Jeffrey Anderson receives funding for K-12 service-learning

April 11, 2011

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Professor Jeffrey Anderson of the Master in Teaching program of the College of Education is the recipient of a sub-award from Duke University for contribution to the prime project titled “Engaging All Learners through Service-Learning (EASL)” funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service. Part of a total project cost of $80,264, the $39,649 subaward supports the Seattle University EASL project. 

The goal of the project is to increase the depth and reciprocity of local community and school partnerships in support of teacher preparation for service-learning in K-12 schools. Specific activities include teacher training, a mini-grant program and the production of a video on the pedagogy of service-learning for teacher candidates. A full-day in-service training will support teachers in more fully integrating the K-12 Service-Learning Standards for Quality Practice. Teachers and teacher candidates assigned to the schools will plan service learning activities and better understand the needs, interests and constraints to service-learning that exist in their organizations. 

A mini-grant program will assist teams of K-12 teachers and teacher candidates to collaboratively create a service-learning action plan and proposal. Successful K-12 partners in service-learning will work within the project to create a 20-minute instructional video that explains why and how to teach the pedagogy of service-learning to teacher candidates.