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Lemons to Lemonade Program Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation 2009. Getting Started in Service Learning. Clarifying terms. Volunteer. Community Service. Community based learning. Community service learning. Community Service-Learning. Definition:

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Lemons to lemonade program alex s lemonade stand foundation 2009

Lemons to Lemonade Program

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation

2009

Getting Started in Service Learning


Clarifying terms
Clarifying terms

Volunteer

Community Service

Community based

learning

Community service

learning


Community service learning
Community Service-Learning

Definition:

A method by which people participate

in service experiences that address school

or community needs while also learning

academic skills and/or content connected

to the service, and engaging in structured

reflection on the service experience


Service learning outcomes
Service-learning outcomes

authentic learning

self-esteem

social responsibility

academic learning

communication skills

collaboration skills

learning from experience

future civic participation


Csl essential elements
CSL Essential Elements

Preparation

Collaboration

Student Ownership

Service

Curriculum Integration

Reflection

Celebration

Evaluation


Types of service
Types of Service

Direct- working directly with people

Indirect- fund-raisers and collection programs

Education-teaching those who are affected by the problem or those who can make a difference

Advocacy - advocating for change through social or political channels (e.g. letter writing, petitions, lobbying, campaigns)‏


Principles of high quality service learning
Principles of high qualityservice-learning

Value

based

intellectual

collaborative

analytical

activist

experiential

Student

centered

multicultural


Student centered
Student-centered

State their opinions

Make choices

Make connections

to their lives


Collaborative
Collaborative

with classmates

with the recipients

of the service

on the design and

conduct of the

project


Experiential
Experiential

Actively engage in:

needs assessment

research

project development

service activities


Intellectual
Intellectual

Seek out a variety of sources with multiple perspectives

Study and analyze the issue

Use subject matter skills and knowledge


Analytical
Analytical

Examine the root causes of the problem

Consider whose voices have been excluded

Examine their own role in the problem


Multicultural
Multicultural

Take an inclusive approach to the problem

Understand the issue from diverse perspectives

Involve a diversity of people in working together


Value based
Value-based

Acknowledge the controversial nature of aspects of the problem

Examine and discuss

the values involved


Activist
Activist

Engage in direct action as well as advocacy or social change efforts

Aim to create a more socially just society and world


Begin a project with this winning trio

your

curriculum

community

need

students'

interest

+

+


How do k 12 projects begin
How do K-12 projects begin?

Community problem or need

School problem or need

Area or agency near the school

Teacher interest

Parent or student interest

Curriculum connection

Current events issue


Next steps planning
Next Steps... Planning

Plan for learning and service

Involve community partners and students

Map out roles, responsibilities and time line

Plan ahead for reflection and assessment

Build in time for collaboration


Keys to effective collaboration
Keys to effective collaboration

Ask about needs

Offer to help

Start small

Meet face to face

Share responsibilities

Reflect and adjust

Work toward mutual ownership


Reflection and assessment
Reflection and Assessment

Reflective thinking

Connecting theory to practice

Learning from experience

Personal development

Understanding of course content

Students’ learning and attitudes from service

Students’ learning of course content and skills from service


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