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  • Service-Learning

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    Service-learning connects meaningful community service experiences with academic learning. This teaching/learning method promotes personal and social growth, career development, and civic responsibility and can be a powerful vehicle for effective school reform at all grade levels.

    Service learning connects meaningful community service experiences with academic learning. This teaching/learning method promotes personal and social growth, career development, and civic responsibility and can be a powerful vehicle for effective school reform at all grade levels.

    Learning Objectives

    The learner will define service learning and explain how it impacts the graduation rate.

    The learner will explain the importance of student choice and voice as part of service-learning.

    The learner will describe the essential components of a successful and motivating service-learning program.

    The learner will explore at least 1 model service-learning program and explain how it benefits students.

    The learner will design a service-learning program for a local school based on a community need.

    The learner will determine a variety of measures that can be utilized in analyzing the impact of a service-learning project.

    Instructed By: Dr. Sandy Addis

    Est. Time: 02:45 hrs

    Introduction: Play Video



  • Systemic Approach

    Contains 3 Product(s)

    An “all systems on board” approach provides alignment and change required for a school and community to work together in making sure all students graduate. A systemic approach is an ongoing process focused on continuous improvement across all grade levels and among all stakeholders through a shared and widely communicated vision and focus, tightly focused goals and objectives, targeted research-based strategies and intervention, ongoing monitoring and feedback, and data-based decision making. It also requires the alignment of school policies, procedures, practices, and organizational structures. Finally, continuous monitoring of a systemic approach’s effectiveness is essential to maintaining consistency and for building capacity through change over time.

    An “all systems on board” approach provides alignment and change required for a school and community to work together in making sure all students graduate. A systemic approach is an ongoing process focused on continuous improvement across all grade levels and among all stakeholders through a shared and widely communicated vision and focus, tightly focused goals and objectives, targeted research-based strategies and intervention, ongoing monitoring and feedback, and data-based decision making. It also requires the alignment of school policies, procedures, practices, and organizational structures. Finally, continuous monitoring of a systemic approach’s effectiveness is essential to maintaining consistency and for building capacity through change over time.

    Learning Objectives

    The learner will explain how utilizing a systemic approach translates into increased graduation rates.

    The learner will explore at least on example of a systemic approach to graduation by a school district and cite its impact on the graduation rate.

    The learner will create a graphic representation that illustrates a systemic approach to graduation.

    The learner will identify key stakeholders and suggest steps to bringing them into a well-structured team in attacking the graduation rate.

    The learner will design a plan to implement at the local level in increasing the strength of their district’s systemic approach to graduation.

    Instructed By: Dr. Sandy Addis

    Est. Time: 03:00 hrs

    Introduction: Play Video