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The National Center for Learning and Citizenship


Service-Learning Trail Guide PDF - Service-learning can help teachers and administrators meet Colorado's academic standards. This toolkit provides a guide and includes examples, resources and evaluation tools. (Ravay Snow-Renner, Susan Vermeer, Kate Cumbo, Terry Pickeral and Jeffery Miller, Colorado Department of Education, and Education Commission of the States, December 2004)...

Senior and Culminating Projects PDF - This paper explores the challenges and benefits of combining service-learning with senior and culminating projects multi-dimensional projects through which graduating high school seniors demonstrate their accumulated knowledge and skills. It provides examples of existing high-quality programs, and offers some questions for consideration by educational leaders and policymakers. (Jeffery Miller, Education Commission of the States, November 2004)...

Learning That Lasts: How Service-Learning Can Become an Integral Part of Schools, States and Communities PDF - This publication answers the question, "what would it take to make service-learning part of every student's education experience?" based on our work as part of Learning In Deed: Making a Difference Through Service-Learning. (Education Commission of the States, September 2002)...

Tool Kit: Service-Learning and Standards -- Achieving Academic Excellence by Serving Communities - ECS/NCLC staff have asked service-learning colleagues, "What tools have you found most helpful in your work?" This publication contains some of the most useful materials found on the topic of service-learning and standards. They illustrate best practices and provide constructive models in curriculum, assessment and planning. Copies of this publication are available for $25.00 plus postage and handling from the ECS Distribution Center. Click here for an Order Form. For more information, contact John Ivey at 303-299-3692, jivey@ecs.org. (Education Commission of the States, June 2001)...

Lessons Learned from Learning In Deed MS Word - The Compact for Learning and Citizenship (CLC) asked participant states (CA, ME, MN, OR, SC) to address state and district barriers that have been encountered and strategies used to overcome them. Here is a summary of responses, as well as some recommendations to address the barriers. (Terry Pickeral, Education Commission of the States/CLC, April 2001)...

Institutionalized Service-Learning in the 50 States MS Word PDF - This 50-state policy scan is a snapshot look at where states are with the institutionalization of service-learning. The scan used a narrow approach to service-learning, excluding language like community service, community restitution and other more broadly defined terms. The focus is on policy only, at the state level. (Katy Anthes, Education Commission of the States, March 2001)...

Learning In Deed: Service-Learning Examples MS Word - State and district models where service-learning is integral to student learning, meets state's goals and is on the move. (Education Commission of the States, May 1999)...

States Focus on Service-Learning in Different Ways MS Word - California and Maryland are taking steps to get more and more students involved in service-learning, California by establishing goals and Maryland by making it a requirement.(Education Commission of the States, 2000)...


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