Service Learning: Serving to Learn, Learning to SErve Incorporating School into Community Needs Melinda Griffin & Tony Vladu
Background • 1990 National Community Service Act 60/70’s Social Movements • 2001 NCLB • New Deal: Civilian Conservation Corps • 1983 Nation at Risk • Before Public Schools
Social Studies Assessment Formative Summative
Mathematics Standards Alignment Standards of Learning Mathematics Science Across grade levels (4-12) • Beyond the standards… • Learn & practice content skills • Research skills • Generate and analyze data • Communicate findings • Design systems • Create a business plan
Mathematics Project Description • 4th and 5th Grade • Measurement • Statistics • Life Cycle of Plants • Weather and • Climate • Middle School • Problem Solving • Measurement • Consumer Math • Statistics • Life Science • Engineering • High School • Consumer Math • Business • applications • Engineering • Media • production
Mathematics Assessment Journaling & media Computations Graphs, tables & diagrams Rubrics (self & group) Formative Rubrics (self & group) Online surveys of students and community Accounting Summative
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