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Career Clusters Institute Blog Series: Service-Learning-Setting a New Standard

This blog series provides readers with insight on the valuable content that will be shared at the Career Clusters ™ Institute. Guest bloggers are among teachers, faculty, researchers and other experts that will present at the national gathering in Washington, DC in June.

Presenter Stefonie Sebastian is a Team Leader of the National FFA Organization; and co-presenter Dedra Andreko is Program Manager of the National FFA Organization, Indianapolis, Indiana.

Have you ever wondered how you would truly engage our students in their education? Well, then this session is for you! During this interactive session with the Living to Serve team from the National FFA Organization, you will learn how to utilize service-learning to truly set a new standard of engagement for your students. Learn how agriculture education teachers are implementing this pedagogy in their classrooms to increase grades, attendance and social responsibility as well as how it applies to other CTE areas. Participants of this session will:

•Understand the differences between community service, experiential learning and service-learning
•Learn the benefits of utilizing service-learning in CTE programs
•Implement the steps to develop a service-learning project

We look forward to sharing with you how service-learning has truly moved the National FFA Organization forward in ensuring that we are developing students potential for premiere leadership, personal growth and career success through agriculture education.

Ramona Schescke, Member Services Manager

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