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1 PG & E – CALM – Service-Learning Information Session PG&E In collaboration with Kern County Superintendent of Schools & CALM Office of Christine Lizardi Frazier Kern County Superintendent of Schools Advocates for Children

2 Introductions Name Name School School Subject Subject

3 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

4 Power of Student Energy Information Session Summary Funding Funding Purpose Purpose Service-Learning Service-Learning Application Process Application Process CALM CALM Requirements Requirements Questions Questions

5 Funding

6 Purpose Use service-learning as an instructional strategy to create new exhibits at the California Living Museum

7 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. Review Handout: Seven Elements of High-Quality Service-Learning Integrated Learning High-Quality Service Collaboration Student Voice Civic Responsibility Reflection Evaluation Visit:

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

9 Community Service vs Service-Learning Community Service Students participate as volunteers in a planned community clean-up. Service-Learning Students feel their local park is unsafe 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. 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.

10 Application of Intent to Participate Components Components Contact Information Contact Information Principal/Administrator Approval Principal/Administrator Approval Project Type Project Type One or Two Content Standards Addressed in Project One or Two Content Standards Addressed in Project Brief Description of Project (150 – 250 words) Brief Description of Project (150 – 250 words) Include outcomes and Chevron staff engagement plans Include outcomes and Chevron staff engagement plans

11 Project Description Within project description, proposal must comment on the following: 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?

12 CALM 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. 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.

13 Application Process Applications are due January 31, 2011 by 5pm. 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 to Michael Figueroa at AND a SIGNED fax copy to The applications will be reviewed by a team of KCSOS and CALM representatives. Teachers must submit one copy by to Michael Figueroa at AND a SIGNED fax copy to This is a competitive process; however, the program will work to accept as many teachers into the network as possible. 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. As a consortium, we encourage all Kern County teachers to apply.

14 Requirements To receive $250 stipend, teachers must: To receive $250 stipend, teachers must: Submit an application Submit an application Use service-learning as an instructional strategy with the proposed project. Use service-learning as an instructional strategy with the proposed project. Adhere to project requirements Adhere to project requirements

15 Questions?

16 Contact Michael Figueroa KernServe Program Manager Kern County Superintendent of Schools School Community Partnerships th St – University Square Bakersfield, CA Phone: Fax:


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