Workshop: Involving Students with Disabilities in Service-Learning

Course ID - CTD0406-6       

Short Title: Involving Students     

Audience:      Faculty, Staff, Administrators 
Length of Workshop:       1.5 hours 
Prerequisite     none

ACCESS students, like all MDC students, have myriad abilities and attend college to improve themselves and their opportunities for further education and gainful employment.  This workshop will help faculty understand the challenges and abilities of ACCESS students and the importance of involving ACCESS students in service-learning.  Faculty will learn about accommodation issues, the process for placing and supporting ACCESS students in service-learning, and how to deal with problems/challenges that might arise.  Faculty will learn about the challenges people with disabilities face in finding employment, and the role service-learning can play in improving studentsí employment prospects. They will also review the four steps required for a high quality service-learning experience -- preparation, action, reflection, and demonstration.

* Approved CT&D Workshop for Faculty Professional Development hours.


As a result of successful completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the goals and rationale of Project Reach, a national initiative to involve students with disabilities in service-learning
  • Describe the importance of involving students with disabilities in service-learning
  • Explain the mechanism created at MDC to place and support students with disabilities in service-learning
  • Explain basic issues of disability awareness and accommodation
  • Identify problems that might arise when involving students with disabilities in service-learning
  • Describe alternative options for placing students with disabilities in service-learning
  • Identify examples of community agencies where ACCESS students can serve
  • Discuss the three primary goals of service-learning, and identify the four steps required for high quality service-learning



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Registration information
Course ID: - CTD0406-6
Course Title: Involving Students
Reference # - see table 

How to Register

Registration for CT&D workshops are through the Student Information and Registration system.  The process for registering for a CTD workshop will be the same as registering for a regular class at MDC.  

New - Easier registration for workshops

You can access the Registration System and register for a CTD workshop using the same user name and password that use to login to your computer.    Example:   Richard Johnson  would be rjohnson     (You will NOT need to create a separate student myMDC account to register for a CTD workshop

Make a note of the Reference Number for the workshop then go to Registration Instructions

Once you have registered for a class, you can print your schedule.    Please make every effort to attend once you've registered as seats are limited.     However, If you need to drop, you can also do this through the Web Registration screen.     CTD classes will appear on your transcript as non-credit classes.

If you need special assistance to participate in this workshop due to a disability, please call CT&D at 7-2366 so that appropriate arrangements can be made.  College Training and Development complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act.