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Montgomery County Public Schools will remain open today, December 15, 2017. Dismissal and all activities will continue as scheduled.

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Las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Montgomery permanecerán abiertas hoy, viernes 15 de diciembre de 2017 en horario regular. Las actividades continuarán según programadas.

Best Practices of Student Service Learning

  1. The Student Meets a Recognized Need in the Community.
    • Examines pressing community needs. (preparation)
    • Strategizes to address problems associated with community needs. (preparation)
    • Provides direct, indirect and/or advocacy service. (action)
  2. The Student Achieves Curricular Objectives.
    • Uses academic standards to establish mastery objectives. (preparation)
    • Applies academic learning to recognized community needs. (preparation, reflection, action)
    • Assesses progress toward and attainment of mastery objectives. (preparation, action)
  3. The Student Gains Necessary Knowledge and Skills.
    • Explores citizenship and career options. (preparation, action)
    • Understands expectations associated with participation. (preparation)
    • Cooperates with team members and community partners. (action)
  4. The Student Plans Ahead.
    • Identifies tasks, timelines and outcomes. (preparation)
    • Assesses own skills and interests. (preparation)
    • Takes leadership opportunities. (preparation, action)
  5. The Student Works with Existing Service Organizations.
    • Identifies nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations with which to partner. (preparation)
    • Creates collaborative, reciprocal relationships through involvement. (action)
    • Respects the human dignity and contributions of others. (action, reflection)
  6. The Student Develops Responsibility.
    • Evaluates own performance. (reflection)
    • Strengthens character through civic engagement. (action)
    • Participates in a range of service opportunities. (action)
  7. The Student Reflects Throughout the Experience.
    • Evaluates overall impact of service and learning. (reflection)
    • Analyzes what was learned from multiple perspectives. (reflection)
    • Explores next steps to continue service-learning involvement. (reflection)

2-06 Adapted from Maryland’s Seven Best Practices of Service-Learning. 

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