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For Our Teachers...

Many teachers are finding that incorporating service learning in their curriculum brings a level of rigor and relevance that students enjoy. As you explore the links provided and design your own learning experience, keep in mind a few questions:

  • What is my intended purpose for including a service learning experience?
  • What considerations do I need to include in my planning (monetary, time commitment, permissions, etc)?
  • How does this experience connect to my curriculum standards?
  • Is this experience a worthy and relevant task for the investment of time and effort?

SPECIAL NOTE: All students should be able to participate in a service learning experience. Teachers should include each student’s needs in their planning. Modifications to the projects based on student need, ability, and educational plan are encouraged and expected.

Special Link for teachers:  The following link is for VolunteerMatch.org. This service offers you a great place to start to find organizations in our area that need help. While it focuses on volunteering, it may give you some ideas about how you can make an impact in the community in areas you had not thought of before. volunteermatch.org

 

ELEMENTARY TEACHERS

Considerations
Please see the main Teacher page for a list of things you might want to consider prior to implementing a service project for your class.

Project Ideas
Students can learn more deeply from hands-on experiences, so consider your curriculum standards and identify those areas where your students could benefit from a rich experience. 

  • Community Garden
  • Butterfly garden
  • Natural habitat
  • Conservation projects: Energy, Natural Resources, etc
  • Sustainability projects: Recycling, Ecology, etc.
  • Literacy: Make books, cards, letters, etc. for someone else. Partner with a school across the world.
  • Tutor younger children in the school
  • Advocacy projects: Collecting school supplies, warm clothes, food, etc.

Feel free to share your class project on this site once your students have completed it. Simply fill out the form below to share your information.

 

MIDDLE SCHOOL TEACHERS

Considerations
Please see the main Teacher page for a list of things you might want to consider prior to implementing a service project for your class.

Project Ideas
Feel free to share your class project on this site once your students have completed it. Simply fill out the form below to share your information.

 

HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS

Considerations
Many of your students will be completing a service learning project for Graduation Project, IB, or other extra-curricular activity. If you plan to incorporate one into your course, make sure you consider how it will affect your students’ time. Incorporating project ideas into your curriculum can enhance and deepen your students’ understanding of the content you teach.

Project Ideas
Feel free to share your class project on this site once your students have completed it. Simply fill out the form below to share your information.