Teachers in Action
 is a project that engages undergraduate education majors in meaningful service-learning activities with persons with disabilities.

Originally funded by a federal grant from Learn & Serve America, TIA meets important needs of aspiring teachers while creating a dedicated volunteer force assisting children, youth and adults with disabilities in Central Florida.  The site is maintained by Dr. Rebecca A. Hines, University of Central Florida (rebecca.hines@ucf.edu).

Students:  Review all materials in the course modules before beginning the project.  Click the button below to view modules materials.

Service Opportunities

  • Altamonte Springs- Recreation Looking for a place to support existing programs?  Altamonte Springs offers recreation activities for persons with disabilities ages 13-up, and they are always looking for support.  Check this link ...
    Posted Aug 31, 2012, 11:06 AM by Rebecca Hines
  • Orlando- Tutoring Please read a local request and respond if you are interested:My name is Michelle Rodriguez and I am a former graduate from the Education department at UCF. I am ...
    Posted Aug 28, 2012, 10:46 AM by Rebecca Hines
  • Deltona- Discovery Elementary Puppets, Performance, or Arts & Literacy Discovery Elementary in Deltona is interested in having art, technology, puppet, or other types of club activities integrating into literacy lessons for students with disabilities.  Art supplies and puppet theatres ...
    Posted Aug 21, 2012, 7:02 AM by Rebecca Hines
  • Orlando- UCP Bailes Elementary Art & Music Integration UCP's Bailes campus is a charter school that includes arts integration as a specific learning opportunity.  With only one part-time art/music teacher, they have a need for ...
    Posted Aug 20, 2012, 8:30 AM by Alisa Barrios
  • Daytona- UCP WORC UCP WORC hosts regular weekly events for adults with disabilities, Please see the list of opportunities needed at UCP WORC by clicking on the PDF attachment below.  Also, a volunteer ...
    Posted Aug 21, 2012, 6:59 AM by Sharonda.Elliott@ucf.edu
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Getting Started
The modules will take you step-by-step through the process of the Teachers in Action program.  The goal is for you to act as a leader in completing a service-learning project with or for persons with disabilities.  Be sure to watch the modules so that you fully understand how service-learning differs from volunteering or other field placements you may have done in your teacher training program.
Tip: Print the Getting Started.pdf and the PowerPoint Template, located in the modules, as a way to begin. These documents provide step-by-step instructions for completing your service-learning project and your narrated PowerPoint presentation. Your course instructor will share information about how to submit your final project.

Need equipment to run your Teacher's in Action service project?  Fill out the form below to check out availability for portable microphone and speaker, lighting for dances, art supplies and carnival prizes (while supplies last).


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Welcome to Teachers in Action

Introduction by
 Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. 

Teachers in Action Modules

  • Module 1: Project Overview In this module, you will view brief presentations explaining the main themes of this project:  service-learning, disability, and reflection. Watch the introduction video for a brief overview.   Next, view ...
    Posted Sep 11, 2012, 8:44 AM by Rebecca Hines
  • Module 2: Getting Started To begin your project, view the complete Getting Started presentation by Dr. Rebecca Hines.   Next, you may want to  print this 5-Step “Getting Started” Guide to help you begin ...
    Posted Aug 20, 2012, 8:23 AM by Alisa Barrios
  • Module 3: Submitting Your Work You will upload your final narrated PowerPoint presentation to a slide hosting service – either SlideBoom.com or AuthorStream.com – and create a specific URL for viewing the uploaded file.   View ...
    Posted Jun 5, 2012, 6:20 PM by Shawn Eigenbrode
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Have a great semester!