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Service Learning 101

  • 20 September 2019
  • 15:30
  • 22 September 2019
  • 12:30
  • International Community School of Addis Ababa

This Service Learning institute is designed specifically for educators K-12 to support the implementation of authentic service learning within schools. Curriculum development using the 5 Service Learning Standards ( Investigation, Planning and Preparation, Action, Reflection and Demonstration/Communication) will be shared.


KEY AUDIENCE: All Educators K-12

The aim of this event is to help develop foundational knowledge about Service Learning and how to embed service learning within classrooms and schools. There will be opportunity to engage in collaboration on service learning models, resources, integrated service learning units, and engaging teaching strategies to help educators successfully embed service learning at their schools. This course will also help with understanding the IBDP CAS Guidelines.


 Membership  Full Affiliate  Individual 
 Early-Bird Rate  US$ 415  US$ 435  US$ 435
 Full Registration  US$ 435  US$ 460  US$ 460

Early-bird Deadline: 22nd July 2019

Cancellation Date: 20th August 2019

Chris McBride learned the value of experiential learning as a student and it was influential in his decision to become an educator. During his career, he tried to provide his students with experiential learning opportunities but struggled with how to do it meaningfully in international schools. Service learning is a framework that provides meaningful experiential learning opportunities to international students. Chris is a director for and provides professional development workshops, coaching and resources for the implementation and integration of service learning into a school’s curricular and/or co-curricular program. Currently, there is an initiative to build the capacity for service learning at international schools within Africa.
Chris has been engaged with this initiative since it’s beginning. In addition to serving on the Association of International Schools in Africa (AISA) Service Learning Working Group for the last five years, Chris was part of a grassroots effort to institutionalize the Global Issues Service Summit. He has a Masters in Science Education and has completed his Initial Administrative License (Principal Certification in Oregon, USA). Currently, he is working to complete a graduate certificate in Student-Centered Coaching as well as a certificate in Service Learning and Community-Based Learning in Post-Secondary Education. Chris’ home base is in the USA and has worked internationally for over nine years in Africa at three different international schools. He is currently the MS Deputy Principal at the International Community School of Addis Ababa.

Tara Barton developed a passion for service learning on her first visit to South Africa as part of an International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP) Creativity, Activity, Action (CAS) program in 2002. The experience inspired her passionate to develop sustainable and meaningful service learning in schools. Tara is the Director of and provides educational consulting, professional development workshops, coaching, and resources for curriculum integration for meaningful service learning. In her role as Service Learning Coordinator at AISJ in South Africa, she supports teachers in the development of sustainable service learning projects and curricular integration as a coach. Tara also leads the Pre-K-12 Service Learning Program at both campuses across 5 divisions. Tara is the Association of International Schools of Africa (AISA) Service Learning Programme Coordinator for the region.
Beyond her Bachelor of Education, Tara has a Master of Educational Leadership and her Principals Training Certificate (PTC). She is an Understanding by Design (UbD) Trainer and is currently studying Cognitive Coaching. Tara’s home is Australia, she has worked internationally for over 15 years in the Middle East, Asia, and is currently based in Africa.



International Community School of Addis Ababa
Mauritania Rd, Addis Ababa,

Visa and Health
Visitors to Ethiopia require a visa unless they come from one of the visa exempt countries. Visit the Ethiopian evisa website to find out about the country's entry requirements and apply for your visa.

The visa can be obtained prior to travel or on arrival. A 30-Day entry visa costs US$52


Hilton Addis Ababa
Physical Address: Menelik II Avenue, Addis Ababa, 1164, Ethiopia.
Phone No: +251-11-517-0000
Single Occupancy Rate (Bed & Breakfast): US$ 140
Booking Process: Book directly via the hotel website
Airport Transfers: US$ 10 per way

Hotel – School Transport
The Host School will provide a shuttle to pick participants from the Hilton Hotel, Addis Ababa in the morning and provide a return trip in the evening.

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