Professional Learning for International Educators

Developing International Mindedness and Promoting Student Action

Luxembourg - 28th and 29th of January, 2017- 8.30am-3pm

Moving from ideas to purposeful action: this is the heart of service learning. All educators seek ways to add depth and meaning to learning, and strategies that will guide students to understand the dense and complex issues facing our communities. This can best be accomplished by extending academic connections beyond the confines of the classroom through a reliable and effective process: service learning.

Participate in a dynamic interchange and engaging experiences as together we explore how service learning builds the capacity for students to:

  • Conduct social analysis through action research—a method applicable to every research assignment
  • Authenticate community assets and needs—increase the ability to make local and global connections
  • Elevate question asking skills—a transferable ability that augments all learning
  • Create sustainable reciprocal partnerships—develop understanding of the importance of clarifying roles and responsibilities and meeting personal and group obligations
  • Reflect by choice on significant moments and learning—and enjoy the process of reflection
  • Demonstrate what has been learned, the process of learning, and what has been accomplished through service—resulting in a more astute and competent learner

Through a vivid articulation of the five stages of service learning, you will be more able to strengthen everyday teaching as well as the capstone moments that occur throughout the school years. The process of service learning also aligns with transferable 21st century skills and competencies, best practices for teaching and learning, and assists schools meet other key priorities.

We will also explore curriculum planning for academic integration that aims for interdisciplinary connections, possible at all grade levels. Additional pathways for service learning will include experiences with travel and advisory, and other areas as presented by participants.

These two days are designed for educators in grades K-12 to provide practical strategies you can use immediately. Whether you are a service learning novice or bring years of experience, this workshop is for you!

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Cathryn’s book The Complete Guide to Service Learning will be provided to all participants. Come ready to participate.

Cathryn Berger Kaye

Cathryn Berger Kaye, M.A., CBK Associates, author and international educator, travels over 200 days annually throughout the United States and globally providing professional learning programs, conference keynotes, in-depth institutes, custom-designed curricula, and onsite assistance to schools. Her specializations, combining critical aspects of education to meet the needs of today’s learners, include service learning, 21stcentury competencies and approaches to learning, social and emotional realms, school climate and culture, youth leadership, effective teaching strategies, and environmental sustainability. Cathryn has been a consultant with the International Baccalaureate Programme assisting in the development of the new CAS guide, and creating and leading professional learning courses. A former teacher, Cathryn is the author of numerous articles and eight books including The Complete Guide to Service Learning: Proven, Practical Ways to Engage Students in Civic Responsibility, Academic Curriculum, & Social Action, and two books with environmental advocate Philippe Cousteau to inspire students to be environmental stewards, Make a Splash! for primary levels, and Going Blue for teens. Having taught in rural, suburban and urban settings with years of experience developing custom-designed programs for schools and districts globally that build connections between applied learning and meaningful action, she is knowledgeable about the landscape of education and communities today. Learn more at or contact Cathryn at

Workshop Fees

2 day workshop with Cathy Berger Kaye – €600 per participant

Group Discount Rate (5+ participants) – €550 per participant

Early Bird discount  on sale until 1st September. 2016 – €550 per participant

Important Booking Information

This workshop will run subject to a minimum number of participants. Please do not book travel or accommodation until you receive confirmation that the workshop will take place. 

We do not refund fees, however you may send a different participant from your school in your place if necessary. If this occurs please email workshop organisers to inform them (

Professional Learning International reserves the right to cancel the workshop in the event of any unforeseen circumstances. Professional Learning International will not be responsible for any expenses relating to your travel if the workshop is rescheduled or cancelled, please be sure to take out travel insurance. In the event of rescheduling or cancellation Professional Learning International will issue a refund of the workshop fee.

Luxembourg 28th & 29th January 2017

ISL logo smallThe workshops will be held at The International School of Luxembourg, 36, boulevard Pierre Dupong, L-1430 Luxembourg, Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.

Please note that the postal address, 36 boulevard Pierre Dupong, does not actually correspond to the geographic location. From the pinpointed location on the Google Map or any navigational system map, head south to the end of boulevard Pierre Dupong. Turn right, and bear right around the circular glass Forum building in order to enter the unnamed slip road onto the campus. Continue to the end of the slip road where you will arrive at our main building.

Please be advised parking is not available on campus, parking is available at the Fischer Parking Bouillon directly across the road from the school. Please see diagram below for further details. (image from Red arrows indicate possible driving directions, the yellow arrows indicate walking from the parking complex.

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From Luxembourg Airport

Take the E25 direction Brussels/Arlon
Continue on the autoroute to the Croix de Cessange
At the Croix de Cessange
Exit at Luxembourg-Hollerich to A4
Keep left, take the underpass, then turn left at the second traffic light (Merl-Belair). At the first traffic light, cross the A4 access road and make a sharp left onto the slip road which provides access to the campus. Turn right at the next traffic light and follow the small road past Lycée Aline Mayrisch to our parking lot at the end.

For further driving instructions from various European locations, please click here.

Recommended hotels:

Both Hotel Pac Belle Vue and Hotel Parc Belair are approximately a 20 minute walk to The International School of Luxembourg.

Hotel Parc Belle Vue


Hotel Parc Belair

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