Student Service Learning (SSL) An Important  High School Graduation Requirement !
What  is Student Service Learning? <ul><li>Service-learning is a teaching method that combines  meaningful service  to you...
Independent Hours   <ul><li>The classes of 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 must complete  36  Independent Service Learning Hours...
Steps to Earn Student Service Learning (SSL) Hours <ul><li>1. Consider what activity or organization you would want to ass...
Steps to Earn SSL Hours (cont.) <ul><li>3.  If the organization and activities are....  </li></ul>(a) Complete a  Service ...
Steps to Earn Student Service Learning Hours (cont.) <ul><li>4.  Turn in your  SSL Verification  Form  to Ms. Alston (C-21...
What do Student Get out of SSL? <ul><li>The Student Meets a Recognized Need in the Community </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Examine...
What Student Get out of SSL? <ul><li>The Student Plans Ahead: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Assesses own skills and interests </li...
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Explaining the Student Service Learning in Prince George's County Public Schoos

  1. 1. Student Service Learning (SSL) An Important High School Graduation Requirement !
  2. 2. What is Student Service Learning? <ul><li>Service-learning is a teaching method that combines meaningful service to your community with skills and knowledge you learn in the classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Students… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>improve their academic skills by applying what they learn in school to the real world </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>then reflect on their experience to reinforce the link between their service and their learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>develop and improve their leadership skills </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Independent Hours <ul><li>The classes of 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 must complete 36 Independent Service Learning Hours </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Independent hours are the service learning hours that students earn while exclusively participating in local community service learning projects. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Steps to Earn Student Service Learning (SSL) Hours <ul><li>1. Consider what activity or organization you would want to assist </li></ul><ul><li>- ( All SSL must be done with nonprofit, tax exempt organizations ) </li></ul><ul><li>2. Check the list of Pre-approved Service Opportunities for SSL here </li></ul><ul><li>More steps are on the next slide… </li></ul>
  5. 5. Steps to Earn SSL Hours (cont.) <ul><li>3. If the organization and activities are.... </li></ul>(a) Complete a  Service Learning Site Approval Form  and submit it to Ms. Alston (C-216) for approval  PRIOR TO BEGINNING any service hours! (b) After receiving approval from Ms. Alston (C-216) participate in the SSL activity (a) Contact the organization to set up when you complete your student service learning hours (b) Participate in the S.S.L. activity NON-PRE-APPROVED Service Learning Site Steps PRE-APPROVED Service Learning Site Steps
  6. 6. Steps to Earn Student Service Learning Hours (cont.) <ul><li>4. Turn in your SSL Verification Form to Ms. Alston (C-216) </li></ul>
  7. 7. What do Student Get out of SSL? <ul><li>The Student Meets a Recognized Need in the Community </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Examines pressing community needs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Student Achieves Curricular Objectives </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Applies academic learning to recognized community needs  </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Student Gains Necessary Knowledge and Skills </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Explores citizenship and career options </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Understands expectations associated with participation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cooperates with team members and community partners  </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. What Student Get out of SSL? <ul><li>The Student Plans Ahead: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Assesses own skills and interests </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Student Works with Existing Service Organizations: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Identifies non profit, tax-exempt organizations with which to partner. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Student Develops Responsibility: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Evaluates own performance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Strengthens character through civic engagement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Participates in a range of service opportunities </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Student Reflects Throughout the Experience: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Evaluates overall impact of service and learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Analyzes what was learned from multiple perspectives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Explores next steps to continue service-learning involvement  </li></ul></ul>

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