Saturday, May 22, 2010

service learning

Sarah Percoulis writes an informative article in GOOD on service learning.

Service learning is an educational practice where teachers take the knowledge and skills taught in the classroom and apply them to service projects in the community. Students not only learn about traditional classroom subjects, but they also become empowered to make their own decisions about doing good in their community. Since no age group is too young or old to be involved, all age levels (K-12 and beyond) can be included.

Here are some great resources to get started:
The LEAGUE,  a K-12 service-learning support organization
Learning to Give,  curriculum division of The League
Learn and Serve, America's National Service-Learning Clearinghouse
Youth Service America

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