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Professional Development Opportunities & Resources

Maryland Service-Learning Fellows collected supplies for the House of Ruth, a domestic violence shelter for women and children.
Maryland Service-Learning Fellows collected supplies for the House of Ruth,
a domestic violence shelter for women and children.


Ongoing MSDE Service-Learning Professional Development Opportunities

A Quick Course In Quality Service-Learning


The Maryland Student Service-Learning Fellows Program

FREE - Online Maryland Semester of Service: Service-Learning 101 (45 minute long course)



Quality Standards

National Level Resources


K-12 Service-Learning Standards for Quality Practicepdf icon
Can Service-Learning Help Reduce the Achievement Gap?pdf icon
The Generatorpdf icon
Lessons from Research on Teaching and Learning: Service-Learning as Effective Instructionpdf icon
Unpacking What Works in Service-Learning: Promising Research-Based Practices to Improve
Student Outcomes
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State Level Resources


Maryland’s 7 Best Practices – Aligned!ppt icon PowerPoint
Maryland’s 7 Best Practices doc icon – Aligned!doc icon Text
National K-12 Service-Learning Standards for Quality of Practice compared to Maryand’s 7 Best Practices of Service-Learning


Service-Learning 101


National Level Resources

"Bringing Learning to Life" - Video

 


State Level Resources

Service-Learning Brochure
Service-Learning 101 pdf iconPowerPoint
MSDE Service-Learning Guidelines Summarypdf icon
Preparation, Action, Reflection
Training Toolbox: A Guide to Service-Learning Training (Part I)pdf icon
Training Toolbox: Appendix (Part II)pdf icon

For Principals


                                                         State Level Resources

Maryland Service-Learning: Quick Overview


School Improvement through Service-Learningpdf icon
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A converted power point detailing how service-learning supports school improvement goals.

Demonstrating the Impact of Service-Learningpdf icon
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A brief power point detailing how to report the impact of service-learning in your school.

Service-Learning Professional Development Institute 2005 Plenary Power Point –  This power point introduces and highlights key information in the MSDE Service-Learning Guidelines. Click herefor the power point version.

Middle School Service-Learning Instructional Framework –  This contains several helpful documents aimed at implementing effective service-learning in the middle school. It also includes a variety of projects and ideas to get you and your students started.

Maryland’s 7 Best Practices Evaluation Tool

How effective is your service-learning project? How can you improve your project for next time?

Next Steps: A School District's Guide to the Essential Elements of Service-Learning
Next Steps was originally developed by school district administrators to help them evaluate and improve service-learning using a consistent set of standards. Maryland educators used and improved this tool for over two years, and a national work group revised it for national use.


Character Education and Service-Learning


State Level Resources


Making Connections: Character Education and Service-Learningpdf icon
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A Recipe for Positive Change: Essential Ingredients= Character and Service-Learningpdf icon
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Local School System Resources


Civic Connectionspdf icon– Howard County worked in collaboration with The Constitutional Rights Foundation and Maryland Student Service Alliance to develop and present Project Civic Connections. Click hereppt iconfor the PowerPoint version.

Group of people from Howard County - Civic Connections