Service Learning 101 Summer Institute 2018

Facilitated by Rebecca Gillman


Methoni/Messinia Cultural Center Greece


19 – 22 June 2018


Early Bird Rate (28 February 2018)
1st March ($1000)
$800 Learning Institute Costs Only
$130 Shared accommodation at Melinas (4 nights)
$180 Single accommodation at Melinas (4 nights)



This Service Learning institute is designed specifically for educators K-12 to support the implementation of authentic Service Learning within schools. Curriculum development using the 5 Service Learning Standards: Investigation,  Planning and Preparation, Action, Reflection and Demonstration/Communication will be shared with the opportunitity to engage in collaboration on service learning models, resources, integrated service learning units, and engaging teaching strategies to help you successfully embed Service Learning at your school. This course will also help with understanding the IBDP CAS Guidelines.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understanding meaningful Service Learning Knowledge of a variety of entry points for Service Learning
  • Understanding how to integrate Service learning in the current curriculum
  • Knowledge of how to select partners and collaboratives for sustainability
  • Student leadership and mentorship for sustainable activities


Rebecca Gillman


Rebecca Gillman

Rebecca’s passion for Service Learning took root in 2006, in the wake of Typhoon Milenyo in the Philippines whilst she was teaching English at the International School of Manila.  What started out as providing opportunities for students to be part of emergency relief efforts soon evolved into sustained work with a committed core of High School students. Student concerns about poor environmental practices in the city led to a community partnership that resulted in hundreds of young people benefiting from service learning. Since then, she has been a committed advocate for and practitioner of curricular and co-curricular service learning.

In her role as IBDP CAS Coordinator at the International School of Tanganyika, Rebecca developed a range of strategies and resources that support students as they strive to initiate action to address issues that they care about. During her six years in Tanzania, she mentored colleagues as they designed units of work in a range of subject areas to ensure that service learning was meaningfully embedded in curriculum and she also trained student leaders of over 30 service partnerships and educators in Northern Tanzania at the Moshi Rural Teacher Capacity Building Workshop.

Rebecca has served on the African International Schools Association (AISA) Service Learning Working Group and has been a contributor to the Global Issues Network (GIN), in three regions, for the past ten years.

Rebecca is currently studying for a Masters degree in Development Education and Global Learning at University College London. She has a BA (Hons.) degree in English and African Studies and a Post Graduate Certificate in Education from the University of Cambridge, U.K. But it is her experiences in International Education that have shaped her understanding of the skills, tools and approaches fundamental to nurturing student leadership and authentic ownership of service learning projects.


Visa Information

VISA: See the Greece Visa Requirements website for all information on the link below:

Please note: You need to apply early for your visa(2 months before is recommended as enough time for processing), once your flight is booked, send us your details and we will send you the invitation letter to the workshop with all the details.

Hotel Accommodation Options

Melinas Methoni Messina Greece

Achilles Hotel Methoni Messina Greece

La Sapienza Hotel Methoni Messina Greece
Serve Learn co will provide a shuttle to pick participants from the Kalamata Airport at the specified time the day before the workshop and provide a return trip on the final day back to the airport.

Accommodation: Melina Apartments

Hotel Name: Melinas Apartments

Website: Melinas Methoni Messina Greece

Phone No: +30 27230-31505

E-mail: or

Serve Learn co will provide a shuttle to pick participants from the Messina Airport at the specified time the day before the workshop and provide a return trip on the final day back to the airport. 

Booking Process

To book your accommodation please e-mail:

Please select one of the three options offered, Melina Appartments is our recommended venue and indicate if you rather have a private or shared room. The accommodations vary in price, and location depending on what type of experience you prefer.


To arrange for airport transfers from Kalamata Messinia, send an email to our team with your flight itinerary details:

You will need to fly into Athens then catch a flight to Kalamata Messinia in Greece. Alternatively, you can catch a bus to Pylos Messinia, please supply the itinerary to our team so we can arrange your pick up/drop off.

Note: this is for the day before and the day after the conference only.