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July 31, 2024 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM EDT

Realize the Dream: Answering Dr King’s Call to Service In Your Classroom

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About This Webinar

In 1968, two months before his assassination, Dr. King shared, “Everyone can be great because everybody can serve...... You only need a heart full of grace, a soul generated by love.” As we approach the 61st anniversary of Dr. King’s, “I Have a Dream” speech, it’s necessary to ask, “Have we truly answered Dr. King’s call of unifying and transforming America through service?” 

In January 2024, Martin Luther King III and his family launched Realize the Dream, a movement to unify and uplift youth, schools, families, and communities across America through service. The goal? To collect 100M hours of service in honor of Dr. King’s 100th birthday in 2029. 

Common practice of highlighting and explicitly teaching service-learning is often done in honor of MLK Day or Black History Month. So, how can we extend service-learning throughout the year and connect it to curriculum standards? 

In this session, we’ll teach you how to authentically engage your students in service-learning, meet your standards, and address real-world community issues that your students care deeply about! From connecting food insecurity to Language Arts and community service to Social Studies, Realize the Dream provides an easy-to-follow framework, K-12 curriculum, classroom videos, grants and much more, to help you lead, serve, inspire, and connect with the issues you care about in your local and global community. 

This free, for-credit webinar is just one of many running as part of Share My Lesson's Summer of Learning series. Register now to watch them live or later on demand. 

Speakers

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Educational Organization / Business Professional

Sarah Zurbuchen is Senior Director of Education+ (formerly known as WE Schools), a platform empowering teachers and students to address critical social issues in their classrooms and communities, all while building the key social and emotional skills to be future-ready, confident global citizens.  Sarah leads educational programming and curriculum development, community engagement, and strategic partnerships.  As an active member of her local community, Sarah has previously served as Board Chair with the Canadian Mental Health Association and teaches English to newcomers to Canada through a local settlement agency.

Sarah has a BSc in Journalism from Ohio University, and a TESOL 2 Teaching Credential from the University of the Fraser Valley.

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Teaching Specialist, Pomona Unified School District

I have been married for 24 years with a married daughter and a son. I have been teaching for 32 years from 5th grade through 8th grade students and methods classes for university students. I have a passion for promoting civic engagement and service with the community. I am currently teaching a sixth grade class, the service award coordinator for Pomona Unified School District, and the Dr. King Realize the Dream Coordinator for PUSD. Additionally, I was awarded Teacher of the Year for 2024.

Professional Credit

Share My Lesson webinars are available for one-hour of PD credit. A certificate of completion will be available for download at the end of your session that you can submit for your school's or district's approval.

In addition, Share My Lesson has arrangements in place as follows:

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