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WSC Hosts Community of Learning Facilitator Development Retreat

Published Thursday, July 8th, 2021

The retreat was held June 28-29 at St. Benedict Center in Schuyler and included facilitators from Aruba.

Community of Learning

In June 2019, Dr. Nick Shudak, dean of the School of Education and Behavioral Sciences at WSC, traveled to Aruba with President Marysz Rames and Kevin Halle, Director of Admissions, to meet with education and government officials about creating an educational partnership. After two years in the making, the Aruban cohort of master’s students in WSC’s Community of Learning program commenced this spring. Wayne State was excited to host the Aruban facilitators during our Community of Learning facilitator development retreat June 28-29 at the St. Benedict Center in Schuyler.

During the retreat, facilitators for the Community of Learning MSE in Curriculum and Instruction continued their own professional development as program facilitators and instructors by renewing their knowledge of the program’s foundational pillars: community, reflection, diversity, constructivism, and action research.

Pictured are: (standing from left to right) Kristie Dugan, Ashley Micek, Samantha Henning, Ryan O'Grady, Ashley Hallberg, Ross Lafleur, Sug Galvin, Mary Anne Hoveland, Rhonda Jindra, and Lori Coffin; (seated left to right) Johanna Barnes, Darrelyn Maduro, Nicholas Shudak, Marisol Croes, and Roke Hoen.

Our current Community of Learning slots for Grand Island and South Sioux City are filling fast. To join the program or for more information, please visit www.wsc.edu/community or contact Dr. Johanna Barnes at 402-375-7164 or jobarne1@wsc.edu.