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Rescheduled Workshop - Service Learning: Moving from Ideas to Action
Cathryn Berger Kaye

Wednesday, March 1, 2017
9:30 am - 3:00 pm

ISACS Classroom
Chicago, IL

This workshop was originally scheduled for Monday, December 12 but was cancelled due to winter weather in the Midwest. We have rescheduled this workshop for Wednesday, March 1.

If you had previously registered to attend the workshop on Monday, December 12, your registration was transferred to the new date in response to a Survey Monkey that was sent out to all 12/12 registrants on 12/16. If you were NOT registered to attend on 12/12 but would like to attend the new workshop date on Wednesday, March 1, please register today.

Questions? Call the ISACS office at 312-750-1190.

Moving from ideas to purposeful action: this is the heart of service learning. Educators seek ways to add depth and meaning to academics, and strategies that will guide students to understand the dense and complex issues facing our communities. This can be accomplished through a reliable and effective process: service learning. Participate in a dynamic interchange and engaging experiences exploring how service learning builds the capacity for students to:

  • investigate through action research
  • prepare with curiosity as they make curricular connections
  • act with an understanding of reciprocity and mutual benefit 
  • reflect by choice on significant moments and learning—and enjoy the process of reflection
  • demonstrate what has been learned, the process of learning, and what has been accomplished through service—resulting in a more astute and competent learner

This highly interactive workshop is designed for educators in grades K-12 to provide practical strategies you can use immediately. Handouts are included. Come ready to participate. 

Cathryn Berger Kaye, M.A., CBK Associates, author and international educator, travels 200+ days annually throughout the US and globally providing professional learning programs, conference keynotes, in-depth institutes, custom-designed curricula, and onsite assistance to schools. Her specializations include service learning, enlivening the curriculum, school climate and culture, youth leadership, effective teaching strategies, and her new high school advisory program. A former teacher, Berger Kaye is the author of numerous articles and eight books including The Complete Guide to Service Learning: Proven, Practical Ways to Engage Students in Civic Responsibility, Academic Curriculum, & Social Action, and two books with environmental advocate Philippe Cousteau to inspire students to be environmental stewards. For more information, visit:

Location of Workshop
The workshop will take place at the ISACS classroom at 55 West Wacker Drive, Suite 702, Chicago, IL. 

Directions, Parking & Public Transportation
The location is located in the heart of Chicago, with easy access to public transportation.

Click here for directions to the ISACS classroom including driving, parking and public transportation directions. Parking is available at several area garages. To secure discounted rates prior to your arrival in Chicago, visit If possible, we suggest taking public transportation.

Air Travel
Both Midway and O'Hare airports are easily accessible to the ISACS classroom. Fly into Midway (on Southwest Airlines) or into O'Hare and take the "L" (Chicago's public transportation) and be at the ISACS classroom in less than an hour.  

‚ÄčGO Airport Express (Share-a-Ride) Shuttle Service
ISACS has negotiated a special rate with GO Airport Express for ISACS members – 15% off the standard rates. Reservations MUST be made in advance and online to receive the discounted rate. The standard rate per person to/from O’Hare is approximately $28 one-way; $49 round-trip. The standard rate per person to/from Midway is approximately $24 one-way; $40 round-trip. To receive the 15% discount off the standard rates, please click here for the Go Airport Express website to make a reservation in advance. A credit card is required and charged at the time of reservation. Airport walk-ups are not eligible for the discounted rate. Parties of two more reserving at the same time receive a discount. Please visit their website for more information.  

Hotel Accommodations
The ISACS Professional Development team has partnered with many incredible Chicago hotels. The hotels are within walking distance of the ISACS classroom and as a member of ISACS you have access to the discounted rates all year long for your professional and personal travel. Click here to find out how to make a reservation at any of the hotels and select the option that meets your travel needs.

The Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront is offering a special group rate for ISACS guests. To receive this rate please call 1 (877) 999-3223 and ask for the ISACSKaye rate or click here to utilize the easy and convenient booking link below that will automatically provide the group rate. Please make your reservations by November 17th  in order to receive this special group rate.

If you have any issues when booking a room, please contact the ISACS office at 312-750-1190. 

Registration Fee

  • $225 member fee
  • $275 non-member fee 
  • The registration fee includes a copy of her book, The Complete Guide to Service Learning: Proven, Practical Ways to Engage Students in Civic Responsibility, Academic Curriculum, & Social Action Second Edition, Revised, Book with Digital Content Edition
  • There is no group discount for this workshop
  • Workshop includes coffee/tea, light breakfast, lunch and refreshments 
  • Register early as we anticipate this workshop will reach capacity
  • Please review the Registration Confirmation information below

Registration Confirmation Communications from ISACS
Once registration for the workshop has been completed the following communications will be sent from ISACS:

  • Once registration is complete, an email will automatically be sent to the contact person on the registration confirming that registration has been completed.
  • Approximately three weeks prior to the workshop, ISACS will send a confirmation email to the registrant with details for the workshop.
  • Approximately one week prior to the workshop, ISACS will send a final confirmation email to the registrant with details for the workshop.

If you do not receive these emails prior to arriving at a workshop, please call the ISACS office at 312-750-1190. It is possible your email address was entered incorrectly OR your registration was not completed.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations must be received in writing to ISACS by emailing 10 business days prior to the event to receive a 50% refund. Cancellations received within 10 days of the event will not receive a refund. Registration may be transferred to another member from the same school. ISACS reserves the right to cancel the workshop for insufficient enrollment. In this case, participants will be notified and given a full refund. 

Questions? Please call 312-750-1190.

Member Cost: $225     Non-member Cost: $275


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