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Service learning : / a guide to planning, implementing, and assessing student projects

By: Berman, Sally.
Publisher: Corwin Press, 2006Edition: Second edition.Description: xxviii, 202 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm.ISBN: 9781632205704.DDC classification: 361.3 Summary: From the Publisher: ′There is no better way to improve student attitudes and outcomes than to blend both meaningful community and global service with improved academic achievement. Sally Berman invites her readers to do just that′ - Bob Koehs, Service Learning Coordinator, Marquette-Alger Regional Educational Service Agency ′This book is full of practical tips for the classroom teacher, including strategies for assessing student learning′ - Jeanine Yard, Learn and Serve Program Officer, Michigan Community Service Commission Service Learning: A Guide to Planning, Implementing, and Assessing Student Projects presents an instructional strategy that invites students to learn content information, processes, and skills while performing and reflecting on authentic community service. The book features nine service-learning projects and includes step-by-step instructions for selecting a project′s focus, managing its various phases, and assessing student performance and learning. The projects range in complexity from basic to advanced, and are adaptable to different grade levels and content areas. New to the second edition are: o References to current research about the benefits of service learning o Examples of successful projects o Teacher and student voices from the field o Strategies for overcoming potential challenges o Tips for tapping into multiple intelligences when implementing projects Each chapter emphasizes giving students a voice in all aspects of a service-learning project, aligning service and curricular goals, and incorporating reflection to facilitate permanent learning. In this one resource, teachers will find all of the elements needed to successfully complete service-learning projects with their students.
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From the Publisher:
′There is no better way to improve student attitudes and outcomes than to blend both meaningful community and global service with improved academic achievement. Sally Berman invites her readers to do just that′ - Bob Koehs, Service Learning Coordinator, Marquette-Alger Regional Educational Service Agency

′This book is full of practical tips for the classroom teacher, including strategies for assessing student learning′ - Jeanine Yard, Learn and Serve Program Officer, Michigan Community Service Commission

Service Learning: A Guide to Planning, Implementing, and Assessing Student Projects presents an instructional strategy that invites students to learn content information, processes, and skills while performing and reflecting on authentic community service. The book features nine service-learning projects and includes step-by-step instructions for selecting a project′s focus, managing its various phases, and assessing student performance and learning. The projects range in complexity from basic to advanced, and are adaptable to different grade levels and content areas.

New to the second edition are:

o References to current research about the benefits of service learning

o Examples of successful projects

o Teacher and student voices from the field

o Strategies for overcoming potential challenges

o Tips for tapping into multiple intelligences when implementing projects

Each chapter emphasizes giving students a voice in all aspects of a service-learning project, aligning service and curricular goals, and incorporating reflection to facilitate permanent learning. In this one resource, teachers will find all of the elements needed to successfully complete service-learning projects with their students.

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