Reflections

Social Innovation Recap - What is It and How Do I Get Involved?

Interested in social innovation but don't know where to start?  Wondering how you can incorporate social innovation into your curricular and co-curricular experience at Georgia Tech?  As we head into Phase I registration season, with the release of the course schedule for summer and fall next week, we want to recap our blog post series on social innovation.

Part 1: Social Innovation - Where Do I Start?

Faculty Learning Community on Teaching with the SDGs Supports Conservation Technology VIP and Publication

Over the past two years I have had the opportunity to teach two Vertically Integrated Projects (VIPs) at Georgia Tech--one focused on sustainable public health and food security issues (HumaniTech) and another that advances human-wildlife conflict mitigation strategies (Tech4Wildlife).

The ABCs of ABCD - A Reflection on the Asset-Based Community Development Short Course

After a wonderful weekend a few weeks ago on February 4th - 6th, we wanted to share our experience and reflections about the ABCD short course. In partnership with the School of City and Regional Planning, Serve-Learn-Sustain offered a short course on the basics of Asset-Based Community Development. “ABCD,” as it’s known, was founded by John McKnight and Jody Kretzman, who as local organizers and community researchers in Chicago, came to believe that existing deficit-focused frameworks for development missed what fundamentally animates and defines communities: their assets.

Social Innovation That Works

In the third of our series on social innovation, Dori Pap, managing director of the Institute for Leadership and Social Innovation sat down for a conversation with alumna Susan Davis (Biol'91), her co-lead in this spring's Social Impact course (a series of workshops for Ideas to Serve program participants.) Susan has many decades of experience with global development program evaluation, and she is a big proponent of talking openly about failures - so we can learn from them, and h

Serve-Learn-Sustain and Center for Teaching and Learning Launch Spring 2022 Sustainability/SDG Education Teaching Fellows Program

Georgia Tech’s Serve-Learn-Sustain (SLS) and Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) are collaborating to expand professional development initiatives to incorporate sustainability and the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) across the curriculum—at Georgia Tech and beyond.

Last Week to Apply for the Sustainable Communities Summer Internship!

SLS launched the application for the Summer 2022 Sustainable Communities Summer Internship two weeks ago, and the application process is open through Friday, February 4th.  This internship program provides student interns with practical experience in supporting solutions for sustainable communities through real-world experience with community partners in Atlanta and throughout Georgia.  Please see 

Sustainable Communities Summer Internship Program - Reflections from Past Interns

SLS launched the application for the Summer 2022 Sustainable Communities Summer Internship last week, and the application process is open through Friday, February 4th.  This internship program provides student interns with practical experience in supporting solutions for sustainable communities through real-world experience with community partners in Atlanta and throughout Georgia.  Please see our website for ad

NEW Teaching Tools! Visit the SLS Teaching Toolkit for Resources and Lessons

With a new semester underway, this is a terrific time for faculty to get reacquainted with the SLS Teaching Toolkit and to explore the NEW tools added over the past year. As you seek out opportunities to learn more about pressing issues such as climate resilience and racial inequality and identify ways to incorporate these real-world challenges in your courses, the resources and lessons in SLS’ Teaching Toolkit can help.

Building for Equity and Sustainability VIP: Transforming Perspectives on Equity and the Built Environment

In just a few days, the 5.5 years I’ve spent at Georgia Tech as an undergraduate and graduate student will be coming to a close. The ritual end-of-college tasks are nearly complete – I've solidified an exciting job, taken my last final, and purchased my regalia. All that’s left to complete the deed is to walk across the stage this upcoming Saturday. I'm excited for a new chapter, but can't avoid the feelings of nostalgia that accompany the closing of 5.5 years (a fair chunk) of my life.

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