Service-Learning Fellows Outcomes

Outcome 1: Each Fellow will participate in MSDE activities designed to promote your professional development as a service-learning expert.

  • Attend annual retreat in winter and annual convening of service-learning leaders in the fall. (Required)

  • Attend the National Service-Learning Conference or other regional service-learning events. (Recommended but Optional)

  • Read service-learning articles and publications, in addition to the MSDE generated material provided at the training. (Recommended but Optional)

  • Participate in state or national boards/committees/commissions on service-learning. (Recommended but Optional)


Outcome 2: Each Fellow will serve as a resource to your "local service-learning team".

  • Operate a service-learning program which conforms to Maryland's Best Practices in Service-Learning. (Required)

  • Work in partnership with local education agency service-learning contact. (Required)

  • Train teachers in service-learning in your school, county and other counties. (Recommended but Optional

  • )Write service-learning curricula for your LEA. (Recommended but Optional)

  • Serve on the local education agency service-learning advisory board. (Recommended but Optional)

  • Host visitors from in and out of state who want to observe exemplary service-learning programs. (Recommended but Optional)

  • Work cooperatively with National Service program participants in Maryland (such as Americorps) who are also working to enhance service-learning. (Recommended but Optional)

  • Collaborate with local higher education institutions to integrate service-learning into pre-service and in-service teacher education programs. (Recommended but Optional)


Outcome 3: Each Fellow will generate 3 positive media events or pieces in local, state or national outlets each year.

  • Generate 3 positive media pieces. Send out news releases, invite your local politicians, etc. (Required)

  • Write/collaborate on service-learning articles to enhance the field. (Recommended but Optional)


Outcome 4: Each Fellow will mentor two teachers or one teacher team each year and create resources to support other teachers.

  • Act as mentors and provide technical assistance to at least two other teachers or one teacher team as they develop programs. (Required)

  • Replicate exemplary service-learning programs by working with other teachers to help them establish programs. (Recommended but Optional)

  • Host visitors from in and out of state who want to observe exemplary service-learning programs - same requirement as Outcome #2. (Recommended but Optional)

  • Write a summary description of your program (see complete listing of program descriptions below), how and why it works, for dissemination on the MSDE website by January. (Required)


Outcome 5: Each Fellow will engage in at least two local service-learning leadership meetings each year to strengthen your fellowship, reflect on your experiences, and share your learnings with other Fellows and your peers.

  • Establish a mutual mentoring relationship with other Fellows through your study circle. (Required)

  • Replicate exemplary service-learning programs by working with other teachers to help them establish programs - same requirement as Outcome # 4. (Recommended but Optional)