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For the love of community 3 14 13

  1. 1. + For the Love of By Community Dr. Candace Thompson PDS Day of Learning March 14, 2013Service Learning as Problem-based Community Engagement
  2. 2. + How do You define Service Learning? Experienced?  Describe a service learning project you are doing/have done with your students.  What else would you like to know about SVL? Virgin?  Share an idea you would like to become a SVL project.  What do you want to know about service learning to help you get started?
  3. 3. Agenda1 For the Love of Community 5 Examples of Service Learning2 Service Learning Defined 6 Your Turn - Building Bridges & Learning Out Loud3 Why it Matters 7 IPARC – Elements of Service Learning4 Types of Service Learning 8 Find Out More!
  4. 4. + For Love of Community – A Fellow Traveler “Justice is what love looks like in public.” ~ Dr. Cornel West Why I do it How I do it  Belief in Civic Engagement  Collaboration & the Collective  Framework for SVL – in my  Links theory to practice – applied and engaged learning own words  Model for Teaching &  Start w/course content Learning beyond classroom  Open to failure  Saving My Own Life
  5. 5. + Service Is…
  6. 6. + Service isa Commitment to Relationships
  7. 7. + Service is an Opportunity for Wonder and Reflection
  8. 8. + Service is a Commitment to Teaching…And Learning
  9. 9. + Service is grounded in Course Content and aligned with Course Goals…Service is powered by Dialogueand Reflection… Service is engaged citizenship “what love looks like in public.”
  10. 10. + Service isa Commitmentto Community Service is a Commitment to Reciprocity of Stories, Skills, and Resources. Hope Shared and Discovered
  11. 11. + Service is a Commitment toShared Partnerships& Shared Missions
  12. 12. + Service is a Commitment to Authentic Engagement Interpersonal Academic
  13. 13. + Service is a Commitment… To Student Ownership To Student Voice
  14. 14. + Service is a Commitment toMeaningful Evaluation & Rigorous Research
  15. 15. + Service Learning Defined
  16. 16. + Service Learning is…  An educational method that intentionally connects meaningful community service to classroom learning and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen communities. A project-based endeavor that requires participants to use classroom knowledge to solve real-life problems.
  17. 17. + Why It Matters It’s Free! SVL also has a positive impact on:  academic engagement and achievement;  civic attitudes and behaviors; and  social and personal skills
  18. 18. + Types of Service Learning  Virtual:project completed in whole or in part via the internet  Technical and Direct Contact  International  Short-and Long-term; school-based, community- based, issue-based
  19. 19. + Examples of Service Learning
  20. 20. + Service Learning in Action  Middle school students in  Girl Scouts in West Pennsylvania learned about the Virginia investigated the biological health consequences of poor nutrition and lack of exercise, and then brought complexity and diversity of wetlands. their learning to life by conducting Learning of the need to eliminate health fairs, creating a healthy invasive species, the scouts decided to cookbook, and opening a fruit and monitor streams and then presented vegetable stand for the school and community. their findings to their Town Council.  High school students in a history  Middle School students with special class involved in the Frederick needs planned and implemented Douglass Service Learning Program several service learning project for investigate human trafficking using troops in Iraq, and several social networks to share SVL community and school-based activities and learning. projects.
  21. 21. Your Turn…Building Bridges & + Learning Out Loud What Do You Want to Know and Do?
  22. 22. Elements of Service LearningIPARC Investigate Demo/Ce Plan & lebrate Reflect Prepare & Assess Reflect Action
  23. 23. + Investigation Investigation: Teachers and students investigate the Investigate community problems that they might potentially address. Investigation typically involves some sort of research and mapping Reflect Assess activity.
  24. 24. + Planning & Preparation Planning and Preparation: Teachers, Plan & students, and Prepare community members plan the learning and service activities, and address the administrative issues needed for a Reflect Assess successful project.
  25. 25. + Action Action (Implementing the Service Activity): The “heart” of the Action project: engaging in the meaningful service experience that will help your students develop important knowledge, skills, and Assess Reflect attitudes, and will benefit the community.
  26. 26. + Reflection Reflection: Activities that help students understand the service-learning experience and to think about its meaning and Reflection Assess connection to them, their society, and what they have learned in school; and
  27. 27. + Demonstration & Celebration Demonstration/Celebration: The final experience when students, Demo/Cele brate community participants and others publicly share what they have learned, celebrate the results of the service project, and look ahead to the future. Assess Reflect
  28. 28. + Service Learning Resources  Great article on the Relationship between Civic Engagement and SVL:  SLICE is an easy to search database with lesson plans, syllabi and project ideas K12:  Examples of Virtual Service Learning:  Sharing ideas and tools for youth engagement in service:  Learning to Give Philanthropy education resources that teach giving and civic engagement:
  29. 29. + National & Global Volunteer Resources National  The National Service-Learning Clearinghouse Global The Clearinghouse is a repository for books, research, tools, program descriptions,  and many other ideas for planning and implementing your service- learning project   The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) The primary agency responsible for federal initiatives to involve Americans of all ages in service-learning and volunteerism, the Corporation administers Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, and Learn and Serve America for K-12 schools and institutions of higher education. Its website includes information for grant seekers and recipients, as well as a Resource Center with tools for designing service- learning and community Funding service programs.  The National Service-Learning Partnership (NSLP),  A network of teachers, administrators, students, and policymakers committed to expanding service-learning nationwide,  NSLP’s website offers resources on planning, reflection, assessment, standards, student voice, funding, and other topics of interest for teachers at varying levels of expertise. 
  30. 30. Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy.You vote in elections once a year, but whenyou volunteer, you vote every day about the kind of community you want to live in. ~ Marjorie Moore, 2004
  31. 31. + Work Cited: Information in this document was taken from Corporation for national and community service and can be found at: