This article reports on a program at an elementary school near Richmond, VA where teachers participated in service learning projects as part of a professional development day in anticipation of implementing similar projects with their students in their own classrooms. Source:
Linda Jacobson, Education DIVE, March 27, 2019Description:
"While professional learning for many teachers has moved to a virtual environment, teachers do still gather for in-person sessions. Increasingly, teachers are participating in the same types of learning activities that they want their students to experience, whether that’s game-based learning, a blended-learning opportunity, a cooperative assignment, or, in this case, connecting service activities to lessons about local and international needs. Participating in some of the same lessons that are intended for students can help teachers anticipate questions students might have, test any technology tools and programs needed, avoid implementation problems, and get a sense for whether the lesson will be engaging for students."Read the full article here!