel laureates and more than 50 members of prestigious academic academies.
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TOP REVIEWS FROM COMPASSIONATE LEADERSHIP THROUGH SERVICE LEARNING WITH JANE GOODALL AND ROOTS & SHOOTS
The course is very helpful to those who will take it. I suggest adding a more comprehensive introduction to Service-Learning since it is not yet common especially in Asian countries.
I loved this way of working, especially with young students, love that they have all control of it. the course was easy and very understandable. it has great material available.
This course outlined and provided great examples of the easy to follow Roots & Shoots process for engaging youth in helping identify and execute true service learning projects!
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.
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What is Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots?
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.
What grades and subjects does the Roots & Shoots model work with?
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.
Is Roots & Shoots only in the United States?
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.
Is this course only for educators in the United States?
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.
What if I have more questions about Roots & Shoots?
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.
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