|K-12 Service-Learning Standards|
K-12 Service Learning Standards
In 2008, the service-learning field released evidence-based standards and accompanying indicators that K-12 practitioners can use to ensure high-quality service-learning practice.
For decades, those involved in service-learning have known that quality matters if service-learning is to live up to its promise of helping young people grow in academics and civic engagement. Now educators have a set of standards and indicators to guide them in improving their practices.
The K-12 Service-Learning Standards come to life in our website Lift: Raising the Bar for Service-Learning Practice. The website uses extensive videos and downloadable resources to follow three schools through their own service-learning projects and how the K-12 Service-Learning Standards are important to their success. The Lift features stories and interviews on location with school administrators, teachers, and students talking about the challenges and rewards of their projects. The Lift is free to access, and serves as an excellent base for professional development events.
K-12 Service-Learning Standards for Quality Practice