Service-Learning Orientation

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Service-Learning Orientation
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Community Based Organizations
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Welcome
This orientation is a training for Community
Based Organizations(CBO) in the area of
service-learning. It will explain the general
expectations of a CBO as well as strengthen the
relationship between a CBO and their respective
campus.
Introduction
Welcome
Section 1:
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What is a Community Based
Organization( CBO )
What is Missouri Campus
Compact( MoCC )
MoCC Role
MoCC relationship with your
campus
Introduction
Section 2:
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What is service-learning
Definition of Terms
Goals of Terms
Benefits of service-learning for…
• Students
• University
• CBO
Welcome
Section 3:
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Going Deep with service-learning
Diversity
The Focus
Expectations
Section 4:
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Preparation
Examples of formal agreements
Importance of communication with
faculty and student
*Note: At the end of each section there will be a brief
quiz.
Introduction
Section 1
Key Players
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What is a Community Based Organization
( CBO)?
You! A non-profit,
government, or
health related
organization that
operates within a
single local
community for the
greater common
good.
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Examples:
American Red Cross
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Boys Scouts of America
Children’s Haven
Humane Society
Lafayette House
Muscular Dystrophy Association
United Way
What is Missouri Campus Compact
( MoCC )?
MoCC is a membership organization of university
and college presidents established to strengthen
service-learning and civic engagement
partnerships between Missouri’s post-secondary
institutions and the communities they serve.
For a complete list of member
institutions, please visit
www.missouricompact.
missouristate.edu
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MoCC Relationship with your Campus
Information sharing
throughout state,
regional and national
networks.
Training to faculty, staff,
administrators, and
students.
Grants and funding for
engaged service work.
Research on effective
practices.
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Resources, including print
and online books,
journals and more.
Campus consultation to
meet specific needs.
Partnerships with
academic and
community
leaders.
Holding state and
regional
conferences
MoCC’s Role
Our Vision:
Campus Compact envisions colleges and universities as
vital agents and architects of a diverse democracy,
committed to educating students for responsible
citizenship in ways that both deepen their education
and improve the quality of community life. We
challenge all of higher education to make
civic and community engagement an
institutional priority.
Section 1
Section 1
Review
Quiz information:
This brief quiz will be multiple choice with
the choice(s) slowly disappearing one
after the other, leaving the correct choice
on the screen. Please wait for the correct
answer before advancing to the next slide.
Good Luck!
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What does “MoCC” stand for?
Missouri Organizational
Campus Community
Missouri Compact
Committee
Mississippi Campus
Compact
Missouri Campus Compact
Which one of the following is NOT an example
of a Community Based Organization?
Boys & Girls Club®
Wal-Mart®
Ronald McDonald
House®
Habitat for
Humanity®
True of False
MoCC’s vision is to challenge Missouri
higher education to make civic and
community engagement a institutional
priority.
True
False
Great job!
Missouri Campus Compact fosters relationships
and partnerships between Campuses and their
Communities.
On to Section 2!
Section 2
Service-Learning
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What is Service-Learning?
Service-Learning is a type of experiential
education that combines and pursues both
academic achievement and community service in
a seamless weave, requiring the use of effective
reflection exercises. The goal of servicelearning is to develop students’ knowledge,
skills, and sensitivities necessary for effective
citizenship in a Democracy.
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In other words….
Service-Learning combines academics and
community service for the means of educating
students to become more engaged and
active citizens.
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A Visual
Community
Need/Issue
Educational
Goal
Section 2
Reflection
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ServiceLearning
Definitions
Service-Learning should not be confused with…
Community Service:
Volunteerism:
Internship:
Volunteerism that
occurs in the
community and/or
actions taken to
meet the needs of
others and better the
community as a
whole.
The performance of
formal service to
benefit others or
one's community
without receiving
any external
rewards.
An official or formal
program to provide
practical experience
for beginners in an
occupation or
profession.
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Goals of each…
Community Service:
Volunteerism:
Internship:
To meet the needs of
others and to better
a community.
To fulfill an altruistic
need inside oneself
by selflessly helping
others.
To build skills and
experience in a
certain profession.
Service-Learning:
(Though it may have aspects of the others)
To educate citizens and to encourage civic
awareness, efficacy, and engagement.
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The Benefits
To the students…
• Hands on use of skills and knowledge that increases relevance of
academic skills in the real world.
• Interaction with people of diverse cultures and lifestyles.
• Increased self efficacy, analytical skills, and social development.
• Valuable and competitive career guidance and experience.
• Opportunities for meaningful involvement in their local community.
• Increased awareness of civic responsibility.
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The Benefits
To the campus…
• Fosters motivated teaching due to greater student interaction with
subject matter.
• Fosters development of relationships between organizations and
faculty.
• Gives campus the opportunity to be more apart of the community
instead of an isolated entity.
• Provides great public relations and enhances the campus’s public
image.
• Provides opportunities to extend campus’s knowledge and
resources.
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The Benefits
To the CBO…
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Access to respective campus resources.
Awareness-building of community issues, agencies and constituents.
Opportunities for contributing to the educational process
Positive relationship and networking opportunities with the campus.
Solutions to pressing community needs.
Increased exposure in your community.
Section 2
Section 2
Review
Quiz information:
This brief quiz will be multiple choice with
the choice(s) slowly disappearing one
after the other, leaving the correct choice
on the screen. Please wait for the correct
answer before advancing to the next slide.
Good Luck!
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Which one of these words can be used as a
synonym for service-learning?
Internship
Community Service
Volunteerism
None of these
True or False?
The point of Service-Learning is to get students
caring about the issues around them, fully
understand those issues with an educated mindset,
and then take on those issues.
True
False
Along with educating students for
meaningful involvement in the
community, civic awareness, efficacy,
and engagement are key goals in
service-learning.
As a CBO, which is a benefit of
service-learning?
Networking opportunities
with the campus
Access to respective
campus resources
Being apart of the
educational process of
students
All of these
X
There are 3 parts to service-learning: A
community issue or need, an educational
goal and this.
A set amount of committed
service hours
Reflection and Assessment
A course/class structure
None of these. There are
only 2 parts to servicelearning
Great Job!
Reflection is what brings everything in
service-learning together. Reflection should
answer,” What was the point to this
project?” and “ Why should I care?”
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Section 3
A Partnership:
A Focus
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Going Deep with Service-Learning
Asset-Based Partnership:
Seek service-learning volunteers and projects that build the capacities
within your organization. Avoid having all your service-learning efforts
going to your organization’s normal volunteer opportunities.
Simply,
Look at it as a partnership, rather than a way to get more volunteer help.
Utilize the resources servicelearning gives you access to in
order to better your
organization.
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Identify concrete
benefits to your
organization.
Example
Asset-Based
Mandy is in the Computer Information
Systems program at her university and is
looking to do service in the community for
her Database Management course.
Through service-learning, she volunteers at
a local non-profit organization that
specializes in after-school programming.
While there, she transfers all the paper
information of child data to a computer
database that she developed for the
organization. With this database, they can
now more easily locate and input child
information when needed.
*Mandy’s volunteering occurs during the
day when no children are present.
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Diversity
Education is more than the knowledge students gain in the classroom.
Service-learning provides students with the opportunity to learn
more about their community as they serve. It exposes students to
unfamiliar situations, settings, and cultural environments
that they previously may not have been exposed to thus
developing the social sensitivities necessary for effective citizenship.
By participating in service, students are achieving the broader
educational goals higher education institutions have that aim at a
well-rounded education.
Section 3
Example
Diversity
Dirk is part of the Honors Program at
a university that encourages servicelearning for the means of instilling
leadership.
At the start of the semester, Dirk will
begin his service at a local non-profit
organization that does after-school
programming. While there, he assists
in various activities in the areas of;
arts and crafts, swimming, the teen
center, the learning center and simple
office work.
*The service Dirk does is the same
service non-student volunteers are put
to work doing at the organization.
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Focus
A point to remember….
Service-Learning pursues an educational goal that is established by the
course or program. So, the service MUST reflect that educational
goal.
In other words, a service-learner
should not be doing a service
that is unrelated to the learning
goals established for the course
or program.
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Is the service relevant to the students’ learning
goals? Yes.
Diversity
Dirk is part of the Honors Program at a
university that encourages servicelearning for the means of instilling
leadership.
At the start of the semester, Dirk will
begin his service at a local non-profit
organization that does after-school
programming. While there, he assists
in various activities in the areas of;
arts and crafts, swimming, the teen
center, the learning center and simple
office work.
*The service Dirk does is the same
service non-student volunteers are put
to work doing at the organization.
Section 3
Asset-Based
Mandy is in the Computer Information
Systems program at her university and
is looking to do service in the
community for her Database
Management course. Through servicelearning, she volunteers at a local nonprofit organization that specializes in
after-school programming. While
there, she transfers all the paper
information of child data to a
computer database that she developed
for the organization. With this
database, they can now more easily
locate and input child information
when needed.
*Mandy’s volunteering occurs during
the day when no children are present.
The Expectation
• To ensure the progress towards the predetermined educational goal.
Co-Educator?
By partnering with the university and the faculty, you are taking part in
the educational development of their students. And in terms of
diversity, you are exposing them to aspects of society/community
about which you may have great knowledge and experience.
Section 3
Section 3
Review
Quiz information:
This brief quiz will be multiple choice with
the choice(s) slowly disappearing one
after the other, leaving the correct choice
on the screen. Please wait for the correct
answer before advancing to the next slide.
Good Luck!
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Which example of service-learning is
Asset-Based?
Professor Jaros Course
Professor Jaros is a theater professor that
teaches a course on Costume History.
The course focuses on identifying
period clothing and learning their
purpose and significance during those
periods of time.
The students enrolled in her course serve
at their local museum that has a
basement of donated clothing from
several decades in American history.
Their job, to identify the decade,
lightly restore, and categorize the
clothing for the museum; who would
have had to pay an expert to do
otherwise.
*Their project is now an exhibit at the
Museum.
A
Hung-Chi
Hung-Chi is doing service-learning as part
of his International English Program, a
program that aims at improving
international students English skills.
Another aspect of the program is to
introduce international students to the
importance of civic awareness,
responsibility and engagement.
He volunteers at the local food and
clothing bank stocking and organizing
the donated inventory as well as
performing simple office work such as
filing and answering phone calls.
B
Correct!
The museum is utilizing the students’
labor and expertise as a resource.
Because of this, the museum now has a
brand new exhibit, expanding its original
capacities.
Next Question
Which example most obviously aims at
diversifying the student(s) in community issues?
Professor Jaros Course
Professor Jaros is a theater professor that
teaches a course on Costume History.
The course focuses on identifying
period clothing and learning their
purpose and significance during those
periods of time.
The students enrolled in her course serve
at their local museum that has a
basement of donated clothing from
several decades in American history.
Their job, to identify the decade,
lightly restore, and categorize the
clothing for the museum; who would
have had to pay an expert to do
otherwise.
*Their project is now an exhibit at the
Museum.
A
Hung-Chi
Hung-Chi is doing service-learning as part
of his International English Program, a
program that aims at improving
international students English skills.
Another aspect of the program is to expose
international students to the
importance of civic awareness,
responsibility and engagement.
He volunteers at the local food and
clothing bank stocking and organizing
the donated inventory as well as
performing simple office work such as
filing and answering phone calls.
B
True or False:
As a CBO, your experience and knowledge of
the issues your organization handles have no
educational merit to service-learning
students.
True
False
When entering into a service-learning
partnership your experience and knowledge
are very important.
Good job!
Section 4
Getting Started
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Preparation
 Identify what your
organization
needs.
 Identify a Site
Supervisor
 Contact your
campus ServiceLearning Office or
Person
 Connect with a
Faculty Member
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 Fill out necessary
forms
 Have a work plan
for the
student(s)…and
stick to it
Examples of forms
Student/
Student
Community
Evaluation
Partner
Service
–Learning
Agreement
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Community
Student
Partner
Timesheet
Agreement
Final Note
Communication is Key
Community
Need/Issue
Educational Goal
Reflection
=
Community
Partner
Faculty
Member
Student
To be a successful service-learning experience, all three parts must be
connected and effectively communicating with each other.
Section 4
Section 4
Review
Quiz information:
This brief quiz will be multiple choice with
the choice(s) slowly disappearing one
after the other, leaving the correct choice
on the screen. Please wait for the correct
answer before advancing to the next slide.
Good Luck!
Click to Begin Quiz
One Final Question…
True or False:
All parties involved in service-learning will benefit
from the experience.
True
False
Good Job!
This orientation should have pieced together service-learning
as well as bring into focus the benefits it can have on your
organization and your community.
To end of Training
Congratulations!!!
We wish to thank you for taking time out of your
day to learn more about service-learning and the
possibilities it can bring to your organization.
Just remember, by participating in
service-learning, you are taking
part in the educational process
of our future civically engaged
citizens.
End of Training…
Sources
http://www.servicelearning.org/
http://missouricompact.missouristate.edu/
http://www.compact.org/
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