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Spirit Of Giving Teacher Resource Guide, Volunteer Center Orange County Jan 2008

Spirit Of Giving Teacher Resource Guide, Volunteer Center Orange County

Curriculum

Spirit of Giving is a non-denominational, multi-faceted Service-Learning experience that will provide your 1st and 2nd year students with the unique opportunity of "feeling the joy and elation of receiving" that translates into the spirit of volunteerism and giving back to others. This project will enhance and support academic curriculum.


Just Forms, Brevard Community College Jan 2008

Just Forms, Brevard Community College

Curriculum

This document includes: Assessment, Community Partner Forms, Credit Hour, Employee Service Project (ESP), Faculty, Marketing, Recognition, Student, and Assessment.


Service Learning Training & Curriculum Guide, Wayne-Westland Community Schools Jan 2006

Service Learning Training & Curriculum Guide, Wayne-Westland Community Schools

Curriculum

Service-learning is a powerful teaching methodology wherein students perform service in the community to meet real needs as means of learning important subject matter. Service-learning is being widely practiced throughout the United States and internationally in K-12 schools. Having students learn important curricular objectives by providing service yields benefits for all involved.


4 Practical Resources For Linking Service Learning And The Florida Sunshine State Standards, Florida Learn & Serve Jan 2006

4 Practical Resources For Linking Service Learning And The Florida Sunshine State Standards, Florida Learn & Serve

Curriculum

In the 1990s, the Florida Department of Education (FLDoE) and other state education agencies established and adopted education standards to cover major curricular areas in K-12 public education. Florida's standards are linked with statewide assessments in reading, writing, mathematics, and science. The statewide assessment, termed the Florida Comprehensive Achievement Test, or FCAT, is a primary tool used to evaluate student and school performance. Student promotion and graduation are based partly on FCAT scores. In addition, schools receive a grade each year, from A-F, based on their students' FCA T performance and other weighted factors.


Service-Learning Designation: A Faculty Handbook, Deanna Anderson, Marlene Bacon, Josh Gold, Marianne Mcknight, Gail Jessen Jan 2006

Service-Learning Designation: A Faculty Handbook, Deanna Anderson, Marlene Bacon, Josh Gold, Marianne Mcknight, Gail Jessen

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Service-learning is a progressive and innovative pedagogy. It is both a creative and a diverse tool for teaching and learning. Service-learning is not merely community service and when structured correctly, service-learning will greatly impact student learning and enhance the typical classroom experience. It is also entirely up to the discretion of individual faculty members as to which pedagogies they will employ within their classroom. So why make the effort to formally designate your intentions to utilize service-learning?


Community Service Work-Study Program (Cswsp) Student Handbook, Center For Service And Learning At Oberlin College Jan 2005

Community Service Work-Study Program (Cswsp) Student Handbook, Center For Service And Learning At Oberlin College

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Materials for the Be Proud! · Be Responsible! CONGRESO do Latinos Unidos, Inc. event on June 14 - 15, 2005.


Gang Prevention Service-Learning Project, Cesar Chavez Foundation Jan 2005

Gang Prevention Service-Learning Project, Cesar Chavez Foundation

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11th grade U.S. History students have determined that 6-7th grade youth are the age group susceptible to joining gangs. The Jefferson High School youth worked on an assembly program to educate middle school students at Los Angeles Academy about the realities of gang life and the alternatives that exist to avoid future gang affiliation and involvement. Skits, speakers, pamphlets, collages, surveys, and small groups discussions were used to promote gang prevention.


Food Quality And Food Choice Project, Cesar Chavez Foundation Jan 2005

Food Quality And Food Choice Project, Cesar Chavez Foundation

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Students at Southgate High School identified school improvement as a pressing need. Students chose to focus specifically on the dissatisfaction with food served on campus. Students developed a campus wide survey to report on improvements that can be made in food service as well as healthy food alternatives in cafeteria and vending machines. Students also learned about the value of good nutrition and the lack of quality and fresh food available in low-income communities of color.


Community Service Work-Study Program (Cswsp) Student Handbook - For Student Employees 2005-2006, Center For Service And Learning At Oberlin College Jan 2005

Community Service Work-Study Program (Cswsp) Student Handbook - For Student Employees 2005-2006, Center For Service And Learning At Oberlin College

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This document contains: Introduction; Community Service Partners; Financial Information; Training; Student Resources; Frequently Asked Questions; and Contact Information.


Recycling Service-Learning Project, Cesar Chavez Foundation Jan 2005

Recycling Service-Learning Project, Cesar Chavez Foundation

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11th grade students identified needs related to excess campus trash and a school budget crisis. They chose to tackle both issues by expanding South Gates recycling program. Students partnered with the LA Conservation Corps recycling programto set-up a large recycling bin, arrange for pick-up and disposal, and generate proceeds for school improvement. The students were responsible for a major education campaign on campus as well as the logistics of the project including the location of the recycling bin. The education campaign included: making and distributing posters and flyers, classroom and PowerPoint presentations on recycling, intercom announcements, and information on the ...


Middle School Service-Learning Instructional Framework, Maryland State Department Of Education Apr 2004

Middle School Service-Learning Instructional Framework, Maryland State Department Of Education

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Students have enormous energy, enthusiasm, and intelligence that they will devote to our commlll1ities when they are asked and given the opportunity. Schools are now doing the asking and they are creating opportunities, both in courses and as part of their extracurricular activities. Students have weather stripped and rehabilitated houses and tended animals at the zoo. They have planted marsh grass to save the Chesapeake Bay and tested streams for pollutants. They have created plays about drug and alcohol abuse and put on fashion shows for senior citizens. These are not simply nice things to do. They contribute to an ...


Community Action Problem Solving Teacher Guide, Earth Force Jan 2004

Community Action Problem Solving Teacher Guide, Earth Force

Curriculum

Welcome to the Community History/Environmental Citizenship (CHEC) teacher guide, which is designed to engage students in historical inquiry as part of environmental service-Iearning projects. CHEC materials are a key part of a larger Earth Force Program called Community Action Problem Solving (CAPS). CHEC materials are designed to help students understand:
• how past events affect present environmental issues
• how local environmental challenges have been addressed in the past
• how historical context can help them to effectively address today's environmental problems


Maryland's Best Practices: An Improvement Guide For School-Based Service-Learning, Maryland Student Service Alliance Jan 2004

Maryland's Best Practices: An Improvement Guide For School-Based Service-Learning, Maryland Student Service Alliance

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We are pleased to present a new tool for service-learning. Students can make a tremendous difference in their schools and communities if they are given the opportunity to use their enthusiasm, energy and ideas.

Maryland is a leader in the field of service-learning. We believe it is important for our students not only to understand the concept of citizenship but also to be good citizens by providing needed service to their communities. Teachers around the state have found service-learning to be a highly effective teaching method, adding relevancy to classroom learning.

As the first state to require that all students ...


Service To Children Through Teaching, School Of Education Nov 2003

Service To Children Through Teaching, School Of Education

Curriculum

This guide features: Lesson Plan for Writing Letter to Military Personnel; Parts of a Friendly Letter; Book for Class to Welcome New Students; Describe Your Teacher; Know Your Town; Care of Classroom Pets; Picnic Game; Positive Characteristics About our Classmates; Teaching Procedures and Practices; and a Service Learning Lesson Plan.


Cesar Chaves: Can't We All Get Along?: A Peer Mediation And Awareness Campaign Project For Middle School Students, Rmc Research Corporation, Cesar Chavez Foundation Jan 2003

Cesar Chaves: Can't We All Get Along?: A Peer Mediation And Awareness Campaign Project For Middle School Students, Rmc Research Corporation, Cesar Chavez Foundation

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The “Can’t We All Get Along? A Peer Mediation and Awareness Campaign Project for Middle School Students” provides a multi-faceted service-learning experience that will give students an understanding of César E. Chávez’s core values, specifically service to others, determination, the use of nonviolence as a tool for achieving justice, acceptance of all people, community building, problem solving knowledge, and innovation. The unit is tied directly to the California State Curriculum Standards for Middle School and provides young adolescents with the opportunity to gain conflict resolution skills while providing service to their peers. Whether used to celebrate César E ...


Cesar Chavez: Service Fair Of Values, Cesar Chavez Foundation Jan 2003

Cesar Chavez: Service Fair Of Values, Cesar Chavez Foundation

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Cesar E. Chavez was one of the most significant and influential civil rights leaders of our time. Chavez devoted himself to social justice and improving the lives of the impoverished and oppressed. His name, like the name of Martin Luther King, Jr., speaks of character and commitment. This project is in honor of the life and work of Cesar E. Chavez.

The Cesar E. Chavez "Service Fair of Values" project is a multi-faceted experience that will provide your students with a vehicle for service learning that embodies Cesar Chavez' values. Whether used to celebrate Cesar Chavez Day (March 31, 2003 ...


Cesar Chavez: Who Are Today's Heroes?, Rmc Research Corporation, Cesar Chavez Foundation Jan 2003

Cesar Chavez: Who Are Today's Heroes?, Rmc Research Corporation, Cesar Chavez Foundation

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This project will help young people to understand the characteristics that make individuals “heroes.” In learning about César E. Chávez’s life and values, students will learn about history, self determination, help for the needy, and actions that promote equity and justice. They will develop a sense of what it means to contribute to society and how they may make a difference. Students will also identify ways in which they can incorporate these characteristics into their own lives and recognize heroes in their community. Participation in the Chávez inspired service-learning project will promote academic learning, civic responsibility, and personal/social ...


Health Issues Of Migrant Workers: An Awareness Campaign Project For Middle School Students, Go Serv, Rmc Research Corporation, Cesar Chavez Foundation Jan 2003

Health Issues Of Migrant Workers: An Awareness Campaign Project For Middle School Students, Go Serv, Rmc Research Corporation, Cesar Chavez Foundation

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César E. Chávez was one of the most significant and influential civil rights leaders of our time. Chávez devoted himself to social justice and improving the lives of the impoverished and oppressed. His name, like that of Martin Luther King, Jr., symbolizes character and commitment. This project, part of the “Educating the Heart” series, has been developed to honor of the life and work of César E. Chávez.

The César E. Chávez “Health Issues of Migrant Workers” project provides a multi-faceted service-learning experience that will give high school students an understanding of César E. Chávez’s core values, specifically service ...


The Great American Bake Sale: A Program Of Share Our Strength, Cathryn Berger Kaye Jan 2003

The Great American Bake Sale: A Program Of Share Our Strength, Cathryn Berger Kaye

Curriculum

Service Learning Curriculum to Address Childhood Hunger


Guía Para Promover La Acción Social De Niños Y Adolescentes/ Aprendizaje En Servicio, La Nacion Line Jan 2003

Guía Para Promover La Acción Social De Niños Y Adolescentes/ Aprendizaje En Servicio, La Nacion Line

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El aprendizaje-servicio, es una metodología de pedagógica de enseñanza que promueve el trabajo solidario de los jóvenes con el objetivo de optimizar los aprendizaje académicos y la formación personal.


Cesar Chavez: Individual Action: Fluff And Fold, Orange County Cesar Chavez Day Initiative Jan 2003

Cesar Chavez: Individual Action: Fluff And Fold, Orange County Cesar Chavez Day Initiative

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Cesar E. Chavez was one of the most significant and influential civil rights leaders of our time. Chavez devoted himself to social justice and improving the lives of the impoverished and op- pressed. His name, like the name of Martin Luther King, Jr, speaks of character and commitment. This project is in honor of the life and work of Cesar E. Chavez.

The Cesar E. Chavez- "Fluff and Fold" project is a multifaceted service learning experience that will provide your grades 3-5 students with a vehicle that embodies Cesar Chavez' values, addresses homelessness issues, and facilitates gaining life skills all ...


Making Change: Promoting Character Education Through Philanthropic Service-Learning Projects, Kathia Monard-Weissman Jan 2003

Making Change: Promoting Character Education Through Philanthropic Service-Learning Projects, Kathia Monard-Weissman

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The New York State Department of Education in its efforts to foster moral principles in students is sponsoring programs that integrate a component of character education in the course of instruction in grades kindergarten through twelve. Creating and sustaining a meaningful approach to character education requires partnerships between school personnel, students and the broader community. The NYS Department of Education recognizes that programs that integrate community-based activities in the school curricula can help nurture important values such as honesty, tolerance to diversity, respect towards others, fairness, caring, and trustworthiness. These values will likely enhance the students' interactions with the community ...


Got Math? Implementation Guide, Margo Shea, Christopher Nye Jul 2002

Got Math? Implementation Guide, Margo Shea, Christopher Nye

Curriculum

For many kids math is like spinach--something to be avoided if possible. This may well be because they see learning math as a rather abstract process, cut off from the real world. For many teachers, with large classes and pressure to prepare for standardized tests, opportunities to individualize math instruction and to experiment with creative group activities that bring math alive remain out of reach. As a result of these and other factors, across the nation our children's math achievement levels remain pretty disappointing.

Got Math?, an out-of-school-time mentoring program for third through fifth graders, is one model that ...


The New Student Politics Curriculum Guide, Keith Morton, Sandra Enos, Sarah E. Long Jan 2002

The New Student Politics Curriculum Guide, Keith Morton, Sandra Enos, Sarah E. Long

Curriculum

The New Student Politics: The Wingspread Statement on Student Civic Engagement (2002) can be assigned as a text in a political science service-learning course that has as an explicit course objective the exploration of contemporary conceptions of citizenship, or a sociology service-learning course that focuses on community building and social transformation. Additionally, the text can be incorporated in service-learning courses across the disciplines with the aid of The New Student Politics Curriculum Guide. The Curriculum Guide is designed to provide a structure for engaging students in reflection on their community service experiences in a way that allows for the exploration ...


Learning With A Purpose: Academic Service-Learning Curriculum, Dale Rice, Kathy Hurst, Joanne Caniglia Aug 2001

Learning With A Purpose: Academic Service-Learning Curriculum, Dale Rice, Kathy Hurst, Joanne Caniglia

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The Dwight D. Eisenhower Professional Development Program is authorized under Title II of P. L. 103-382. It provides institutions of higher education the opportunity to partner with K-12 teachers and administrators to assist with professional development through sustained, high-quality professional development activities in mathematics, science, reading, and other areas of the core academic curriculum.

The Dwight D. Eisenhower Professional Development project shared here was undertaken by Eastern Michigan University and Romulus Community Schools to provide Romulus teachers professional development to integrate the teaching methodology of academic service-learning into their mathematics and science curriculum. The goal was to increase academic achievement ...


Cesar Chavez: Educating The Heart, Orange County Cesar Chavez Day Initiative Jan 2001

Cesar Chavez: Educating The Heart, Orange County Cesar Chavez Day Initiative

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Cesar Chavez was one of the most significant and influential civil rights leaders of our time. Chavez devoted himself to social justice and improving the lives of the impoverished and oppressed. His name, like the name of Martin Luther King, Jr., speaks of character and commitment. This project is in honor of the life and work of Cesar E. Chavez.

The Cesar Chavez project is a multi-faceted service learning experience that will provide your 4lh graders with a unique, hands-on perspective of California History. Whether used to celebrate Cesar Chavez Day (March 31st) with your class or simply as a ...


Stone Soup Community Development: Sustainability And Americorp*Vista Projects, Amy Bonn Jun 2000

Stone Soup Community Development: Sustainability And Americorp*Vista Projects, Amy Bonn

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The Stone Soup Sustainability research project is an evaluation of how AmeriCorps*VISTA (VISTA) projects address continuity and viability. The research examines what elements are important to a project's sustainability and what resources are needed to improve efforts for stakeholders (Corporation for National Service staff, VISTA supervisors, VISTA Leaders and members). Using Participatory Action Research (PAR) methodology, stakeholders were interviewed and asked how they defined a successful project, what strategies they used to develop such a project and what tools would be useful to them. From these findings, the Stone Soup Sustainability series was developed. The series includes a ...


Read And Lead: Fostering Literacy Through Cross-Age Tutoring (Facilitator's Manual To Implement A National Literacy Corps), Institute For Global Education And Service Learning Jan 2000

Read And Lead: Fostering Literacy Through Cross-Age Tutoring (Facilitator's Manual To Implement A National Literacy Corps), Institute For Global Education And Service Learning

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Congratulations on choosing the Read & Lead Facilitator's Guide for your cross-age tutoring program! This guide is designed to help you facilitate a National Literacy Corps in your own school, after school program, organization, or community. The National Literacy Corps began in Philadelphia high schools in 1991. Since that time the National Literacy Corps model has been implemented in schools across the country and in England. The National Literacy Corps was recognized as an exemplary model at the President's Summit on America's Future in April 1997. Since 2000, the model has been modified for successful implementation in middle ...


Kids Initiative Neighborhood Development Facilitator's Manual: Curriculum To Implement Service-Learning, Institute For Global Education & Service Learning Jan 2000

Kids Initiative Neighborhood Development Facilitator's Manual: Curriculum To Implement Service-Learning, Institute For Global Education & Service Learning

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The Institute for Global Education and Service Learning is a non-profit teacher training organization that creates service-learning programs and initiates activity-based education in collaboration with schools and organizations across the country and around the world.


Community Service Learning Packet, Martin Kimeldorf Jan 2000

Community Service Learning Packet, Martin Kimeldorf

Curriculum

This learning packet contains a set of exercises designed to stimulate the student's thinking about their community and the value of community service. It begins with a personal definition of the word "community." From this definition, the student then gathers information about the school community. Hopefully, by attending school club meetings students will increase their sense of belonging and learn about options for volunteering at their campus. The notion that young people are selfish and hedonistic is examined in a section about stereotypes and biased news reporting. To break up the "worksheet" sequence two movie assignment guides are provided ...