Introduction to Learning to Give
This brief tutorial will give you a tour of the rich and useful Learning to Give website. This course guides you through key starting points and tips for finding some of the great resources available. The more you explore, the more you'll find to guide your practice and help you infuse philanthropy education into all your subject areas. This is not an add-on, but an enrichment to what you are already teaching.
After completing this course (about 45 minutes), the learner is prompted to take a bief quiz based on the content. Upon successful completion of this quiz, the learner may request a certificate suitable for a professional development portfolio, or as proof of .75 educational clock hours that can be used toward continuing education credit in most states. Please contact your State Department of Education or school district for specific information. Documentation of the completed courses and copies of the certificate are stored under "My Account" of the Learning to Give website where the learner may access (and print) them at any time.
- Get a big picture overview and a tour of the Learning to Give website features
- Learn how to infuse philanthropy concepts into your practice
- Gain tips for finding lesson plans by different entry points
- Shorten your learning curve for becoming a Learning to Give classroom and school
- Find hidden treasures to deepen your students' engagement in school and community
Take a guided tour of the main menu and highlights of how to get started with resources.
There are many opportunities to include concepts of giving and community in what you teach across the disciplines. Learning to Give does not provide a step-by-step semester-long course, but provides many teacher-written lesson plans that infuse vocabulary, discussion, exploration, and practice of serving and building community in the classroom and beyond. Learning to Give's vision is that all young people have knowledge and experience to participate in their community as informed and caring citizens. Come back to Learning to Give again and again to find lessons related to all subject areas and connected to their community and student empowerment.
You don't need to know a complicated strategy or have a project planned. We help you get started by teaching one lesson. Or you might designate a day when everyone in the building teaches one lesson to build common vocabulary and tools for looking at community issues and needs -- a simple start that leads to a whole-school culture of giving and empathy for the common good.
Learning to Give resources will help students see ways to use their talents as active community members. Through exposure to philanthropic knowledge and experience, you help your students prepare for a life of responsible citizenship. We want to help you infuse knowledge, skills, and action of philanthropy - giving and civic engagement - into your school year.
This quiz has four multiple-choice questions based on the mini-course "Introduction to Learning to Give." If you answer 75 percent correctly, you will have the opportunity to download a personalized certificate. You may revisit the course and retake the quiz, if desired. ...