Piecing it all together


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By Linda De Vore, Media Center director at Casa Grande Middle School

This session is for the service learning rookie and for those people who have been involved in service learning for awhile. It is an overview of what makes a meaningful service learning project, how to identify its components, and how easy it is to create one. Participants will walk away with a toolkit for inspiring others to become involved in service learning. Each participant will receive a set of “Piecing It All Together” templates to take back to their organizations. The participants can then conduct their own “Piecing It All Together” workshop to demonstrate to its member how easy it is to create a meaningful service learning project. This will in turn energize their group and mobilize more people into projects.

See more about this session, and the Arizona Summit on Volunteerism and Service-Learning at http://www.azsummit.org/?p=392

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Piecing it all together

  1. 1. Piecing It All Together Presented By Linda De Vore Puzzle Developed by Saint Paul Community Education Service Learning Program 2006
  2. 2. Piecing It All Together What is Service-Learning? “… a teaching and learning approach that integrates community service with academic standards to enrich learning, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen communities.” *National Commission on Service Learning*
  3. 3. Piecing It All Together <ul><li>What can s ervice-learning do? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>focus on the real-life needs of the community </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>foster civic responsibility </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>provide an authentic learning experience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>build knowledge and character </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Piecing It All Together <ul><li>What can service-learning do? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>offer a structured time for reflection </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Promote an understanding of diversity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Give youth voice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Present partnerships that are collaborative, beneficial, and address community needs </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Piecing It All Together <ul><li>What is “meaningful” service-learning and how do we make it “meaningful”? </li></ul>
  6. 6. Piecing It All Together <ul><li>According to Learn and Serve America’s National Service-Learning Clearinghouse: </li></ul><ul><li>“ It actively engages participants in meaningful and personally relevant service activities. Indicators are: </li></ul><ul><li>1. Service-learning experiences are appropriate to participant ages and developmental abilities. </li></ul><ul><li>2. Service-learning addresses issues that are personally relevant to the participants. </li></ul><ul><li> 3. Service-learning provides participants with interesting and engaging service activities. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>According to Learn and Serve America’s National Service-Learning Clearinghouse: </li></ul><ul><li>“ It actively engages participants in meaningful and personally relevant service activities. Indicators are: </li></ul><ul><li>4. Service-learning encourages participants to understand their service experiences in the context of the underlying societal issues being addressed. </li></ul><ul><li>5. Service-learning leads to attainable and visible outcomes that are valued by those being served.” </li></ul>
  8. 8. Piecing It All Together <ul><li>Which of these are meaningful service projects? </li></ul><ul><li>1. 10 th graders counting change for the Veteran’s Day penny drive </li></ul><ul><li>NO </li></ul><ul><li>2. US history students conducting interviews to collect, record, and preserve oral histories from elders in their community </li></ul><ul><li>YES </li></ul><ul><li>3. A 7 th grade global studies class going to work at the local community garden that grows for food for a local food bank. </li></ul><ul><li>Maybe </li></ul><ul><li>4. Elementary students sponsoring a sled dog team at the Iditarod. </li></ul><ul><li>NO </li></ul>
  9. 9. Piecing It All Together <ul><li>Which of these are meaningful service projects? </li></ul><ul><li>5. Middle school students developing and maintaining relationships through letter writing with community members in a local assisted living facility. </li></ul><ul><li> YES </li></ul><ul><li>6. Senior citizens coming into class to read to 2 nd graders. </li></ul><ul><li>MAYBE </li></ul><ul><li>7. 8 th grade art classes studying, creating and selling ceramic bowls to ear money to be donated to a disaster relief organization. </li></ul><ul><li> YES </li></ul><ul><li>8. Student council led school-wide can drive before Christmas. </li></ul><ul><li>NO </li></ul>
  10. 10. Piecing It All Together <ul><li>Types of Service: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Direct </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Indirect </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Advocacy </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Piecing It All Together <ul><li>Service-Learning Process or IPARD: </li></ul><ul><li>I- Investigation </li></ul><ul><li>P- Planning/Preparation </li></ul><ul><li>A- Action </li></ul><ul><li>R- Reflection </li></ul><ul><li>D- Demonstration/Celebration </li></ul>
  12. 12. Piecing It All Together <ul><li>There are six parts to any service-learning project: </li></ul><ul><li>Issue/Need </li></ul><ul><li>Participants </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum/Academic Component </li></ul><ul><li>Service-Learning Facilitator </li></ul><ul><li>Community Partner </li></ul><ul><li>Funding </li></ul>
  13. 13. Piecing It All Together <ul><li>Use the puzzles pieces in your envelopes to create two service-learning projects! </li></ul><ul><li>One which uses technology in the final project and one “normal” service- learning project. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Piecing It All Together <ul><li>Project Technology Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Visual of Bloom’s Taxonomy Using Web 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.usi.edu/distance/bdt.htm </li></ul>
  15. 15. Piecing It All Together <ul><li>Project Resources </li></ul><ul><li>The Service-Learning Listserv (K12-SL) is for the Learn and Serve America community for discussion and information sharing related to high quality service-learning and national service. http://lists.etr.org/read/?forum=k12-sl </li></ul><ul><li>Learn and Serve America http://www.learnandserve.gov/ </li></ul><ul><li>Learn and Serve Arizona http://www.learnandservearizona.com </li></ul><ul><li>Youth Service America http://www.ysa.org </li></ul><ul><li>National Youth Leadership Council http://www.nylc.org </li></ul>
  16. 16. Piecing It All Together <ul><li>Project Resources </li></ul><ul><li>101 Ideas for Combining Service & Learning http://www2.fiu.edu/~time4chg/Library/ideas.html </li></ul><ul><li>Learn and Serve America’s National Service-Learning Clearinghouse </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.servicelearning.org/service-learning-ideas-and-curricular-examples-slice </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteer Center of Southern Arizona http://www.volunteersoaz.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>Future Problem Solvers of Arizona http://www.fpspi.org/FPSPI/Arizona.html </li></ul><ul><li>State Farm Project Ignition http://www.sfprojectignition.com </li></ul>
  17. 17. Piecing It All Together <ul><li>Project Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Service Learning Project Ideas (Award-winning from Maryland) http://www.mssa.sailorsite.net/ideas.html </li></ul><ul><li>Michigan Community Service Commission Service-Learning Project Ideas http://www.michigan.gov/mcsc/0,1607,7-137-8148_11542-63017--,00.html </li></ul><ul><li>150 Service-Learning Project Ideas by Content Area http://www.solv.org/programs/tco_project_ideas/150%20Projects%20-%20By%20Content%20Area.pdf </li></ul><ul><li>Kids Consortium Service-Learning Project Ideas http://www.kidsconsortium.org/freeresources.php </li></ul>
  18. 18. Piecing It All Together <ul><li>Project Technology Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Storytelling http://electronicportfolios.org/digistory </li></ul><ul><li>PowerPoint Video Converter http://www.effectmatrix.com/PowerPoint-Video-Converter/ </li></ul><ul><li>Story Jumper http://www.storyjumper.com/main/teacher </li></ul><ul><li>Big Huge Lab http://bighugelabs.com </li></ul><ul><li>Directory of Learning Tools http://www.c4lpt.co.uk/Directory </li></ul><ul><li>Jeopardy Labs http://jeopardylabs.com/build </li></ul>
  19. 19. Piecing It All Together <ul><li>Project Technology Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Poducate Me! http://poducateme.com/ </li></ul><ul><li> Animoto http://animoto.com/education </li></ul><ul><li> Zamzar Converter http://zamzar.com </li></ul><ul><li>Shwup http://www.shwup.com </li></ul><ul><li>Skype http://www.skype.com </li></ul><ul><li>Blabberize http://blaberize.com </li></ul>
  20. 20. Piecing It All Together <ul><li>Project Technology Resources </li></ul><ul><li>bubbl.us http://bubbl.us/ </li></ul><ul><li>Glogster http://www.glogster.com </li></ul><ul><li>Podomatic http://www.podomatic.com </li></ul><ul><li>Screencast-O-Matic http://www.screencast-o-matic.com </li></ul><ul><li>Slide Rocket http://sliderocket.com </li></ul><ul><li>Voicethread http://voicethread.com </li></ul>
  21. 21. Piecing It All Together <ul><li>Project Technology Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Free Web Site Makers: </li></ul><ul><li>Hipero http://www.hipero.com </li></ul><ul><li>Roxer http:// www.roxer.com </li></ul><ul><li>Web Node http://www.webnode.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Weebly for Educators http://education.weebly.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Yola http://www.yola.com </li></ul><ul><li>Free Wiki Sites </li></ul><ul><li>Google Sites http://sites.google.com </li></ul><ul><li>PBWiki http://pbworks.com </li></ul><ul><li>Wetpaint http://www.wetpaint.com </li></ul><ul><li>Wikispaces http://www.wikispaces.com </li></ul>
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  23. 23. Piecing It All Together <ul><li>Contact Information </li></ul><ul><li>Linda DeVore </li></ul><ul><li>Casa Grande Middle School </li></ul><ul><li>linda.devore @ cgelem.k12.az.us </li></ul><ul><li>2000rivers @ gmail.com </li></ul><ul><li>(520) 836-7310 </li></ul><ul><li>http://librarianscorner.net </li></ul><ul><li>12/01/10 </li></ul>