Designers for Learning: volunteer recruitment

Make an impact

Apply for a volunteer role on our leadership team

Designers for Learning is seeking passionate volunteers to take leadership roles within our organization to advance our nonprofit’s mission to expand educational opportunities for adults struggling with literacy skill gaps. Use your talents to impact the direction of our organization in one our new Fund Development, Program, or Marketing committees.

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Why your help is needed

One in six adults lack the basic literacy skills necessary for educational advancement and employment, yet fewer than five percent of those in need are receiving support in government-funded education programs. Designers for Learning connects our vast network of volunteers to crowdsource the design and development of open educational resources to help adults improve their literacy skills for career and college readiness. Our network has grown from 22 service-learner volunteers in 2014 to over 5,000 today. Your help is needed to provide leadership in the planning and execution of either our fundraising, programming, or marketing agendas as we create new opportunities for our network to advance our mission.

The committee roles

To assist in the leadership of our rapidly growing organization, our Board of Directors approved the creation of three new standing committees that overlap and complement one another. As outlined in the Role Descriptions for these committees:

  • Fund Development: Provides leadership in the planning and execution of Designers for Learning’s fundraising activities including grants, individual donations, and corporate giving. This committee helps to set policies, priorities, and goals for fundraising programs, including the creation of an overall fundraising plan for our organization.

  • Program: Provides leadership in Designers for Learning’s program development and execution, including oversight of new program offerings, current program models, collaborations, and research requests and initiatives. Coordinates and leads efforts to bring clients, supporters, and prospects to program opportunities.

  • Marketing/Public Relations: Provides leadership by contributing to Designers for Learning’s marketing and public relations plan to ensure it is meeting annual measurable goals. Coordinates efforts around consistent branding, public relations, website, social media communications, newsletters, annual report, annual events, programs, and any other marketing projects or opportunities.

The scope of our projects and size of our network is expanding dramatically but our mission to connect those who want to help with those who need it remains the same. In order to have worthy programs, we need to be creative in finding funding opportunities and effective in marketing programs to all project stakeholders. The careful execution of all three committees will drive our continued success.

Apply by February 28th

To apply for a volunteer committee position, please submit your application by February 28, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. Designers for Learning’s Board of Directors plans to announce the committee selection decisions two weeks after this submission deadline. Thank you for your interest in sharing your talents and passion with our organization!

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Veille scientifique du CRIFPE No. 168, 7 février 2018

Veille scientifique du CRIFPE
No. 168, 7 février 2018

Livres

– Bacha, J., Ben Abid-Zarrouk, S., Kadi-Ksouri, L. & Mabrour, A. (2018). TIC et innovation pédagogique dans les universités du Maghreb. Paris, France : L’Harmattan. Lire… 
– Barnabé, C. & Toussaint, P. (2018). L’administration de l’éducation, 2e édition. Une perspective historique. Québec, Québec : Presses de l’Université du Québec. Lire… 
– Go, H. L. (dir.) (janvier 2018). Perspectives pour la transdisciplinarité. Année de la recherche en sciences de l’éducation 2017. Paris, France : L’Harmattan. Lire… 
– Jacobi, D. (dir.) (2018). Culture et éducation non formelle. Québec, Québec : Presses de l’Université du Québec. Lire… 

Mémoires et thèses

– Fernandez, J. (2017). Favoriser un apprentissage actif : Effets des tests d’entraînement sur les processus cognitifs et métacognitifs. Thèse de doctorat inédite, Université Rennes 2 (Faculté de psychologie), Rennes, France. Lire… 
– Fréchette, M. (2017). Processus d’engagement envers le programme la Table est mise et envers l’école, tel que rapporté par des élèves cheminant en adaptation scolaire. Mémoire de maîtrise inédit, UQÀM, Montréal, Québec. Lire… 
– Gervais, M. – J. (2017). Les relations chercheurs-praticiens comme déterminant de l’utilisation des connaissances issues des recherches : étude dans le domaine des sciences humaines et sociales. Thèse de doctorat inédite, UQÀM, Montréal, Québec. Lire… 
– Malenfant-Veilleux, A. (2017). Culture, égalité des chances et démocratie dans l’école québécoise. Une analyse des fondements politiques, anthropologiques et épistémologiques de la dernière grande réforme de l’éducation. Thèse de doctorat inédite, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, Trois-Rivières, Québec. Lire… 

Rapports et études

– Agasisti, T., Avvisati, F., Borgonovi, F. & Abdel Moneim Mahrousse Hussein, E. (2018). Academic resilience. What schools and countries do to help disadvantaged students succeed in PISA. Paris, France : OECD Publishing. Lire… 
– Conseil national de l’évaluation du système scolaire de la France (CNESCO) (2017). Prévention et intervention : comment agir efficacement face au décrochage scolaire ?. Paris, France :. Lire… 
– Lenaerts, K., Kilhoffer, Z. & Silva, A. (2018). Preventive, intervention and compensatory measures aimed at reducing early school leaving: Exploring the possibilities of performing a cost-benefit analysis. Antwerp, Belgique : CEPS. Lire… 
– OCDE (2018). Résultats du PISA 2015 (Volume III). Le bien-être des élèves, PISA. Paris, France : Éditions OCDE. Lire… 

Périodiques professionnels

– Cahiers pédagogiques, Hors Série(48) 2018 Lire… 
– CSQ Le Magazine, 38(2) 2018 Lire… 
– Phi Delta Kappan, 99(55) 2018 Lire… 
– Traces de changements(234) 2018 Lire… 

Revues scientifiques

– American journal of education, 124(2) 2018 Lire… 
– British Educational Research Journal (BERJ), 43(6) 2017 Lire… 
– Carrefour de l’éducation(44) 2017 Lire… 
– Cliopsy(18) 2017 Lire… 

Dossier de Veille de l’Institut français de l’éducation (IFÉ)

– Dossier de veille de l’IFÉ n° 121, janvier 2018 : À l’école des compétences sociales Lire… 

Colloques en éducation

– Impact des recherches sur les pratiques et les politiques éducatives. Septième colloque international du RIFEFF (Réseau international francophone des établissements de formation de formateurs) Lire… 
– La place du corps et des émotions dans l’éducation : où en sommes-nous ? Lire… 
– Les travailleurs de l’enfance. Comment les professionnels de la petite enfance (0-6 ans) travaillent-ils ensemble ? Lire… 
– 5e colloque international en éducation : Enjeux actuels et futurs de la formation et de la profession enseignante Lire…