Service-Learning

Service-learning is a form of experiential learning where students develop knowledge and critical thinking skills while addressing genuine community needs. The Service-Learning course is designed to provide a comprehensive service-learning approach focused on ethical, social and intellectual skill development. Teachers must take the state-offered Service-Learning training to teach this course. Mastering the standards in this course will enable students to develop personal integrity based on positive values; to learn respect and responsibility; and to learn citizenship in schools, and community. The most effective way of learning these skills is in context, placing learning objectives within a real environment.

Mastering the standards in this course will enable students to develop personal integrity based on positive values; to learn respect and responsibility; and to learn citizenship in schools, and community. The most effective way of learning these skills is in context, placing learning objectives within a real environment.

Service-Learning Training

Service-Learning (6104) Course Standards
Register here for one of the Service-Learning training dates. Registration closes two weeks prior to the training, or when the session has been filled. Priority is given to teachers who have never earned the certificate and need it to offer the course for credit.

New Service-Learning (SL) course standards are in effect for the 2016-17 school year. Service-learning trainings will be offered in all CORE regions. This training is offered to all teachers who want to use the SL teaching methodology in their classes, and is required for those who oversee the SL course (6106) for credit. Teachers currently supervising a SL course who have successfully completed a training in the past are encouraged, but not required, to attend this training.

2017-18 Service-Learning Training Dates​

  • Oct. 23 - East TN
  • Nov. 6 - West TN
  • Nov. 20 - Middle TN

Logistics

All Service-Learning trainings will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and provide a break for lunch. Participants do not need to bring a computer, but we recommend bringing materials to take notes. The trainings will require group work and provide a hands-on approach to help you master the Service-Learning course standards and plan for success in your classroom. The trainings will be led by a department-approved trainer and are free to Tennessee teachers.