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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.

Service-Learning (C15H13) Course Standards and Training

New Service-Learning (SL) course standards were implemented during the 2016-17 school year. Starting this fall, Service-Learning certification training is required for all teachers who oversee the Service-Learning (C15H13) course, including those who have previously completed an in-person Service-Learning certification training.

Service-Learning certification training will be offered exclusively on the department’s self-paced, online learning management system. The newly designed online training module allows participants to better understand the Service-Learning course standards, effective Service-Learning practices, and the Service-Learning course requirements.

To register for Service-Learning certification training, participants must possess a valid TN Educator License with any secondary endorsement to oversee this course for credit.

Click here to register for the Service-Learning online training.

 

Logistics

Service-Learning Registration will be open until 4:30 p.m. Friday, November 8. By 4:00 p.m. Monday, November 11, a link to the online module will be shared via email with all who register.
The Service-Learning online course will be available between Monday, November 11 and Friday, November 29. The module will require approximately 45 to 60 minutes to complete.
For additional information regarding the Service-Learning online module, please email WBL.Training@tn.gov.