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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.

Registration for Service
Learning Certification Training is Now Open

New Service-Learning (SL) course standards are in effect for the 2016-17 school year. Service Learning (SL) Certification Training will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 7 at the Tennessee College of Applied Technology, Nashville Campus. This training is required for all teachers who oversee the SL course (6106) for credit and have not yet received SL certification. Teachers who are already certified to teach SL do not need to attend this training. 

Online Registration

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.

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.