Teaching and Learning
Service-Learning is a teaching method that combines meaningful service to the community with standards-based learning. Service-Learning challenges students, as part of their curriculum, to identify, research, propose and implement solutions to real needs in their school or community and by which students improve academic learning and develop personal and career skills.
In school-based service-learning projects, students apply standards-based curricula and classroom learning through hands-on service projects they help design. In such projects, students practice skills and behaviors they learn via service and extended classroom learning.
On April 15th, 2011, as part of the federal budget resolution process, K-12 Learn & Serve funding was eliminated from the Corporation for National and Community Service.
There are no funds to support new Service Learning grant awards or competition at this time.
Project Participant Materials
Project Descriptions for the 2009-2012 grant cycle will be posted after the new grantee awards are announced in December, 2009.
In school-based service-learning projects, students apply standards-based curricula and classroom learning through hands-on service projects they help design.
Years of practice and research have resulted in Service-Learning Standards for Quality Practice. ODE supports the implementation of these elements in proposed programs and includes these characteristics in professional development activities.
Oregon K-12 Learn and Serve has begun innovative professional development practices for teachers and administrators interested in Service-Learning as a positive and active instructional strategy across all grade levels and content areas.
It is a policy of the State Board of Education and a priority of the Oregon Department of Education that there will be no discrimination or harassment on the grounds of race, color, sex, marital status, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, or disability in any educational programs, activities or employment. Persons having questions about equal opportunity and nondiscrimination should contact the Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction at the Oregon Department of Education, 255 Capitol Street NE, Salem, Oregon 97310; phone 503-947-5740; or fax 503-378-4772.
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