Regardless of the need to pivot Community Engaged Learning (CEL) to remote and virtual platforms, we can still develop meaningful community partnerships and engaging experiences for our students. In fact, the pandemic has increased the urgency for human-centric experiences and ways to address the needs in our community. This presentation will first focus on best practices of reciprocity, and the challenges and unexpected gifts of achieving that virtually. Next will be a presentation (and small group discussions) of the 4 Ps of engagement, technology and organizational tools, and reflection assignments that can facilitate successful virtual CEL.
Presented as part of the Fusion Webinar Series. The Fusion Project provides critical training and support for faculty as they continue to navigate online teaching as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and offers instruction for how to integrate community engagement methodologies into existing curricula to improve the quality of course delivery and foster student engagement. As part of the Fusion Project, in partnership with Maine Campus Compact, we are offering a series of 4 free webinars to provide added support to faculty with the generous support of the Davis Educational Foundation.