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By Duane Oakes and Dawn Rhodes
This interactive workshop will inspire participants to fulfill their organization’s mission to serve their community. We will overview the Center for Service-Learning, service-learning modules, define service-learning, highlight our large AmeriCorps program, and share some benefits of service-learning to students, faculty, the college, and the community partners.
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    • Recipe for: Recipes of Engagement through Service-LearningTo prepare: Put on thinking cap, relax, and get ready to cook!Ingredients DirectionsDuane D. Oakes, Faculty Director Actively participateoakes@mesacc.edu Ask questions as they ariseDawn Rhodes, Program Specialist Take notesdrhodes@mesaacc.edu Enjoy!Kim Harris, Service-Learner & AmeriCorps Member Center for Service-Learning Mesa Community College P 480-461-7393 F 480-461-7114 www.mccservicelearning.org servicelearning@mcmail.maricopa.edu www.facebook.com/mccservicelearningKatherine Connelly, Volunteer Coordinatorkconnelly@turnanewleaf.org A New Leaf P 480-464-4648 F 480-649-3167 www.TurnaNewLeaf.orgRecipe for: Recipes of Engagement through Service-LearningTo prepare: Put on thinking cap, relax, and get ready to cook!Ingredients DirectionsDuane D. Oakes, Faculty Director Actively participateoakes@mesacc.edu Ask questions as they ariseDawn Rhodes, Program Specialist Take notesdrhodes@mesaacc.edu Enjoy!Kim Harris, Service-Learner & AmeriCorps Member Center for Service-Learning Mesa Community College P 480-461-7393 F 480-461-7114 www.mccservicelearning.org servicelearning@mcmail.maricopa.edu www.facebook.com/mccservicelearningKatherine Connelly, Volunteer Coordinatorkconnelly@turnanewleaf.org A New Leaf P 480-464-4648 F 480-649-3167 www.TurnaNewLeaf.org
    • Recipe for: ReflectionTo prepare: Prefelction – Why did you choose to attend this workshop? What do you hope to gain from it?Ingredients Directions CLASSROOM REFLECTION • Reflection is the process of deriving meaning from experience. TECHNIQUES • Reflective activity is an intentional endeavor to discover specific (From “Reflection Activities for the College Classroom” compiled by Hatcher and Bringle) connections between something we do and the consequences which• Journals result.• Reflective Essays • Reflection provides the methodology that will translate experiences into• Directed Writing cognitive and effective knowledge.• Experiential Research Paper • Reflection engages students in conscious, intentional and critical thinking• Service Learning Contracts and for the examination of their service experiences. Service Logs• E-mail Discussion Groups Effective reflection:• Ethical Case Studies  is structured, guided, and purposeful• Directed Readings  is a regularly occurring activity• Service Learning Portfolios  includes components that can be evaluated based on well defined• Classroom Assessment criteria Techniques  links service objectives to course objectives by integrating the• Personal Narrative service experience with course learning• Class Presentations  includes both private and public reflection• Photo Essay  fosters civic responsibility, an understanding of societal issues, and• Structured Class Discussion appreciation of diversityRecipe for: ReflectionTo prepare: Prefelction – Why did you choose to attend this workshop? What do you hope to gain from it?Ingredients Directions CLASSROOM REFLECTION • Reflection is the process of deriving meaning from experience. TECHNIQUES • Reflective activity is an intentional endeavor to discover specific (From “Reflection Activities for the College connections between something we do and the consequences which Classroom” compiled by Hatcher and Bringle) result.• Journals • Reflection provides the methodology that will translate experiences into• Reflective Essays cognitive and effective knowledge.• Directed Writing • Reflection engages students in conscious, intentional and critical thinking• Experiential Research Paper for the examination of their service experiences.• Service Learning Contracts and Service Logs Effective reflection:• E-mail Discussion Groups  is structured, guided, and purposeful• Ethical Case Studies  is a regularly occurring activity• Directed Readings  includes components that can be evaluated based on well defined• Service Learning Portfolios criteria• Classroom Assessment Techniques  links service objectives to course objectives by integrating the• Personal Narrative service experience with course learning• Class Presentations  includes both private and public reflection• Photo Essay  fosters civic responsibility, an understanding of societal issues, and• Structured Class Discussion appreciation of diversity
    • Recipe for: RecognitionTo prepare: Be creative and have fun!Ingredients Directions – Use liberally! It can be BIG or small . . .just  Say “Thank you”  Certificates give it!!!  Excellence in Service Award o Complete 500 hours of service o 1 service-learning class o Receive a medallion to wear at graduation  President’s Volunteer Service Award  Neil Merril Outstanding Faculty Award  Service Scholarships  Learn & Serve and AmeriCorps pinsRecipe for: RecognitionTo prepare: Be creative and have fun!Ingredients Directions – Use liberally! It can be BIG or small . . .just  Say “Thank you”  Certificates give it!!!  Excellence in Service Award o Complete 500 hours of service o 1 service-learning class o Receive a medallion to wear at graduation  President’s Volunteer Service Award  Neil Merril Outstanding Faculty Award  Service Scholarships  Learn & Serve and AmeriCorps pins
    • Recipe for: Explain It! (Definition & Mission)To prepare: Define your program on a department and institution level. Each definition and mission will be different tofit your college and community environment.Ingredients –Mission Statement Directions – Definition at MCCMesa Community College Vision Service-Learning is a teaching and learning method thatMCC- leading success in our local and global connects meaningful community service with academic learningcommunity. through guided reflection. Areas of focus include: • Critical Thinking & Problem SolvingMesa Community College Mission • Values ClarificationMCC excels in teaching, learning, and empowering • Career Explorationindividuals to succeed in our local and global • Social and Personal Developmentcommunity. We serve as a resource for college • Civic and Community Responsibilityand career readiness, transfer education,workforce development, and life-long learning. BENEFICIARY Recipient Provider FOCUS Service LearningCenter for Service-Learning Mission SERVICE-LEARNING“We promote excellence in teaching and learningthrough the integration of academic study with COMMUNITY SERVICE FIELD EDUCATIONactive service. We collaborate with the community, INTERNSHIP VOLUNTEERISM Diagram designed by Andrew Furcoencourage servant leadership, promote personalgrowth, and foster civic and social responsibility.”Recipe for: Explain It! (Definition & Mission)To prepare: Define your program on a department and institution level. Each definition and mission will be different tofit your college and community environment.Ingredients –Mission Statement Directions – Definition at MCCMesa Community College Vision Service-Learning is a teaching and learning method thatMCC- leading success in our local and global connects meaningful community service with academic learningcommunity. through guided reflection. Areas of focus include: • Critical Thinking & Problem SolvingMesa Community College Mission • Values ClarificationMCC excels in teaching, learning, and empowering • Career Explorationindividuals to succeed in our local and global • Social and Personal Developmentcommunity. We serve as a resource for college • Civic and Community Responsibilityand career readiness, transfer education,workforce development, and life-long learning. BENEFICIARY Provider Recipient FOCUS Service LearningCenter for Service-Learning Mission SERVICE-LEARNING“We promote excellence in teaching and learning COMMUNITY SERVICE FIELD EDUCATIONthrough the integration of academic study withactive service. We collaborate with the community, VOLUNTEERISM Diagram designed by Andrew Furco INTERNSHIPencourage servant leadership, promote personalgrowth, and foster civic and social responsibility.”
    • Recipe for: Commmunity Partners To prepare: The classroom outside the classroom Ingredients Directions - Expectations Agency Paperwork & Agency Database 1. Complete the Necessary Paperwork to Become an www.mccservicelearning.org Official Partner with the Maricopa Community College District o Agency Involvement Packet 2. Attend a Training for Agency Representatives o Trainings 3. Consider Your Goals and Motives o Community Engagement Expo 4. Choose a Service-Learning Option • Free fair-style recruitment event 5. Plan Meaningful Service Opportunities for Our • Students can find a placement Students o Online Agency Partner Database 6. Provide an Orientation, Training and Supervision o 350 + Partnerships with local 7. Explain and Promote Service-Learning agencies like: 8. Base Service Academically – Public & Charter Schools 9. Evaluate our Students and Keep us – Fire Departments & Hospitals informed – Boys & Girls Clubs – City, County & State GovernmentsRecipe for: Community PartnersTo prepare: The classroom outside the classroomIngredients Directions - Expectations Agency Paperwork & Agency Database 1. Complete the Necessary Paperwork to Become an www.mccservicelearning.org Official Partner with the Maricopa Community College District o Agency Involvement Packet 2. Attend a Training for Agency Representatives o Trainings 3. Consider Your Goals and Motives o Community Engagement Expo 4. Choose a Service-Learning Option • Free fair-style recruitment event 5. Plan Meaningful Service Opportunities for Our • Students can find a placement Students o Online Agency Partner Database 6. Provide an Orientation, Training and Supervision o 350 + Partnerships with local 7. Explain and Promote Service-Learning agencies like: 8. Base Service Academically – Public & Charter Schools 9. Evaluate our Students and Keep us – Fire Departments & Hospitals informed – Boys & Girls Clubs – City, County & State Governments
    • Recipe for: IncentivesTo prepare: There are several benefits. You just need to find them and show them.Ingredients – Benefits to Students Directions – Benefits to Faculty Increases relevancy of education by bringing academic Engages students in meaningful, hands-on learning instruction to life opportunities, which enhance the learning through Enhances learning of values, citizenship, and leadership relevant service experience skills Brings the classroom and course content to life for Provides knowledge and expertise from the community students Prepares individuals for potential internships and field Strengthens resume and vita by adding a new experiences dimension to instruction Allows exploration of career options Allows for faculty to mentor students Develops contacts within the community Opportunity to network with other faculty and agency Teaches workforce skills partners Provides opportunities to accommodate different Opportunity to attend professional workshops and learning styles trainings related to service-learning Develops connections with people of diverse cultures Potential college-wide awards and recognitions and lifestyles Increases a sense of self-efficacy, analytical skills, and social development Strengthens resumes and scholarship applications by using service-learning as work or service experienceRecipe for: IncentivesTo prepare: There are several benefits. You just need to find them and show them.Ingredients – Benefits to Students Directions – Benefits to Faculty Increases relevancy of education by bringing academic Engages students in meaningful, hands-on learning instruction to life opportunities, which enhance the learning through Enhances learning of values, citizenship, and leadership relevant service experience skills Brings the classroom and course content to life for Provides knowledge and expertise from the community students Prepares individuals for potential internships and field Strengthens resume and vita by adding a new experiences dimension to instruction Allows exploration of career options Allows for faculty to mentor students Develops contacts within the community Opportunity to network with other faculty and agency Teaches workforce skills partners Provides opportunities to accommodate different Opportunity to attend professional workshops and learning styles trainings related to service-learning Develops connections with people of diverse cultures Potential college-wide awards and recognitions and lifestyles Increases a sense of self-efficacy, analytical skills, and social development Strengthens resumes and scholarship applications by using service-learning as work or service experience
    • Recipe for: Incentives ContinuedTo prepare: All parties should be recognized.Ingredients – Benefits to the College Directions – Benefits to Community Partners Furthers the mission of Mesa Community Enhances positive relationship opportunities with the college College Provides awareness-building of community issues, agencies, Drives the college as an active, engaged and constituents partner in the community Helps to develop a sense of citizenship Facilitates teaching, research and program Provides affordable access to professional development development Develops short and long term solutions to pressing community Increases student retention needs Enriches the quality and relevancy of the Creates ways to expand current services education provided Increases human resources for problem solving Increases College’s awareness of societal Provides opportunities for participating in the educational issues as they relate to academic areas of process interest Enriches roles for supervisors Assists in the development of innovative Contributes to positive exposure in the community approaches to instruction Provides opportunities for collaborative community research and project development Engages faculty and students in local and state community issues Provides opportunities to extend College’s knowledge and resourcesRecipe for: Incentives ContinuedTo prepare: All parties should be recognized.Ingredients – Benefits to the College Directions – Benefits to Community Partners Furthers the mission of Mesa Community Enhances positive relationship opportunities with the college College Provides awareness-building of community issues, agencies, Drives the college as an active, engaged and constituents partner in the community Helps to develop a sense of citizenship Facilitates teaching, research and program Provides affordable access to professional development development Develops short and long term solutions to pressing community Increases student retention needs Enriches the quality and relevancy of the Creates ways to expand current services education provided Increases human resources for problem solving Increases College’s awareness of societal Provides opportunities for participating in the educational issues as they relate to academic areas of process interest Enriches roles for supervisors Assists in the development of innovative Contributes to positive exposure in the community approaches to instruction Provides opportunities for collaborative community research and project development Engages faculty and students in local and state community issues Provides opportunities to extend College’s knowledge and resources
    • Recipe for: Programs & PaperworkTo prepare: Visit our website for forms and more details: www.mccservicelearning.orgIngredients –Types Directions1. One Shot: typically a one day experience • Choose which one is best for you, your discipline, college and2. Group Projects: three to six group community members to work together to meet a • Confirmation Forms community need or resolve an issue • Legal Forms related to their course objectives. These projects are typically based on the quality of the experience and the process rather • EDU 221 – Students serve for 30 hours in an Education setting than hours. • REC 120 – Students serve for 15 hours in a Recreation setting3. In-Course Module: Students select the site • MAT 156 – Students serve for 15 hours in a Math setting they are interested in serving at and commit to service approximately 15 to 30 • REC 282 – Students serve for 50-150 hours at Mesa Parks and hours over the course of the semester. Recreation to see if they will pursue a career in Recreation.4. Independent Module: student can then • MAT 282 – Students serve for 50-150 hours tutoring in Math to register for one, two, or three credit hours, help practice their own skills while they assist others. open entry/open exit class, based on 50 • SPA 292 – Students serve for 50-150 hours helping teach English hours of service per credit hour. Students to native Spanish speakers, while practicing their Spanish typically get one year from the day they register to complete their course.Recipe for: Programs & PaperworkTo prepare: Visit our website for forms and more details: www.mccservicelearning.orgIngredients – Types Directions1. One Shot: typically a one day experience • Choose which one is best for you, your discipline, college and2. Group Projects: three to six group community members to work together to meet a • Confirmation Forms community need or resolve an issue • Legal Forms related to their course objectives. These projects are typically based on the quality of the experience and the process rather • EDU 221 – Students serve for 30 hours in an Education setting than hours. • REC 120 – Students serve for 15 hours in a Recreation setting3. In-Course Module: Students select the site • MAT 156 – Students serve for 15 hours in a Math setting they are interested in serving at and commit to service approximately 15 to 30 • REC 282 – Students serve for 50-150 hours at Mesa Parks and hours over the course of the semester. Recreation to see if they will pursue a career in Recreation.4. Independent Module: student can then • MAT 282 – Students serve for 50-150 hours tutoring in Math to register for one, two, or three credit hours, help practice their own skills while they assist others. open entry/open exit class, based on 50 • SPA 292 – Students serve for 50-150 hours helping teach English hours of service per credit hour. Students to native Spanish speakers, while practicing their Spanish typically get one year from the day they register to complete their course.
    • Recipe for: Everyone has a part!To prepare: Gather your allies!Ingredients Directions Service-Learning Team Community Partners Students Faculty Staff Administration Advisory BoardRecipe for: Everyone has a part!To prepare: Gather your allies!Ingredients Directions Service-Learning Team Community Partners Students Faculty Staff Administration Advisory Board
    • Recipe for: Statistics & ReportingTo prepare: Gather, track, and document qualitative and quantitative dataIngredients Directions Share your story! Accreditation o Reflections of Engagement The Higher Learning Commission o Newspaper articles Criterion Five: Engagement and Service As called for by its mission, the organization identifies its Statistics constituencies and serves them in ways both value. o In-Course Module: 9750+ students, approx. 200,947.5 hours of service (Since 2001) “The Center for Service-Learning is devoted specifically to advancing student learning through service to and o Independent Module: 1972 students, 157,050 engagement in the community.” hours of service (Since 2001) -2005 Self Study Report Executive Summary o AmeriCorps: 2,143 successful members, 1,042,715 hours of service (Sept. 2002 to July 2010), and $ 2.6 million in education awardsRecipe for: Statistics & ReportingTo prepare: Gather, track, and document qualitative and quantitative dataIngredients Directions Share your story! Accreditation o Reflections of Engagement The Higher Learning Commission o Newspaper articles Criterion Five: Engagement and Service As called for by its mission, the organization identifies its Statistics constituencies and serves them in ways both value. o In-Course Module: 9750+ students, approx. 200,947.5 hours of service (Since 2001) “The Center for Service-Learning is devoted specifically to advancing student learning through service to and o Independent Module: 1972 students, 157,050 engagement in the community.” hours of service (Since 2001) -2005 Self Study Report Executive Summary o AmeriCorps: 2,143 successful members, 1,042,715 hours of service (Sept. 2002 to July 2010), and $ 2.6 million in education awards