Service Learning at VUSD Impacts Students and the Community
Robert Crowell, like many teachers and school administrators, has set his sights beyond the four walls of the traditional classroom. This approach, he believes, will prepare his students for what comes after graduation. “Education, in general, has been very inward looking,” he says...Read more
Olive Elementary Receives Proclamation from the San Diego City Council
The fifth grade service learning project at Olive Elementary wins the 2016 Bright Ideas Society Award! They were given their proclamation by the San Diego City Council during San Diego Festival of Science and Engineering Week
What Service-Learning and Sustainability Will Mean for Your Students
Student engagement is about student-centered inquiry using the IPARD Framework:
All projects are aligned to the K-12 Service Learning Standards for Quality Practice:
Service-learning actively engages participants in meaningful and personally relevant service activities.
Service-learning incorporates multiple challenging reflection activities that are ongoing and that prompt deep thinking and analysis about oneself and one’s relationship to society.
Service-learning provides youth with a strong voice in planning, implementing, and evaluating service-learning experiences with guidance from adults.
Service-learning engages participants in an ongoing process to assess the quality of implementation and progress toward meeting specified goals, and uses results for improvement and sustainability.
LINK TO CURRICULUM
Service-learning is intentionally used as an instructional strategy to meet learning goals and/or content standards.
Service-learning promotes understanding of diversity and mutual respect among all participants.
Service-learning partnerships are collaborative, mutually beneficial, and address community needs.
DURATION AND INTENSITY
Service-learning has sufficient duration and intensity to address community needs and meet specified outcomes.