Turning Learners Into Leaders:
Empowering Youth Through Service in Education
June 29 - August 2, 2015
Join us for an innovative online professional development course! Free and open to everyone, this course will teach participants how to identify and implement a local service-learning campaign using the new Roots & Shoots program model.
Complete the course and mentor young people to lead change in their communities by mapping needs, collaborating with stakeholders, and designing practical solutions in the form of campaigns. Connect young
people to Dr. Goodall’s message of hope while facilitating a sense of empowerment that comes from helping others! Watch this video to see
what Roots & Shoots service learning could look like in your classroom!
Also, check out the clip to the right for an introduction to Erin Viera-Orr
and Hope Martinez, your instructors for the course! In this video, they share an overview of the program and you'll hear from a middle school
Roots & Shoots student who has gone through the program.
Participants who complete the course will receive a Roots & Shoots Certificate of Completion.
We recommend uploading the Certificate to your online professional profiles (such as LinkedIn).
"At the schools I have worked at in the past, we have done some community service projects, but nothing like the service learning that we are all learning about through this course. I cannot wait to help my students begin on their journey!"
"I loved the introduction to the mapping engine [GME Lite]. I have already found it useful. This provides a valuable skill for teachers and students."
"The course was comprehensive and helpful as a veteran Roots & Shoots leader. I look forward to trying the community mapping."
"This was by far the best online course I have ever taken. This course was well planned and wonderfully executed. The information was clear and accessible. The teachers and all involved were enthusiastic and insightful, clear and informative. The activities were directly connected and helped me learn the information. I was previously daunted looking at the sources on the Roots & Shoots website, but now I feel that I can easily access this tool and use it in the classroom. I am so excited for my next step. Thank you to all who put their time, energy and passion into creating and running this course. You are truly appreciated. My future students will hear about the wonderful class that taught me how to take their education to whole other level of existence! Hugs!"