• Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - Code Yellow - Schools and offices are closed. EMERGENCY PERSONNEL only must report to work.

    Today's Aerospace Engineering and Aviation Technology at DuVal High School Open House Information Session is rescheduled for Monday, March 26, 2018, at 6:00 PM. Please email dhsaero@pgcps.org if you have any additional questions.

    Miércoles, 21 de marzo, 2018 - Código Amarillo – Todas las escuelas permanecen cerradas. Todas las oficinas permanecen cerradas. Solamente el PERSONAL DE EMERGENCIA debe reportarse al trabajo.

    La sesión informativa abierta al público sobre Ingeniería Aeroespacial y Tecnología Aeronáutica para la Escuela Superior DuVal, programada para hoy, será reprogramada para el lunes, 26 de marzo del 2018 a las 6:00 p. m. Si tiene preguntas adicionales, por favor, envíe un correo electrónico a dhsaero@pgcps.org

SSL Best Practices

MSDE Best Practices of Student Service-Learning (SSL)

All independent service-learning activities must meet these best practices:

  1.  The Student Meets a Recognized Need in the Community.
    • Examines pressing community needs.  (preparation)
    • Strategizes to address problems associated with community needs.  (preparation)
    • Provides direct, indirect and/or advocacy service.  (action)
  2. The Student Achieves Curricular Objectives.
    • Uses academic standards to establish mastery objectives.  (preparation)
    • Applies academic learning to recognized community needs.  (preparation, reflection, action)
    • Assesses progress towards and attainment of mastery objectives.  (preparation, action)
  3. The Student Gains Necessary Knowledge and Skills.
    • Explores citizenship and career options.  (preparation, action)
    • Understands expectations associated with participation.  (preparation)
    • Cooperates with team members and community partners.  (action)
  4. The Student Plans Ahead.
    • Identifies tasks, timelines and outcomes. (preparation)
    • Assesses own skills and interests.  (preparation)
    • Takes leadership opportunities.  (preparation, action)
  5. The Student Works with Existing Service Organizations.
    • Identifies non profit, tax-exempt organizations with which to partner.  (preparation)
    • Creates collaborative, reciprocal relationships through involvement.  (action)
    • Respects the human dignity and contributions of others.  (action, reflection)
  6. The Student Develops Responsibility.
    • Evaluates own performance.  (reflection)
    • Strengthens character through civic engagement.  (action)
    • Participates in a range of service opportunities.  (action)
  7. The Student Reflects Throughout the Experience.
    • Evaluates overall impact of service and learning.  (reflection)
    • Analyzes what was learned from multiple perspectives.  (reflection)
    • Explores next steps to continue service-learning involvement.  (reflection)

Kara Libby, Ed.D.
Executive Director
Division of Teaching and Learning
14201 School Lane
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772

Angela Walton
Administrative Assistant




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