Service-Learning. A statewide requirement that benefits all!. Lisa Kipersztok , VISTA Service Learning Department Anne Arundel County Public Schools. What is Service-Learning?.
A statewide requirement that benefits all!
Lisa Kipersztok, VISTA
Service Learning Department
Anne Arundel County Public Schools
Service-learning is a teaching method that combines meaningful service to the community with curriculum-based learning.
It is the mission of Maryland State Department of Education’s service-learning program to
institutionalize high quality
service-learning for students in all Maryland K-12 public schools, and to encourage its application in schools across the United States.
Maryland Seven Best Practices of Service-Learning
Meet a recognized need in the community
Achieve curricular objectives through service-learning
Reflect throughout the service-learning experience
Develop student responsibility
Establish community partnerships
Plan ahead for service-learning
Equip students with knowledge and skills needed for service
75 hours required in order to graduate:
5 hours are done in elementary school in the 5th grade
How does service-learning work?
Tutoring, Mentoring,Visiting the Elderly
Drives, Collections, Fundraisers, Clean-ups
Lobbying, Speaking, Presenting