Since THIMUN is very keen on mobilizing students to step beyond the classroom to improve their communities, we were very happy to welcome Adam Carter – a service learning specialist and social studies teacher – to present two workshops at this year’s QLC in Doha. Mr Carter is the founder of a non-profit called Cause & Affect Foundation (http://causeandaffectfoundation.org/) ; he also teaches social studies at Schutz American School in Alexandria, Egypt where he has also designed a course on global citizenship and community service.
He presented a concise 9-step plan that teachers and students can follow in order to create meaningful community service projects that result in learning in and out of the classroom. Some of the main takeaways were the importance of integrating the underlying multi-disciplinary issues into the pre-existing curriculum, allowing students a voice in designing and carrying out the project and offering opportunities for them to celebrate their success and provide feedback on their experience. His slideshow is available here for any schools interested in adopting any of his ideas: goo.gl/nDRAVI Mr Carter has spoken at schools, conferences and universities around the world and is available for in-school visits and keynote speeches; he can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.