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Strategies for Student Engagement: A Toolkit to Implement Service Learning in Colorado - This toolkit was designed to provide tools and resources, to educators, principals and superintendents interested in using and sustaining service-learning in their schools, districts and classrooms. (Education Commission of the States and Colorado Department of Education, December 2010)...

"...And Justice for All" - Community Service-Learning for Social Justice MS Word - While meeting individual needs in the community is an important aspect of effective citizenship, democracy depends on citizens’ willingness and ability to examine current social problems, evaluate how they have developed over time and consider new directions in creating a better society. An important part of the civic mission of schooling is helping students to understand and work toward the country’s creed of “justice for all.” (Rahima Wade, Education Commission of the States, September 2001)...

Integrating Scientific Practices and Service-Learning: Engaging Students in STEM - This KIDS Consortium guide, a supplement to the more comprehensive publication “KIDS As Planners: A Guide to Strengthening Students, Schools and Communities through Service-Learning,” is designed to help educators integrate service-learning into science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) content areas and make use of Curriculum Topic Study, a means of ensuring that STEM projects are developmentally appropriate and aligned with science standards. Examples in the guide are based on the experience of more than a dozen classrooms and are intended to illustrate how to plan and structure a STEM/service-learning project and how these projects benefit students, schools and communities. (Kids Consortium, 2012)...

Semester of Service Strategy Guide - Guide for 2011...

Connecting Thinking and Action: Ideas for Service-Learning Reflection - This guide provides a variety of reflection activities for different subjects and grade levels. Activities are included for each phase of reflection, including the service activity, pre-service, during and post-service. (RMC Research Corporation)...

Service-Learning in Community-Based Organizations: A Practical Guide to Starting and Sustaining High-Quality Programs - ...

K-12 Service Learning Project Planning Toolkit - RMC Research Corporation/Learn and Serve America's National Service-Learning Clearinghouse....

K-12 Service-Learning Standards for Quality Practice - ...

Chicago Public Schools Service-Learning - This Web site provides a toolkit for teachers with background information on service-learning, a planning tool, rubric for assessing the quality of service-learning projects, and reflection resources and aids. It also offers complete curriculum guides on some topics such as aging, hunger and poverty. (Chicago Public Schools)... - This Web site presents examples of best-practice service-learning experiences meeting state mandated academic standards--each uploaded onto the site according to an easy-to-use searchable template....

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