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Service Learning 101

  • 09 November 2018
  • 15:30
  • 11 November 2018
  • 12:00
  • American International School of Johannesburg


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 with the opportunity to engage in collaboration on service learning models, resources, integrated service learning units, and engaging teaching strategies to help you successfully embed Service Learning at your school. This course will also help with understanding the IBDP CAS Guidelines.

KEY AUDIENCE: All those interested in Service Learning.

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The aim of this institute is to introduce teachers to the concept of Service Learning and allow them to familiarize themselves with the stages and how they relate to their subject areas and divisions (ages) of students. Participants will consider what Service and Service Learning currently "looks" like in their schools and take the opportunity to consider the different ways that Service Learning can be embedded into a school - both through community partner programs and within the curriculum.

Learners attending this institute can expect to:

  • Understand a variety of entry points for Service Learning
  • Understand how to integrate Service learning in the current curriculum
  • Learn how to select partners and collaboratives for sustainability
  • Learn about student leadership and mentorship for sustainable activities


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.

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

Early-Bird Date: 10th September 2018

Cancellation Date: 9th October 2018



The American International School of Johannesburg (AISJ)

Knopjeslaagte, Midrand,

Johannesburg, South Africa.

Visa and Health

Refer to the South Africa VISA Information and Exemptions website for information.


Hotel Name: City Lodge Hotel

Physical Address: Cnr Montecasino Boulevard & Witkoppen Roads; Fourways, Johannesburg.

Phone No: +27 11 244 6000

Single Occupancy Rate (Bed & Breakfast): ZAR 952.80

Double Occupancy Rate (Bed & Breakfast): ZAR 1,117.80

Booking Process

To make a booking, fill in the Booking Form and send it the Reservations Team at with your check in/out details.

Airport Transfers

To arrange for an airport transfer, send an email to Marco at Avala Transport ( with your itinerary details. Marco can also be reached at +27 827715885

Hotel – School Transport

The Host School will provide a shuttle to pick participants from the City Lodge Hotel in the morning and provide a return trip in the evening.

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