|Lift: Raising the Bar for Service-Learning Practice|
Lift: Raising the Bar for Service-Learning Practice
The K-12 Service-Learning Standards for Quality Practice come to life in extensive videos and downloadable resources that follow three schools through their own service-learning experiences, illustrating how the Standards are integrated and essential to the implementation of a service-learning curriculum.
LIFT Introduction Video
The features stories and interviews on location with school administrators, teachers, and students talking about the challenges and rewards of their projects. The is free to access and serves as an excellent base for professional development events.
Students learn from each other and those different from themselves.
Students learn about themselves and others.
Students elaborate on their cultural uniqueness.
Students address stereotypes.
Students become the experts and can share knowledge with others.
Link to Curriculum
Service-learning intentionally connects to learning goals.
Reflecting on efforts and activities is integral to service-learning.
Students gain confidence in their abilities and build trust with each other.
Service-learning incorporates multiple challenging reflection activities that are ongoing and that prompt deep thinking and analysis about oneself and one’s relationship to society.
Duration & Intensity
An administrator's perspective on student outcomes.
Creating a safe space takes time & intention.
Students tackle issues that are important to them.
Service-learning actively engages participants in meaningful and personally relevant service activities.
Students make meaningful connections to community.
Students learn to meet the community need.
Service-learning partnerships are collaborative, mutually beneficial, and address community needs.
Partnerships are mutually beneficial.
Students learn from community experts.
Connecting with funding partners is an important part of the service-learning process.
Community experts help with understanding and action.
Service-learning engages participants in an ongoing process to assess the quality of implementation and progress toward meeting specified goals, and uses results for improvement and sustainability.
Results increase over time.