Online Resources for Service-Learning

Learn and Serve America’s National Service-Learning Clearinghouse www.servicelearning.org.

A comprehensive site that addresses basic questions on service-learning (what is service-learning, how to incorporate service-learning in the classroom, etc), and includes separate resources for K-12 and higher education. In addition to curriculum suggestions, the site also has reference resources listed. The Higher Education section includes a free PDF download of Faculty Toolkit for Service-Learning in Higher Education, and also features an online library, with many full-text resources available. The SLICE page (Service-Learning Ideas and Curricular Examples) includes curriculum suggestions based on the grade level (divided as K-3, 4-6, 6-8, 9-12, and higher education) and discipline.

 

National Youth Leadership Council http://www.nylc.org/

While this site is geared toward K-12, it does provide a helpful breakdown of the basic components of service-learning (see the tab “What is service learning?”) and includes examples of specific service-learning projects that teachers have submitted to the site (see “Resource Library, Project Examples”), as well as a bibliography of helpful resources for teachers creating their first service-learning projects.

 

Florida Campus Compact http://www.floridacompact.org/

A site specifically devoted to service-learning in Florida higher education. The Resources for Faculty link includes models of service-learning, discipline-specific syllabi, and links to other online resources, as well as a list of recommended books on service-learning.

 

Campus Compact http://www.compact.org/category/resources/faculty-resources/

The parent organization website (of which Florida Compact is a part) includes faculty resources as well, including the above link to both Campus Compact and outside resources that address a variety of service-learning related issues. They are higher education specific resources. 

 

USF Collaborative http://usfcollab.usf.edu/about.cfm

The USF Collaborative helps partner faculty with Tampa Bay community service organizations, and they also award grants to USF faculty working on interdisciplinary research. A helpful place to search for Tampa area organizations that could be included in a service-learning project (see the Working in the Community link).

 

USF Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement http://leadandserve.usf.edu/

USF’s CLCE coordinates volunteer and leadership opportunities for USF students. Though it is a student-based site, they also offer in-class workshops and other materials for faculty who want to incorporate service-learning activities for their students.

 

USF College of Education Community Engagement http://www.coedu.usf.edu/main/CommunityEngagement/CommunityEngagement.html

Includes a brief overview of service-learning and a bibliography of scholarly resources on service-learning (the resources listed are mostly directed toward K-12 and teacher education). The site also addresses how the College of Education has integrated service-learning into their own curriculum.