Excellence in Education at the National Conference on Volunteering and Service

May 28, 2012

This year at the National Conference on Volunteering and Service, session content is organized across a series of issue areas so that attendees can tailor their schedules to meet their learning and networking needs.

Take a look at a few of our sessions on Excellence in Education.

Leveraging AmeriCorps Members to Engage and Support Urban Student Success

Monday, June 18, 2012
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

SID: 2711

This workshop will explore evidence-based programming that uses AmeriCorps members to support urban schools in their quest to increase student success. Participants will join in interactive activities in order to walk away with their own action plan.

Speaker(s):   Omar Guessous
Phillip Randall
Laura Rog

Twitter: #NCVS2711

Service Learning: Progressive Measures to Increase Educational Performance

Monday, June 18, 2012
Time: 1:00 p.m.- 2:30 p.m.

SID: 3015

Impact volunteering strategies target specific needs, set clear outcomes and measure progress. This session presents proven models for service-learning and mentoring, and its impact on the overall academic and social performance of students.

Speaker(s):   Diahann Billings-Burford
Cathryn Kaye
Jim Ziolkowski

Twitter: #useyourblank

Aim for Success: Literacy Strategies + Service Learning, a Winning Combination

Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

SID: 2690

How do we engage every young person to attain success? What academic and life skills propel youth to self-identify as thriving learners? Experience easy-to-use, research-based methods that enliven students as they develop competencies and confidence.

Speaker(s):   Cathryn Kaye

Twitter: #cbkaye

Service-Learning: Collaboration Style

Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Time: 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

SID: 2743

Learn how to build partnerships between higher education, pre-K through 12 schools and HandsOn Action Centers to create a service-learning program. The challenges, benefits and successes will be shared for participants to leave with ideas and next steps.

Speaker(s):   Glenda Morling
Kari Pardoe

Twitter: #MNABenefit

The Third Grade Reads Blueprint: A Literacy Model for Cities

Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

SID: 3016

The Third Grade Reads Blueprint is a high-impact service strategy developed in partnership with Target, Cities of Service and ServiceNation. Discover how volunteers serving as reading coaches can drive educational outcomes for high-need students.

Speaker(s):   Nicole Gallant
Katie Leonberger
Shirley Sagawa

Twitter: #CitiesofService

Engaging Youth in Addressing the Achievement Gap

Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

SID: 2624

Here is your chance to bring youth into the conversation on the achievement gap. Learn how to engage students in a national effort and be introduced to materials and activities to guide thinking and spur ideas for youth-led work on this issue.

Speaker(s):   Kelita Bak
Amanda Larson
Whitney McKinley

Twitter: #engagingyouth

Leveraging Volunteers to Improve Educational Outcomes

Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Time: 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

SID: 3017

Caring adults can play a vital role in improving the educational experience of a child. Join a dialogue with three dynamic organizations to discuss strategies for mobilizing volunteers to partner with schools to improve educational outcomes.

Speaker(s):   Hedy Chang
Teecy Mathews
Alan Witchey – United Way of Central Indiana

Twitter: #EdOutcomes