Service Learning at Seattle Public Schools
a teaching and learning strategy (pedagogy), adhering to the K-12 High Quality Service Learning Practice Standards and Indicators, which connects learning (classroom and community) to real world issues and meeting community needs.
projects which meet academic standards, civic, character, or leadership learning goals through hands on, relevant, and relational service, in collaboration with the community, build the capacity for empowered youth to be active and engaged citizens and the change they want to see and can be! Ready for College, Career, and Life!
SPS and Partners in Service Learning
Service Learning Seattle (SLS) is a partnership betweenSeattle Public Schools, higher education, local government, businesses,community based organizations, teachers and empowered youth to supportthe long-term sustainability of high quality service learningopportunities for youth in Seattle and regionally. We seek tocollaborate to develop, implement, and evaluate service learningprojects and practice.
To connect key stakeholders in community based organizations and schools to facilitate high quality service learning opportunities that meet real community needs. Promoting and supporting a common definition of servicelearning, advocating its integration into K-12 teaching strategies andcurriculum, and implementing common assessments and data collection forreporting school and community impacts.
Support and Resources
To support high quality service-learning practices through resources, tools, education and training to community organizations, educators, parents, students and other interested parties. Obtain resources to support high qualityservice learning implementation through grants, partnerships, anddevelopment.
Steering Committee of community organizations, school district staff, teachers and youth. Meetsmonthly, and leads work teams (training & technical assistance,partnerships, advocacy). Membership is open to committed stakeholders.
Partners: all interested parties that attend activities and training, and/or participate on work teams.