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March 12, 2024

M.Ed. in Community Engagement Capstone: Learning by Doing: The Power of Experiential Education

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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The Merrimack Institute for New Teacher Support (MINTS)

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Thank you for your interest in attending our upcoming workshop called “Learning by Doing: The Power of Experiential Education workshop on Tuesday, March 12, 2024 from 4:00-5:30 PM on Zoom. This workshop is part of our 2024 M.Ed. in Community Engagement (CE) series – a series where current Merrimack College CE students share their capstone workshops with educators and the public. This session will be hosted by Jennifer Taymor Hart.

Workshop Description:
Quality learning experiences happen when students are fully engaged with educators and community partners. In a time when students are distracted more than ever and are disengaged from their community; teachers are looking for innovative ways to make meaningful connections for them. Why not leave the classroom? This workshop will discuss and showcase how intentional, strategic collaborations and curriculum development with partners will enhance student success. Students who participate in experiential education feel a sense of belonging and discover their civic interests towards positive change in their communities.
Participants will:
– Gain knowledge and understanding of the concept of experiential education and what it looks like to foster meaningful connections between curriculum content and real-world experiences with community partners.
– Take away tips and tools on how to identify and engage strategic partnerships and create lessons and activities for implementation into their teaching environments. All with a goal of growing learning opportunities for their students.
Presenter Biography: 
Jennifer Taymor Hart is a Family and Community Engagement Specialist with Galveston Independent School District in Galveston, TX. She serves as a link, broker, and connector of partnerships, programs, resources and support services for staff, students, and their families. Previously, she was a certified prevention specialist and coalition leader with the Bay Area Council on Drugs and Alcohol mentoring youth-led prevention campaigns. Jennifer is excited to share innovative ways in which you can integrate content and local community partnerships to engage all learners in the process of experiential education.

This workshop is free and open to Merrimack College students, alumni, and the public. Certificates of participation (1.5 hours) will be provided to all attendees. Please register below to secure your spot and to receive reminder emails with the Zoom information.

For any questions or concerns, please contact the MINTS email at