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Service-Learning is so much more than community service.
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NYLC - What is Service-Learning?

If you don't know what service-learning is, or want a richer understanding of it, you have to check out this website.

 

"Service-learning actively engages participants in meaningful and personally relevant service activities.  Service-learning projects work best when they fit the ages and developmental abilities of the participants, include interesting and engaging service activities, explore the context of the underlying societal issues the service addresses, and address needs that are important to the community being served."

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Thomas Stone Teacher Named State Service-Learning Fellow - Southern Maryland News Net

Thomas Stone Teacher Named State Service-Learning Fellow - Southern Maryland News Net | Service-Learning | Scoop.it
Thomas Stone Teacher Named State Service-Learning Fellow Southern Maryland News Net Paul Alvarez, a social studies teacher at Thomas Stone High School, was recently named a 2013 Maryland Service-Learning Fellow by the Maryland State Department of...
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Experience-Based Learning at MPTC: Service-Learning Updates

Experience-Based Learning at MPTC: Service-Learning Updates | Service-Learning | Scoop.it
Experience-Based Learning at MPTC: Service-Learning Updates http://t.co/M9uM4MjD
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service-learning can be incorporated using many different models and into a variety of classrooms. Following along with this blog to see the impact quality service-learning programs can make in a community!

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service learning overview - ASFG

This video will be posted on the asfg.mx webpage as an introduction to several procedural changes in the submission and documentation of service ...youtube.com
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Service Learning- Helping Others to make a difference

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5th Annual Connecting Campuses with Communities: The Service-Learning Institute and Research Academy

5th Annual Connecting Campuses with Communities: The Service-Learning Institute and Research Academy | Service-Learning | Scoop.it
Annual #ServiceLearning Inst. & Research Academy w/ Julie Hatcher, @Maggie_Stevens, Patti Clayton, & @JR_Jamison: http://t.co/svbKjccl
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Let's Put Service in Schools: An MLK Day Call to Action

Let's Put Service in Schools: An MLK Day Call to Action | Service-Learning | Scoop.it
Beginning on MLK Day thousands of young people across the country will begin a "Semester of Service," a sustained service and learning framework that integrates standards-based curriculum with substantive service to the community.
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Wisdom from Martin Luther King!
 
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Service-Learning Scholarships

  The Service-Learning Program at Indiana University, Bloomington is accepting applications for scholarships to fund IUB students who are participating in service-learning courses that take student...
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International Service Learning Conference 2013 (ISLC)

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International Service Learning Conference 2013 (ISLC). December 24, 2012 By autoblog Leave a Comment. This event will be held on 24 – 26 April 2013 at Grand Season Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. Who Should Participate : – Education ...
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Pupils create a 'Giving' school

Pupils create a 'Giving' school | Service-Learning | Scoop.it
'Once there was a tree … and she loved a little boy very, very much – even more than she loved herself.' (RT @ChildrenIncKY: #servicelearning and Covington, KY, students making headlines with Shel Silverstein-inspired #scholarship fundraiser!
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Amazing story about service-learning in action!

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Service Learning

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This semester is quickly coming to a close, and our service learning projects are coming to an end. Two groups will still be accepting donations for their care packages until the end of the week, s...
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Renee’ Atkinson, a high school English teacher, shares her students' experience with service-learning in her blog!

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Baltimore Collegetown: Service-Learning and Civic Engagement Conference

Baltimore Collegetown: Service-Learning and Civic Engagement Conference | Service-Learning | Scoop.it
Submit a workshop for @baltcollegetown Service-Learning & Civic Engagement Conference by 1/18 http://t.co/mXNeL2im #SLCE13
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There's still time to submit a workshop for Baltimore Collegetown's 2013 Service-Learning & Civic Engagement Conference. Proposals are due 1/18.

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What is Service-Learning?

And what is service learning? If you are compelled, is that service? And what is it you learn in the process? To give of your heart and soul? Or, more likely, to resist, to sabotage, to give, at best, perfunctory performance.

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SL students learn value of community service - Pilot Tribune

SL students learn value of community service - Pilot Tribune | Service-Learning | Scoop.it
MiamiHerald.com SL students learn value of community service Pilot Tribune Service-Learning is a growing teaching and learning strategy that integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience,...
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Through service-learning, young people - from kindergarteners to high school aged students - use what they learn in the classroom to solve real-life problems

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Sanford Service Learning Program Weblog

Sanford Service Learning Program Weblog | Service-Learning | Scoop.it
One of the big Science units in sixth grade focuses on Energy. Students at Willard and Carl J. Lamb schools have been learning about types of energy, energy transfers, alternative energy, energy and the environment, etc.
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Sounds like this class is doing a great job turning learning into action!

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A Service Learning Coordinator  for the Sanford School Department has his own blog to share the service learning projects students have done at his school. Sounds like this school has a very organized and strategic approach to integrating service learning into their curriculum! 

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What is Service-Learning?

What is Service-Learning? | Service-Learning | Scoop.it
I agree. See http://t.co/NpmoZ3B8 @Dara_Laine @MGCollege Needs to integrate classroom learning. Often distinction missed.
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Had a great conversation on twitter today with Gayle Gifford highlighting the importance of integration of service into classroom learning and the differences between volunteering and service-learning.

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Leaving an Impression With Service Learning

Leaving an Impression With Service Learning | Service-Learning | Scoop.it
A group of Frederick County Public School seniors are hard at work trying to come up with ideas that will be around long after they graduate.
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"A group of Frederick County Public School seniors are hard at work trying to come up with ideas that will be around long after they graduate. It's for Service Learning, which is part of their government class. They work in groups on a range of different projects. The projects range from coming up with a solution to a problem in the county, to organizing an event."

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4th Grade Service-Learning Project: Project Results!

4th Grade Service-Learning Project: Project Results! | Service-Learning | Scoop.it

Two 4th grade classrooms in Austin, Texas are taking part in service-learning projects during the 2012-2013 school year!

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Great blog that follows a 4th grade class' journey with service-learning!

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Teaching Social Change: 5 Student Service-Learning Activities

Teaching Social Change: 5 Student Service-Learning Activities | Service-Learning | Scoop.it
Service-learning activities are an excellent way to take our students’ passion and energy beyond the classroom and into the community.
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While these are great ideas for service, be careful that when you bring projects to your classroom they meet the principles for service-learning and are fully integrated into your lesson giving students voice & choice in the project. 

 

The author gives examples of how to do this particularly well in the last example!

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Gabrielle Dunne's curator insight, April 6, 2014 7:48 PM

These service learning activities are presented more as community service projects, straying from the academic undertone of service learning. However, I think that this article is still valuable as a starting point for teachers looking for service learning projects that might peak their student's interests. It would be up to the teacher to find creative ways of incorporating academic standards into these activities. I see opportunities to incorporate writing, mathematics, and environmental science into the activities listed in this article. However I'm sure the possibilities are endless!

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Honors Program service learning projects underway

Honors Program service learning projects underway | Service-Learning | Scoop.it
By Ciara McCall, Chattanooga, TN—The University Honors Program is not only about taking challenging course loads. It is also about being involved in the community through service projects. The service learning projects ...
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It's hard to tell from this article whether this is true service-learning or just community service, but it seems that the students are truly directing their own learning and working in their community which are always good things. Service-learning is always more than a one-time event.

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Opportunities in Technology: The New Frontier for Service-Learning and Civic Education

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This September the Alliance for Excellent Education released a digital civic learning toolkit as part of its Digital Learning Day campaign. The Alliance developed this resource with the input of leading civic education groups which included NYLC, National Council for the Social Studies, the Campaign for the Civic Mission of Schools and others.  The purpose of the toolkit is to support teachers and students by providing resources that demonstrate how technology can connect students to active civic learning experiences.  The resources in the toolkit, divided into three categories—digital simulations, media, and service-learning—help to combine the vast potential of technology with the limitless potential of students to make contributions to their communities and the world. 

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“Service Learning: The Time is Now” — Our latest free article

“Service Learning: The Time is Now” — Our latest free article | Service-Learning | Scoop.it
Service learning is an approach which has always appealed to me, maybe because it aligns with my own personal philosophy and as well as that of The Prevention Researcher – that young people are “contributors who bring ...
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Service-Learning sees increased popularity among business schools

Service-Learning sees increased popularity among business schools | Service-Learning | Scoop.it
While service learning courses are being developed in a diverse range of fields, business schools have seen significant development in this area.
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While service learning courses are being developed in a diverse range of fields, business schools have seen significant development in this area.


Research indicates that several developments in management education have led to the growth of the service learning approach in this discipline, namely: an increasing focus on social responsibility and community well-being; a shift from a purely economic perspective to a balanced focus on profits, quality of life, spirituality, and social responsibility; and a shift from self-centeredness to interconnectedness.


Research also demonstrates that service learning can be a useful tool to incorporate sustainability education into management education.

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The 24th Annual National Service-Learning Conference

RT @Riftwood: Hey! Any folks interested in the National Service Learning Conference in Denver, CO? Learn more at http://t.co/pFS8h8UN @nylcorg #NYLC13
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Service learning helps elementary students see ‘big picture’

Service learning helps elementary students see ‘big picture’ | Service-Learning | Scoop.it
A new way of teaching that initially started at universities and caught on with high schools is now trickling down to elementary schools, too.

 

Plenty of schools collect cans for food pantries.

 

Others encourage students to volunteer in the community at charities, senior centers or shelters.

 

But some take their goodwill a step further, connecting volunteerism and the classroom under an umbrella called “service learning.”

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News article on the emergence of service learning in middle schools. Talks about service learning as shaping a school's "culture". 

Brandi Walker's curator insight, May 30, 9:19 PM
Students in our elementary school recently helped a local non-profit organization, Praying for Paws, that helps dogs find good homes. The students organized a donation drive, made homemade dog treats, and created advertisements for dogs that were available for adoption on social media. Way to go Eagles! 
 
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Service-Learning Symposium 2012

Service-Learning Symposium 2012 | Service-Learning | Scoop.it
Service-learners from SLC was invited to do a presentation at Dunman High School Service-Learning symposium 2012! Feedback was good as the audience understand more about the projects RP do and they felt that the ...
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