The Complete Guide to Service Learning: Proven, Practical Ways to Engage Students in Civic Responsibility, Academic Curriculum, & Social Action (Free Spirit Professional®) (Paperback)

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The Complete Guide to Service Learning: Proven, Practical Ways to Engage Students in Civic Responsibility, Academic Curriculum, & Social Action (Free Spirit Professional®) (Paperback)

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The Complete Guide to Service Learning is the go-to resource in the fast-growing field of service learning. It is an award-winning treasury of service activities, community service project ideas, quotes, reflections, and resources that can help teachers and youth workers engage young hearts and minds in reaching out and giving back. Author and internationally known service learning expert Cathryn Berger Kaye presents service learning—its importance, steps, essential elements, and challenges—within a curricular context and organized by theme. This second edition maintains the easy-to-use format of the original and is enhanced with updated information on service learning programs and pedagogy.

Benefits include:

  • A blueprint for service learning, from getting started to assessing the experience
  • Integration of K–12 service learning standards
  • Inspiring quotations, background information and resources, preparation activities, real-life examples, and community service project ideas that have worked for other teachers
  • 13 thematic chapters covering topics commonly selected for service learning projects such as animal protection and care, elders, emergency readiness, the environment, hunger and homelessness, literacy, special needs, and more
  • Hundreds of real-life field-tested service learning projects
  • Ideas for fortifying service learning programs by incorporating global literacy and creating a culture of service

The online digital content has over 200 pages of forms and bonus materials and includes:

  • All of the planning and tracking forms from the book, many customizable 
  • 39 sample planning templates for all service learning themes at each grade level
  • 10 original essays written by experts in the field
  • 22 author interviews, including interviews with authors Laurie David, Cynthia Lord, Jordan Sonnenblick, Kathe Koja, Danica Novgorodoff, Janet Tashjian, Deborah Ellis, Sonia Levitin, Ellen Senisi, and more!
  • More than 300 additional “Bookshelf” recommendations that describe books that offer teachable moments about community service, responsibility, caring, and helping, as well as ways to encourage discussion and combine literature and service learning.

Drawing on her years as a classroom teacher and international service learning consultant, trainer, speaker, and program developer, Cathryn Berger Kaye tells you everything you want and need to know about service learning. Recommended for K–12 teachers and administrators, college and university faculty, youth group leaders, government agencies and nonprofits, and after-school programs.

Teachers, parents, and group leaders: Use this valuable resource in a classroom or youth-serving organization, after-school program, or as a family.

Cathryn Berger Kaye, M.A., is an international service learning and education consultant and a former classroom teacher.

She presents at conferences around the world and works with state departments of education, university faculty and students, school districts, and classroom teachers on a variety of education issues such as service learning, civic responsibility, student leadership, and respectful school communities.

Cathryn lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Barry, and frequently visits her daughters, Ariel and Devora.

Product Details ISBN: 9781575423456
ISBN-10: 1575423456
Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing
Publication Date: March 18th, 2010
Pages: 288
Language: English
Series: Free Spirit Professional®
"The Complete Guide to Service Learning has been my go-to resource for sharing ideas with our partner organizations and with anyone who says, “Tell me about service learning.” Rich in information, ideas, and practical suggestions, this guide inspires and reminds me how important our youth are and what valuable contributors they can be. Cathryn’s book brings learning and service to life."
— Elaine Leibsohn, America’s Promise Alliance

"The Complete Guide to Service Learning has been my go-to resource for sharing ideas with our partner organizations and with anyone who says, “Tell me about service learning.” Rich in information, ideas, and practical suggestions, this guide inspires and reminds me how important our youth are and what valuable contributors they can be. Cathryn’s book brings learning and service to life."
— Elaine Leibsohn, America’s Promise Alliance

"The Complete Guide to Service Learning has been my go-to resource for sharing ideas with our partner organizations and with anyone who says, “Tell me about service learning.” Rich in information, ideas, and practical suggestions, this guide inspires and reminds me how important our youth are and what valuable contributors they can be. Cathryn’s book brings learning and service to life."
— Elaine Leibsohn, America’s Promise Alliance

"The Complete Guide to Service Learning has been my go-to resource for sharing ideas with our partner organizations and with anyone who says, “Tell me about service learning.” Rich in information, ideas, and practical suggestions, this guide inspires and reminds me how important our youth are and what valuable contributors they can be. Cathryn’s book brings learning and service to life."
— Elaine Leibsohn, America’s Promise Alliance