Integrative Teaching and Deep Learning
through Participation in a Service-Learning
Project Involving Retrieving Freedom In...
• Assistant Professor of Education
• Leadership Fellow
• Iowa Campus Compact Engaged Scholar
Faculty Fellow
• Former Direc...
• President of RFI
• Owner of Rock Run Retrievers
– Trained dogs for AKC field trials
Mr. Scott Dewey
2014 Upper Midwest C...
 Participants will understand and appreciate the value of
service dogs in the lives of Veterans and children with autism
...
Name, Institution, Position, Role(s)?
2014 Upper Midwest Civic Engagement Summit
1. Why did you attend this particular presentation?
AND
2. What do you hope/need to gain from the
presentation?
Two Questi...
What did you take away from the Ted Talk?
So Why Are We Presenting to You?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHfo17ikSpY
2014...
Further
informed by:
Soesbe’s
Conceptual
Framework of
Leadership
Development
2014 Upper Midwest Civic Engagement Summit
Attempting to achieve deep and integrative
learning as part of a Leadership Theories and
Practices (ID 315) course that in...
What Do We Want/Need our Students
to Experience and Accomplish?
 Deep and Integrative learning
We are not doing enough fo...
Deep Learning AAC&U LEAP/Kuh High
Impact Practices
• Work closely with faculty and staff
• Common intellectual experiences...
Deep Learning: Effective Conditions
and Practices
• Academic challenge
• Active and collaborative learning
• Student-facul...
Deep vs. Surface Learning
Deep  Learning Surface  Learning
Focus is on “what is signified”  Focus is on the “signs” (or on...
How Do We Accomplish D & I Learning?
 Partly through the pedagogy and idea
of triangulated learning
2014 Upper Midwest Ci...
Triangulated Learning
Traditional
Peer
Experiential
Tabb, M. (2011). The Sacred Acre: The Ed Thomas Story. Zondervan: Mich...
Traditional Learning
2014 Upper Midwest Civic Engagement Summit
Peer (Collaborative) Learning
2014 Upper Midwest Civic Engagement Summit
Experiential Learning (Service-learning)
http://www.wartburg.edu/cb/
2014 Upper Midwest Civic Engagement Summit
What are Ways That D & I Learning can
be Attained?
 Reciprocal, significant, and meaningful
partnerships
 Civic engageme...
Retrieving Freedom, Inc. is an organization that
trains service dogs for veterans and children
with autism.
2014 Upper Mid...
2014 Upper Midwest Civic Engagement Summit
“Freedom isn’t Free”
“Where Some See Limitations, We Bring Opportunities”
 503(c) organization
 Based out of two locations (Waverly, IA & Sen...
 Philosophy of RFI
 Organization of RFI
 Process of selecting recipients
- Application and cost share,
 Process of rai...
ID 315’s involvement with RFI:
 Meet 12 times over the course of the semester
 Students are trained how to work with the...
Service Projects with ID 315
• Fundraising and promoting for RFI
• W-SR Elementary School Reading project
• Wheelchair Bas...
Fundraising and Promoting RFI
•Grilling out at football games
2014 Upper Midwest Civic Engagement Summit
2014 Upper Midwest Civic Engagement Summit
W-SR Reading
Reward Program
2014 Upper Midwest Civic Engagement Summit
2014 Upper Midwest Civic Engagement Summit
RFI Wheelchair Basketball Game
2014 Upper Midwest Civic Engagement Summit
2014 Upper Midwest Civic Engagement Summit
Christmas
on Main
Future of RFI • 5,500 square foot facility
• Training center
• Rooms for Veterans
receiving dogs
• Classrooms
• Working to...
Ongoing research associated with the RFI partnership:
 Trying to determine the change in civic attitudes, skills, and
dis...
Arrange yourself into three or four diverse groups.
Let’s Create Groups
Do not open until
5/20/2013
2014 Upper Midwest Civ...
1. What are you currently doing in your
position/role to help foster and improve
partnerships?
2. What do you want/need to...
Questions and
Comments?
2014 Upper Midwest Civic Engagement Summit
Thank you for your attention, insight,
and questions.
Bill Soesbe bill.soesbe@wartburg.edu
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The session pertains to a Service-Learning project involving Retrieving Freedom. The presentation will foster an interactive exchange of information and a service dog will showcase its benefi ts. The program’s development and implementation will be highlighted. Participants will leave with ideas about how to implement a project and develop a similar venture.

William J. Soesbe III
Assistant Professor of Education
Iowa Campus Compact Engaged Scholars
Faculty Fellow
Wartburg College

Scott Dewey
President of Retrieving Freedom Inc.

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    1. 1. Integrative Teaching and Deep Learning through Participation in a Service-Learning Project Involving Retrieving Freedom Inc. (RFI) Dr. William J. Soesbe III Mr. Scott Dewey Menomonie, Wisconsin Friday, June 13th , 2014 @3:25-4:25 2014 Upper Midwest Civic Engagement Summit
    2. 2. • Assistant Professor of Education • Leadership Fellow • Iowa Campus Compact Engaged Scholar Faculty Fellow • Former Director for the Office of Student Field Experiences and School Partnerships Coordinator at Wartburg College • Served as a middle school science teacher within the Waverly-Shell Rock CSD Dr. William J. Soesbe III 2014 Upper Midwest Civic Engagement Summit
    3. 3. • President of RFI • Owner of Rock Run Retrievers – Trained dogs for AKC field trials Mr. Scott Dewey 2014 Upper Midwest Civic Engagement Summit
    4. 4.  Participants will understand and appreciate the value of service dogs in the lives of Veterans and children with autism  Participants will possess a better understanding of how to develop or enhance a reciprocal service-learning initiative.  Participants will be able to better assess and evaluate an experiential learning initiative.  Participants will be able to implement a variety of strategies to strengthen existing college-community partnerships.  Participants will have brainstormed ways to enhance a current community engagement project or have generated ideas for a new project. Goals and Objectives 2014 Upper Midwest Civic Engagement Summit
    5. 5. Name, Institution, Position, Role(s)? 2014 Upper Midwest Civic Engagement Summit
    6. 6. 1. Why did you attend this particular presentation? AND 2. What do you hope/need to gain from the presentation? Two Questions… 2014 Upper Midwest Civic Engagement Summit
    7. 7. What did you take away from the Ted Talk? So Why Are We Presenting to You? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHfo17ikSpY 2014 Upper Midwest Civic Engagement Summit
    8. 8. Further informed by: Soesbe’s Conceptual Framework of Leadership Development 2014 Upper Midwest Civic Engagement Summit
    9. 9. Attempting to achieve deep and integrative learning as part of a Leadership Theories and Practices (ID 315) course that involves a significant service-learning experience with RFI. Looking beyond the visible light spectrum… 2014 Upper Midwest Civic Engagement Summit
    10. 10. What Do We Want/Need our Students to Experience and Accomplish?  Deep and Integrative learning We are not doing enough for our students and we need to. Deep and integrative learning is not the only answer, but is ONE of the answers. 2014 Upper Midwest Civic Engagement Summit
    11. 11. Deep Learning AAC&U LEAP/Kuh High Impact Practices • Work closely with faculty and staff • Common intellectual experiences • Learning communities • Writing intensive courses • Collaborative assignments • Service-learning • Capstone courses that integrate and apply previous learning 2014 Upper Midwest Civic Engagement Summit
    12. 12. Deep Learning: Effective Conditions and Practices • Academic challenge • Active and collaborative learning • Student-faculty interaction • Supportive campus environment • Enriching educational experiences  Civic engagement  Co-curricular leadership  Experiential learning • Shared responsibility for educational quality Kuh, G., Kinzie, J. Schuh, J. Whitt, E. (2005). Student success in college; Creating conditions that matter. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
    13. 13. Deep vs. Surface Learning Deep  Learning Surface  Learning Focus is on “what is signified”  Focus is on the “signs” (or on the learning as  a signifier of something else) Relates previous knowledge to new  knowledge  Focus on unrelated parts of the task  Relates knowledge from different courses  Information for assessment is simply  memorized  Relates theoretical ideas to everyday  experience  Facts and concepts are associated  unreflectively  Relates and distinguishes evidence and  argument  Principles are not distinguished from  examples  Organizes and structures content into  coherent whole  Task is treated as an external imposition  Emphasis is internal, from within the  student  Emphasis is external, from demands of  assessment  http://www.learningandteaching.info/learning/deepsurf.htm
    14. 14. How Do We Accomplish D & I Learning?  Partly through the pedagogy and idea of triangulated learning 2014 Upper Midwest Civic Engagement Summit
    15. 15. Triangulated Learning Traditional Peer Experiential Tabb, M. (2011). The Sacred Acre: The Ed Thomas Story. Zondervan: Michigan. Heifetz, R. and Linsky, M. (2002). Leadership on the Line: Staying Alive Through the Dangers of Leading. Harvard Business School Press: Massachusetts. Discussion,reflection, presentations Leadership on the Line & The Sacred Acre , worksheetsCommunityBuildersor RetrievingFreedomInc. Deep and Integrative Learning
    16. 16. Traditional Learning 2014 Upper Midwest Civic Engagement Summit
    17. 17. Peer (Collaborative) Learning 2014 Upper Midwest Civic Engagement Summit
    18. 18. Experiential Learning (Service-learning) http://www.wartburg.edu/cb/ 2014 Upper Midwest Civic Engagement Summit
    19. 19. What are Ways That D & I Learning can be Attained?  Reciprocal, significant, and meaningful partnerships  Civic engagement  Service-learning experiences 2014 Upper Midwest Civic Engagement Summit
    20. 20. Retrieving Freedom, Inc. is an organization that trains service dogs for veterans and children with autism. 2014 Upper Midwest Civic Engagement Summit
    21. 21. 2014 Upper Midwest Civic Engagement Summit “Freedom isn’t Free”
    22. 22. “Where Some See Limitations, We Bring Opportunities”  503(c) organization  Based out of two locations (Waverly, IA & Senatobia, MS) Train and provide service dogs to veterans and children with autism Accredited with Assistance Dogs International (ADI) 2014 Upper Midwest Civic Engagement Summit
    23. 23.  Philosophy of RFI  Organization of RFI  Process of selecting recipients - Application and cost share,  Process of raising and training a dog - Resources, donor families, training, training facility  Process of placing a dog with a recipient *Demand for dogs outpaces the supply 2014 Upper Midwest Civic Engagement Summit
    24. 24. ID 315’s involvement with RFI:  Meet 12 times over the course of the semester  Students are trained how to work with the dogs - Operant conditioning, positive reinforcement, & discipline Students are paired with a dog at various stages of its training Students train and work with the dogs Students also perform other responsibilities associated with the dog and RFI Inc. 2014 Upper Midwest Civic Engagement Summit
    25. 25. Service Projects with ID 315 • Fundraising and promoting for RFI • W-SR Elementary School Reading project • Wheelchair Basketball event • Christmas on Main event 2014 Upper Midwest Civic Engagement Summit
    26. 26. Fundraising and Promoting RFI •Grilling out at football games 2014 Upper Midwest Civic Engagement Summit
    27. 27. 2014 Upper Midwest Civic Engagement Summit W-SR Reading Reward Program
    28. 28. 2014 Upper Midwest Civic Engagement Summit
    29. 29. 2014 Upper Midwest Civic Engagement Summit RFI Wheelchair Basketball Game
    30. 30. 2014 Upper Midwest Civic Engagement Summit
    31. 31. 2014 Upper Midwest Civic Engagement Summit Christmas on Main
    32. 32. Future of RFI • 5,500 square foot facility • Training center • Rooms for Veterans receiving dogs • Classrooms • Working towards fundraising 2014 Upper Midwest Civic Engagement Summit
    33. 33. Ongoing research associated with the RFI partnership:  Trying to determine the change in civic attitudes, skills, and dispositions of participants - Moely, McFarland, Miron, Mercer, Illustre (Fall 2002, Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning) - Civic Attitudes and Skills Questionnaire (CASQ) - Pre-test, post-test, and post/pre-test - Interviews with participants 2014 Upper Midwest Civic Engagement Summit
    34. 34. Arrange yourself into three or four diverse groups. Let’s Create Groups Do not open until 5/20/2013 2014 Upper Midwest Civic Engagement Summit
    35. 35. 1. What are you currently doing in your position/role to help foster and improve partnerships? 2. What do you want/need to do to further develop service-learning opportunities? 3. What partnerships or S-L experiences currently exist or are you working on to meet the needs of your students, community, and institution? Peer Learning Experience 2014 Upper Midwest Civic Engagement Summit
    36. 36. Questions and Comments? 2014 Upper Midwest Civic Engagement Summit
    37. 37. Thank you for your attention, insight, and questions. Bill Soesbe bill.soesbe@wartburg.edu

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