Service Learning - A Project Assessment Tool for Needham Public Schools
We hope you find this tool helpful.
The Community Service Learning Committee asked: "How do we know if our service learning is effective?" In response, we developed this tool for our teachers, modeled after the Service Learning 2000 Center's Service-Learning Dipsticks, as a quick and easy way to assess Needham Public Schools' service-learning project ideas and actual projects. This tool is designed to help teachers see the difference between community service and service learning. The CSL Committee found that this assessment provides a visual picture of the strengths of service-learning projects and the areas that might benefit from more attention. This tool can be used prior to launching a service-learning project and upon completion.