At Learning ZoneXpress, we are also advocates of community service and service learning as a teaching tools to support students as they work to bring classroom lessons to the real world. What better way than getting kids to practice what they learn in the community. It allows them to deepen their understanding of the curriculum and help the community. And often, they get a chance to learn lessons that are hard to learn in the classroom such as interpersonal communication, compassion and perspective.
LZX has a Community Service Curriculum Kit that includes a collection of 50 Web-Based Service Learning Lesson Plans, Community Service Learning Video (watch excerpt below) and 50 creative worksheets and exercises that can be self-directed by the student.
Are you planning to attend the 24th Annual National Service Learning Conference in Denver March 13-15, 2013? We are looking into it. In the meantime we are hoping to learn more about the Generator School Network site. It is a free online community designed to connect people who are passionate about engaging young people as leaders. Here are the benefits of the network, as described on the website…
- Free professional development opportunities such as monthly webinars, access to recorded webinars, and over 1,200 free resources.
- Access to hundreds of service-learning projects posted by other professionals from the field.
- Meeting space to convene peers from anywhere in the world by creating a group online.
- Access to more than 200 active conversations on topics that will inspire your creativity.
If you’re involved in service-learning or even just curious about it, it seems like a great place to learn more.