There are a many resources available to help with service learning. Websites, books, networks, etc..
National Service Learning Clearinghouse is a library of service learning resources that can be purchased.
National Youth Leadership Council
Generator School Network is a resource for sharing service learning projects, for professional development and for networking.
**New resources will continually be added to this page.**
Teachers often request a way to assess service learning.
For example, if you included a writing objective for students, their demonstration could include an essay with the following rubric (Each of the criteria could earn up to 4 points. Since there are 3 criteria, the total that could be earned is 12 points. 12 to 10 =A, 9 to 7 =B, 6 to 4 =C, 3 to 1=D, 0=F – adjust it to suit your needs.)
Here are some rubric examples that can be used for service learning projects.
|Service Learning Writing Rubric Example|
Write 4 complete paragraphs describing the service learning project and the process.
|Did not write complete paragraph.||Wrote one paragraph.||Wrote 2 paragraphs.||Wrote 3 paragraphs.||Wrote 4 or more paragraphs.|
|Service was not described.||Service was not accurately described with many parts missing.||Service was fairly described with some parts missing.||Service was described well with one or two parts missing.||Service process was completely and accurately described.|
|Did not use complete sentences, subject-verb agreement, correct spelling, or subject-verb agreement.||Used complete sentences.||Used complete sentences and proper punctuation.||Used complete sentences, subject-verb agreement and proper punctuation.||Used complete sentences, correct spelling, proper punctuation and subject-verb agreement.|
|Service Objective Rubric Example|
Students will work in groups to plant a garden.
|Did not contribute to the project.||Worked occasionally on the project.||Worked on the project most of the time.||Worked consistently on the project and cooperated well in the group.||Worked hard on the project, cooperated in the group while providing leadership and/or motivating others.|
|Service was not attempted||Service was not completed or given minimal attention.||Service was attempted and given consistent attention.||Service was completed with consistent attention.||Service was completed with persistent attention and exceptional results.|
Here is an example of a rubric that could be used for a service learning presentation.
|Service Learning Demonstration Rubric Example|
Design a plan to prevent diabetes. Use posters, flyers or PowerPoint to display the plan to the community.
|Diabetes prevention was not done or was completely inaccurate.||Diabetes prevention plan included at least 1 accurate actions.||Diabetes prevention plan included at least 2 accurate actions.||Diabetes prevention plan included at least 3 accurate actions.||Diabetes prevention plan included least 4 accurate actions.|
|Media was not used.||Media was not neither neat nor creative or was incomplete.||Media was neat or creative.||Media was neat and creative.||Media was neat, creative, unique and visually appealing.|