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How to Build an Effective Community Service Program

Thursday, August 22, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

Presented by Dr. David R. Schuler, Superintendent of High School District 214 and Co-founder of Transeo

Sponsored by Transeo

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Students gain skills to succeed and create powerful connections when they participate in community service. But too often, students and staff track and verify these experiences with paper, pencils and endless spreadsheets.

In this edWebinar, you’ll learn how several school districts have ditched this antiquated approach and implemented a digital system that has captured thousands of hours of community service in one year while celebrating students and their impact. This comes as states are required to incorporate a non-academic indicator as part of their state ESSA accountability plans. Community service is a non-academic indicator that several states are using.

You will walk away from this presentation understanding how to create a community service program that empowers both students and staff, how to seamlessly track and verify volunteering, and the kind of data and insights they can present to different stakeholders to tout public education’s economic impact on communities. You’ll also learn how switching from paper and pencil to a digital system will help staff focus more on students and less on paper-based processes.

This edWebinar will be of interest to middle and high school teachers and school and district leaders. There will be time to get your questions answered at the end of the presentation.

David SchulerAbout the Presenter

Dr. David R. Schuler, a national education leader and superintendent of High School District 214 in the northwest suburbs of Chicago, is passionate about the importance of community service learning and preparing all students to be college, career and life ready. Dr. Schuler launched Redefining Ready!, a national initiative around post-secondary readiness, during his time as 2015-16 president of AASA, The School Superintendents Association. In 2018, Dr. Schuler was named the Illinois Superintendent of the Year and that same year he was named the AASA National Superintendent of the Year. Dr. Schuler earned his bachelor’s degree from Carroll University and his master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

 

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Transeo is a suite of cloud-based educational solutions that helps students and staff track and report community service hours and workplace learning experiences. Transeo helps schools and districts move away from paper-based processes so counselors, advisors, and administrators can invest more quality time with the people who matter the most: students.

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