A Guide to Planning, Implementing, and Assessing Student Projects
- Sally Berman - Educational Consultant, Texas
Leadership & Management | Learning Styles | Study Skills
'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.
"This book is full of practical tips for the classroom teacher, including strategies for assessing student learning. In my work with teachers, they often ask for a checklist for planning service-learning projects. This book offers tips on some of the most critical aspects of project planning. Particularly useful are the sections in each chapter titled Assessing Risks and Tapping Into Multiple Intelligences."
"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."
"Berman's book on service learning is an excellent how-to manual for creating structured, well-managed service learning projects for elementary through college-level students. The introduction and first chapter describe the principles of service learning while the remaining chapters present nine service learning projects that teachers can implement as is or adapt as needed. A must-have resource."