June Conference will use Learning Circles to Explore "Building the Engaged Campus"

New England Campus Compact and Educators for Community Engagement are partnering to create an exciting three-day event, Creative Tensions in Building the Engaged Campus, on June 9-11 in Boston. This conference features a very powerful discussion method, learning circles. Learning Circles are a valuable tool for community-building, learning and social justice where participants share personal stories and leave with a plan of action. This gathering will offer a wide range of learning circles, including Service As a Political Concept, Preparing Global Citizens, Cultural Shifts and Democratic Organizations, and many others.

Click below for the conference announcement, or go to http://ase.tufts.edu/macc/events.htm#2005conference to learn more about the conference or www.e4ce.org to learn more about learning circles.

The Northeast Regional Campus Compact and the Educators for Community Engagement present:
Creative Tensions in Building the Engaged Campus A Three-day Event of Innovative Workshops, Dynamic Learning Circles, and Renowned Speakers June 9-11, 2005 at Pine Manor College, Boston, MA

Featuring Keynote Speaker: Julia Cameron, Internationally Recognized Workshop Leader and Author of the million-plus seller "The Artist's Way"

Come to learn. Come to act. Come together.

For the first time ever, the Northeast Regional Campus Compacts have joined forces with the Educators for Community Engagement (www.e4ce.org), combining their annual meetings to create a unique national gathering, unlike any other conference you will attend all year. This partnership brings together two of the oldest service-learning organizations in the country, to explore the future of campus and community engagement.

The Northeast Campus Compacts have become invaluable resources for strengthening and expanding the engaged campus. They provide proven models and tested resources for more than 300 campuses across 7 states and their annual conference has come to be the premier service-learning event in the northeast. The Educators for Community Engagement has spent ten years exploring models of teaching and learning that value diverse voices and involve all members of the service-learning community. Drawing on the personal stories and experiences of its members, the Educators for Community Engagement using learning circles to probe cutting edge questions about our role as teachers, students, and community partners.

This year's combined conference, Creative Tensions in Building the Engaged Campus, will provide participants with new tools, training, and the opportunity to work together. The two organizations have worked closely to develop a new kind of conference. Set on a college campus, with on-site housing available, this conference will seek to build community between participants, offer new resources to the field, and energize our work. With valuable workshops and collaborative problem solving sessions, this promises to be a one of a kind event.

For more information and to register, please visit http://ase.tufts.edu/macc/events.htm#2005conference.

Added by Sandy on April 05, 2005