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Service-Learning 101

National Level Resources


"Bringing Learning to Life" - Learn and Serve America's video promoting service-learning is available through their National Service-Learning Clearinghouse.


State Level Resources


Service-Learning Brochure A brief overview of service-learning basics.

Service-Learning 101A detailed power point intended to introduce the audience to service-learning - great for trainings and professional development.


MSDE Service-Learning Guidelines A brief description of the guidelines that service-learning projects in Maryland are subject to.


Service-Learning Professional Development Institute 2005 Plenary Power Point This power point introduces and highlights key information in the MSDE Service-Learning Guidelines. Click here for the power point version.

Preparation, Action, Reflection A brief overview of the cornerstone of implementing effective, meaningful service-learning projects.


Middle School Service-Learning Instructional Framework This contains several helpful documents aimed at implementing effective service-learning in the middle school. It also includes a variety of projects and ideas to get you and your students started.


Training Toolbox: A Guide to Service-Learning Training (Part I) This contains the training guides for service-learning professional development with differentiation for time sensitive workshops.


Training Toolbox: Appendix (Part II) This contains a variety of instructional materials, worksheets, and activities meant for classroom and professional development use! Excellent materials for preparing students for service-learning, including “The Baby Story, “The World in Pretzels”, and “Hunger Awareness Quiz”.



 Local School System Resources

Contact Information
Julie Ayers, Service-Learning Specialist
Maryland State Department of Education
200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone:   410-767-0358
Fax:  410-333-8010
Email:  jayers@msde.state.md.us
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