+ For the Love of By PresenterMedia.com Community Dr. Candace Thompson PDS Day of Learning March 14, 2013Service Learning as Problem-based Community Engagement
+ 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?
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!
+ 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
+ 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.
+ 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
+ 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
+ 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.
Your Turn…Building Bridges & + Learning Out Loud What Do You Want to Know and Do?
Elements of Service LearningIPARC Investigate Demo/Ce Plan & lebrate Reflect Prepare & Assess Reflect Action
+ 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.
+ 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.
+ 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.
+ 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
+ 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
+ Service Learning Resources Great article on the Relationship between Civic Engagement and SVL: http://www.servicelearning.org/ SLICE is an easy to search database with lesson plans, syllabi and project ideas K12:http://www.servicelearning.org/slice: www.ysa.org Examples of Virtual Service Learning: http://www.serviceleader.org/virtual/examples Sharing ideas and tools for youth engagement in service: http://www.servicelearning.org/youthsite Learning to Give Philanthropy education resources that teach giving and civic engagement: http://learningtogive.org/resources/preparing_students.asp
+ National & Global Volunteer Resources National The National Service-Learning Clearinghouse Global www.servicelearning.org: The Clearinghouse is a repository for books, research, tools, program descriptions, http://amizade.org/ and many other ideas for planning and implementing your service- learning project http://us.iearn.org/projects The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) www.nationalservice.org: 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), www.foundation.org www.service-learningpartnership.org: A network of teachers, administrators, students, and policymakers committed to expanding service-learning nationwide, www.thefoundationcenter.org 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. http://www.americaspromise.org/
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
+ Work Cited: Information in this document was taken from Corporation for national and community service and can be found at: http://www.nationalservice.gov/