Building our Service Learning Network: A Service Learning Inventory
A project of the Educators Consortium for Service Learning, to help compile "The State of Service Learning" in Los Angeles area schools.
Name of School
Name of Contact
Email and/or phone number
SERVICE LEARNING COORDINATOR
Is there a dedicated service learning coordinator at the school? Is the position full-time? What other duties do they have? Name:
LOGGING SERVICE HOURS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Does your school log student service "hours" or service accomplishments (not by hours)? If so, what tracking tools do you use, if any, or other way you record what students do?
Which topics do you cover? (check all that apply) Most are identical or similar to the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and are noted with "SDG" and the number of the goal.
Animals -- Life Below Water and Life on Land (SDG 14 and 15)
Clean Water & Sanitation (SDG 6)
Climate Action (SDG 13)
Community Building (SDG 9, 11, 17)
Consumerism: Responsible Consumption and Production (SDG 12)
Digital Citizenship (SDG 9)
Disability Justice (SDG 10, 16)
Quality Education and Literacy (SDG 4)
Elders (SDG 3,10)
Electoral Politics and Voting
Emergency Readiness and Resilience (SDG 11)
Energy (SDG 7)
Food—Food Access, Growing Food, Food Waste, and/or Addressing Hunger (SDG 2)
Gender Equity (SDG 5)
Gender & Sexuality Diversity (SDG 5)
Good Health and Well-Being (SDG 3)
Human Trafficking (SDG 10, 16)
Immigrants (SDG 1, 8 and 10)
Poverty (SDG 1)
Racial Justice (SDG 16)
Relationships: Replacing Bullying with Respect for All (SDG 16)
How is service learning integrated into core academic classes? Describe several examples if this is happening frequently, or even just one time. Note how/if the five stages of service learning are followed. List faculty involved/subjects taught:
How do teachers/admin support youth voice in your school and particularly service learning? Do students understand the five stages of service learning? How do students lead peer-to-peer engagement in service learning? Might student leaders be interested in presenting their work at ECSL? List student leader(s):
SERVICE LEARNING CLASS
Do you have a class dedicated to service learning? What is the frequency of the class, and length of each class? What are sample themes and curricular topics?
Is there an after-school / lunch / student council club that weaves in service learning as a guiding concept?
GRADE LEVEL EXPERIENCES
Are there service learning experiences that an entire grade level participates in? For example: the entire seventh grade maintains a school garden as part of science and the humanities in partnership with a food pantry following a service learning process every year.
Do seniors devote an extended period of time to a particular topic, possibly of their choosing? Is this based on hours or a process? Is service learning a model for this project? Faculty Coordinator:
Do students take international trips facilitated by the school? If so, is there a service idea incorporated into the trip?
ALIGNMENT TO SCHOOL MISSION
How does service learning align with other school priorities and school mission and vision?
How does the administration support service learning? Do they attend any professional development on service learning? Is there an overall agreement/understanding that service learning is an integrated approach to teaching and learning? List admin advocate(s):
What, if any, professional development on service learning has influenced the development and advancement of service learning at at your school? Was this led by teachers or faculty from within the school? Did this draw upon outside experts? Have any teachers/administrators attended professional development outside of the school (conferences, institutes) that have been particularly helpful?
How does your school view and engage in community partnerships? What are challenges? What is working well? Who are you working with? List local partner(s) & contact info:
How involved are parents in support of the service learning program? Are there opportunities for them to understand how service learning is integrated and valued? Is there a committee? List parent name(s):
What challenges have come up at your school regarding service learning?
What are areas of service learning expertise at your school that you could share with other schools and educators?
What specific support would you want from a professional network (ECSL) on improving your service learning program?
Are there any new plans in development for advancing service learning? Exciting developments? Share them here!
Any other comments regarding your school service learning program?
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