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9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance: Invasive Plant Species Removal(3.0 Hours)
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Volunteers will be removing invasive plant species. Please meet at Confederate Hall in Stone Mountain Park. Please tell the gate attendant that you are here to meet with Brian McKnight and the gate fee will be waived. Please wear long pants, long sleeves and closed toe shoes. Bottled water will be provided.


Earth Day(4.0 Hours)
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“Spreading the Love”

Four South River Cleanup and Exploration Opportunities

Earth Day Weekend

Just in time for spring and Earth Day explore South River while lending a hand removing trash and debris from the river’s bank and floodplain. 

All clean up tools and materials will be provided.


Global Youth Service Day(4.0 Hours)
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This is an opportunity for GPC faculty, staff and students to serve. Please meet at Confederate Hall at Stone Mountain. Tell the gate attendant you are there to meet with Brian McKnight for a service project and the gate fee will be waived. We'll be removing invasive plants. Please wear closed toe shoes and long pants. Gloves, tools, a snack and water will be provided. 



Leading EDGE Retreat Part 1 - Collaborative Learning & Problem-Based Learning(3.5 Hours)
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Description: This workshop will provide faculty members with the tools necessary to implement collaborative learning and problem based learning in their courses. This is part one of a four segment series. Pat Marsteller from Emory University will lead our workshop providing general information about collaborative learning and problem based learning. She will also lead small group activities designed to help faculty design specific course-based activities. Participants should bring a copy of their course syllabus and a laptop to the session.

Leading EDGE Retreat Part 2 - Community-based Learning(3.5 Hours)
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Description: This workshop will provide faculty members with the tools necessary to implement one or more of the engaged pedagogies highlighted in the QEP. This is part two of four-part series. Gail Jessen from Salt Lake Community College will lead our workshop providing general information about community-based learning. She will also lead small group activities designed to help faculty design specific course-based activities. Participants should bring a copy of their course syllabus and a laptop to the session.

Leading EDGE Retreat Part 3 - Syllabus Development & Reflection(3.5 Hours)
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Description: This workshop will provide faculty members with the tools necessary to implement one or more of the engaged pedagogies highlighted in the QEP. This is part three of four-part series. Gail Robinson senior advisor to the Community College National Center for Community Engagement and formerly of the American Association of Community Colleges will lead our workshop focusing on syllabus development and reflection techniques. She will also lead small group activities designed to help faculty design specific course-based activities. Participants should bring a copy of their course syllabus and a laptop to the session. Enter any special instructions here. This text will be included in the class reminder email.

Leading EDGE Retreat Part 4 - Advanced Reflection & Celebration(5.0 Hours)
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Description: This workshop will provide faculty members with the tools necessary to implement one or more of the engaged pedagogies highlighted in the QEP. This is part four of the four part series. Learn how other GPC faculty members are integrating high impact practices into their courses. Presenters will include representatives from the Bridging Cultures project, the Road Map project, PEER UP, and GPC Reads.

Make A Difference Day - Clarkston Community Center(2.0 Hours)
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Description: Make a Difference Day is an annual, national day to help others in the community. It is the nation's largest day of volunteering, thanks to the passion of millions of people like you. 

Students will serve a street team and distribute information about the local Clarkston Community Center farmer's market and talk to members of the community about the farmer's market. 

Make a Difference Day - Project Open Hand(3.0 Hours)
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Description: Make a Difference Day is an annual, national day to help others in the community. It is the nation's largest day of volunteering, thanks to the passion of millions of people like you. 

Students will be packaging meals. 

There are specific dress code requirements. For safety reasons, those not dressed properly will not be able to enter the work area. 
  

· No high heels or “open toed” shoes – no flip-flops or sandals

· Long pants only. No shorts or skirts.

· No gum

· No jewelry of any kind (earrings, rings, bracelets, necklaces and watches.)

· No sleeveless shirts or tank tops (a short sleeve t-shirt is fine)

· Facial hair must be covered by beard cover

· Make sure to leave all valuables/personal belongings at home or secure them prior to arrival at Open Hand


Make A Difference Day - St. Vincent De Paul (Chamblee)(4.0 Hours)
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Description: Make a Difference Day is an annual, national day to help others in the community. It is the nation's largest day of volunteering, thanks to the passion of millions of people like you. 

Students will be helping to organize the thrift store and serving as personal shoppers to the thrift store customers.


Make A Difference Day - St. Vincent De Paul (Stone Mountain)(4.0 Hours)
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Description: Make a Difference Day is an annual, national day to help others in the community. It is the nation's largest day of volunteering, thanks to the passion of millions of people like you. 

Students will be helping to organize the thrift store and serving as personal shoppers to the thrift store customers.

Make A Difference Day 2013(4.0 Hours)
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One of the project will include removing invasive plant species at Stone Mountain Park. Please meet at Confederate in Stone Mountain Park. Please tell the gate attendant that you are here to meet with Brian McKnight and the gate fee will be waived. Please wear long pants, long sleeves and closed toe shoes. Bottled water and t-shirts will be provided.


MLK Day of Service(4.0 Hours)
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Members of the GPC community will meet at a community organization to serve. Community partners in the past have included: Clarkston Community Center, Hands on Newton, Stone Mountain Park, Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve, Lyons Farm, AWARE, Flat Rock Archive and the City of Dunwoody.

 


Service Learning 101(1.0 Hours)
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SL 101 is an introductory service learning workshop that is beneficial to service learning newbies and seasoned veterans alike. Learn about project development, fundamentals of service learning, reflection and civic responsibility.


Service Learning 101 and Reflection(2.5 Hours)
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SL 101 and Reflection is an introductory service learning workshop that is beneficial to service learning newbies and seasoned veterans alike. Learn about project development, fundamentals of service learning and reflection. Reflection is the graded component of a service learning project and the process by which meaning is made and learning occurs.


Syllabus Development Workshop(1.0 Hours)
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This workshop will present information to help faculty modify an existing course syllabus to incorporate service learning. Building on key concepts covered in the Service Learning 101 and Reflection Workshops. We will provide best practices for faculty to consider during the project design process. Participants will leave the workshop with an understanding of the major components of a successful service learning project and how to craft the syllabus to include service learning.