The purpose of this course is to develop an appreciation of the concept of service to the community and to develop skills necessary to evaluate the impact of service to others. The content should include, but not be limited to, the following:
identification of school community based needs
organized response to identified needs
the opportunity to examine and explore public service occupations and information regarding specific employment opportunities available
methods that require students to identify, organize, and use resources appropriately
interpersonal relationships and improved personal growth
the ability to acquire and use information -an understanding of social, organizational, and technological systems
acquiring skills to work with a variety of tools and equipment.
improve personal qualities and higher-order thinking skills.
development and implementation of a personal plan for involvement in school or community service
Florida’s Benchmarks for Excellent Student Thinking (B.E.S.T.) Standards This course includes Florida’s B.E.S.T. ELA Expectations (EE) and Mathematical Thinking and Reasoning Standards (MTRs) for students. Florida educators should intentionally embed these standards within the content and their instruction as applicable. For guidance on the implementation of the EEs and MTRs, please visit https://www.cpalms.org/Standards/BEST_Standards.aspx and select the appropriate B.E.S.T. Standards package.
English Language Development ELD Standards Special Notes Section: Teachers are required to provide listening, speaking, reading and writing instruction that allows English language learners (ELL) to communicate for social and instructional purposes within the school setting. For the given level of English language proficiency and with visual, graphic, or interactive support, students will interact with grade level words, expressions, sentences and discourse to process or produce language necessary for academic success. The ELD standard should specify a relevant content area concept or topic of study chosen by curriculum developers and teachers which maximizes an ELL’s need for communication and social skills. To access an ELL supporting document which delineates performance definitions and descriptors, please click on the following link: https://cpalmsmediaprod.blob.core.windows.net/uploads/docs/standards/eld/si.pdf
As well as any certification requirements listed on the course description, the following qualifications may also be acceptable for the course:
Any field when certification reflects a bachelor or higher degree.
Course Number: 0500370
Abbreviated Title: VOL PUB SERV
Number of Credits: Half credit (.5)
Course Length: Semester (S)
Course Type: Elective Course
Course Level: 2
Course Status: Course Approved
Grade Level(s): 9,10,11,12
One of these educator certification options is required to teach this course.
Vetted resources students can use to learn the concepts and skills in this course.
Vetted resources caregivers can use to help students learn the concepts and skills in this course.
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