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									PG & E – CALM – Service-Learning
            Information Session
                                  In collaboration with
         Kern County Superintendent of Schools & CALM

                             Office of Christine Lizardi Frazier
                          Kern County Superintendent of Schools
                                  Advocates for Children

      Name
      School
      Subject
               KernServe Initiative
Michael Figueroa

KernServe Program Manager

   KernServe Initiative Districts: Maricopa, Richland,
   Wasco Elementary, Kern High, Tehachapi, Fruitvale,
   Southern Kern, Delano High, KCSOS Court &
   Community Schools
   KernServe provides professional development and
   technical assistance, mini-grants, transportation, and
   capacity building for service-learning in the school
   districts listed above
   Power of Student Energy
Information Session Summary

            Funding

            Purpose

        Service-Learning

       Application Process

             CALM

         Requirements

           Questions
Use service-learning as an instructional
 strategy to create new exhibits at the
 California Living Museum
          What is Service-Learning?

Service-Learning is an instructional strategy that connects academic curriculum to
   meeting real community needs through service. This methodology allows
   students the opportunity to learn and develop through meaningful experiences
   and active civic participation.

      •Integrated Learning       Review Handout: Seven
                                 Elements of High-Quality
      •High-Quality Service      Service-Learning
      •Student Voice            Visit:
      •Civic Responsibility

     Community Service vs Service-Learning

Community Service                          Service-Learning
•Usually done on a co-curricular basis     •Integrates academic study with community
for personal growth or for group           service in a way that makes "learning"
bonding.                                   more intentional (e.g., through reflective
                                           writing, group discussions, and other
•Does not usually carry academic
credit.                                    •Incorporates the concept of "mutuality"
•Planning is often the responsibility of   (i.e., several parties are included in the
those providing the service.               planning of the program, such as faculty,
•Often viewed as a project, program,       students, and those being "served").
or experience, rather than a pedagogy.     •Fosters participant learning about the
•While "student learning" is likely to     larger social issues that are driving the
take place, it is not an intentional or    need for service.
                                           •Emphasizes a rhythm of reflection-action-
primary focus.
      Community Service vs Service-Learning
     Community Service vs. Service Learning: Service learning projects
     emphasize both the service and the learning. By applying classroom
     content to community settings, service-learning is a way to provide
     more authenticity and purpose for classroom learning. By contrast,
     community service emphasizes the habits and skills of volunteerism.

Community Service                          Service-Learning
•Students participate as volunteers in a   •Students feel their local park is unsafe
planned community clean-up.                because of drug and alcohol users.
                                           Students organize a park clean-up event
                                           with local waste management. Garbage is
                                           separated into two categories: 1) drug and
                                           alcohol related 2) non-drug and alcohol
                                           related. Garbage is measured and results
                                           are graphed. Students design a
                                           powerpoint presentation to present to
                                           Parks and Recreation Board in an attempt
                                           to pass an ordinance that requires a permit
                                           for alcohol use at the park.
        Application of Intent to

•   Contact Information

•   Principal/Administrator Approval

•   Project Type

•   One or Two Content Standards Addressed in Project

•   Brief Description of Project (150 – 250 words)
    • Include outcomes and Chevron staff engagement plans
            Project Description

Within project description, proposal must comment on the
1) What CA standard will you address with your project?

2) What might be included in your exhibit?

3) How is your exhibit related to energy conservation or
  native California habitats/wildlife?
Founded in 1980 and opened to
  the public in 1983, CALM
  displays and interprets native
  California animals, plants,
  fossils, and artifacts to teach a
  respect for all living things
  through education, recreation,
  conservation, and research.
  Application Process
 Applications are due January 31, 2011 by 5pm.

 The applications will be reviewed by a team of
  KCSOS and CALM representatives. Teachers
  must submit one copy by email to Michael
  Figueroa at AND a
  SIGNED fax copy to 661-636-4329.

 This is a competitive process; however, the
  program will work to accept as many teachers
  into the network as possible.
 As a consortium, we encourage all Kern
  County teachers to apply.
 To receive $250 stipend, teachers must:
   Submit an application
   Use service-learning as an instructional strategy with the
     proposed project.
   Adhere to project requirements
          Michael Figueroa

    KernServe Program Manager

Kern County Superintendent of Schools

   School Community Partnerships

   1300 17th St – University Square

        Bakersfield, CA 93301

        Phone: 661-636-4487

         Fax: 661-636-4329


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