Are you ready to pair your community engagement with academic credit? Register for the CCE’s Spring 2021 course: ‘INTD 0121: Community Connected Learning.’
 

"I want change" graffiti on Marble Works bridge

COMMUNITY CONNECTED LEARNING

In this course students will apply their relevant coursework to place-based contexts by collaborating with community partners independently or in groups to complete a community-connected learning project that will contribute to the public good. Center for Community Engagement (CCE) instructors will meet with students weekly in cohorts to explore the social issues raised in their experiences. Final projects may take a variety of forms, such as a portfolio, media production, or paper. Students should contact the course instructor to discuss, confirm and/or receive assistance in identifying a community partner and to begin to define their projects. 

EXPERTISE & SKILLS

Community-connected learning supports civic knowledge cultivation, skill building, and identity development. You’ll get to develop social-issue knowledge, collaborative skills, and civic identity that  complements your new or existing community partnership experiences!

EXAMPLE PROJECTS 

  • Work with area public health officials to craft messaging and infographics that support public understanding of mask-wearing and COVID-19 vaccines
  • As a Community Friends mentor, create remote mentoring modules and activities 
  • Help an outdoor education foundation work toward accreditation as an outdoor school 
  • Develop pre-recorded and remote materials and activities for K-12 classrooms for programs such as Language and Culture in Motion
  • Help area service providers and first responders craft effective referral materials and processes to connect community members with services they need 
  • Provide programmatic support and/or material development for partnering schools and organizations

COURSE INFORMATION

Semester: Spring 2021

Instructors:
Kristen Mullins
Jason Duquette-Hoffman
Kailee Brickner-McDonald

Format: Flexible Online - This is a flexible online course with the choice between an in-person or online discussion sections.

Center for Community Engagement
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT 05753

communityengagement@middlebury.edu
(802) 443-3580