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Y10's and 11's taking action to enrich the world

  











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YEAR 10 DEFINITIONS OF SERVICE:

 A Service
 B Service is a concept of selflessly helping others, a determination and commitment to make a long-lasting difference that enriches self, community and the world
 C Helping your own and other communities through intrinsic motivation.
 D 
 E Service is helping communities by empowering, inspiring and motivating others and yourself.



















"The world needs you to stop being boring." - Kid President

Take action to enrich the world by following the service learning stages. By doing so, you will be able to:
  • ... become more aware of your own strengths and areas for growth
  • ... undertake new challenges that develop new skills
  • ... discuss, evaluate and plan activities
  • ... persevere in your action
  • ... work collaboratively with others
  • ... develop international-mindedness through global engagement
  • ... consider the ethical implications of your actions


How can I take action?

  • There are many inspirational ideas and stories in the 'Pathways for Action' pages that show examples of student action.
  • You may take action through any of the following:

Stages of Service Learning

The five stages of service learning are your guide for doing meaningful service learning. 

As you go through this process, be on the look out for significant moments. These are moments that will call you to reflection.

You are provided times throughout the year during Student Life periods to do pause and think about what you've done.


Year 10's

Date 

Activity 

Expected output from students 

Expected output from HR teachers 


August 28 

 

All together, then split into homerooms

 

Define service with Ms. Teresa.  


STEP ONE: Interest and Skills Inventory


STEP TWO: What you already know


STEP THREE: Pathways to meaningful action


Homeroom definition of service. 

 


Mark in Veracross if students have completed Skills & Interest inventory and brainstorming sheet of issues and concerns.


Find a way to collate skills and interests of students. 


September 11 

 

In homerooms 

STEP FOUR: Get focused


STEP FIVE: Stop and reflect

 



Mark in Veracross if students have completed the brainstorming sheet on focusing in on one topic.


Mark in Veracross the reflection method the students have chosen (in the comments section). 


Mark in Veracross if students have completed the first reflection on Inventory and Investigation.

 

September 29 (1/2) 

 

In homerooms

 

STEP ONE: Do you know enough?


STEP TWO: Now what? 



Mark in Veracross if students have completed action plan. 

 

Alert Teresa of students struggling to complete action plans. 


October 7 (1/2) 


In homerooms

 


STEP THREE: Stop and reflect 


Mark in Veracross if students have completed their reflection on the planning and preparation stage. 



November 12 (1/2) 

 

December 3 (1/2) 

  

February 2 (1/2) 

 

March 2 (1/2) 

 

In homerooms

 

In homerooms, these monthly check-ins serve as a chance for students to pause and reflect on how students are getting on with their personal action plan, and the impact they are(n't) having on their topic of focus. 



Ongoing reflections (blog, videos, recorded interviews, paper journal) 


Mark in Veracross if students are completing reflections Reflectionalong the way. 

 

Alert Teresa of students struggling to take action meaningfully. 



April 7 (1/2) 

 

In homerooms

Get ready for DEMONSTRATION 

 

In homerooms, students should do a summary reflection of how their year went with their personal action plans and also do one final reflection on their learning outcomes. 

 

Students should also choose and plan how they want to demonstrate their actions this year. 



Final reflection (blog, video, recorded interview, paper journal) 


Mark in Veracross if students have completed their final reflection 


May 7th (FULL) 

 

All together 

 

Students should find some way to share with others what they've done for the year. 


Depends on student/homeroom choice. 

 


Mark in Veracross if students have completed their final demonstration. 




Year 11's

Date 

Activity 

Expected output from students 

Expected output from HR teachers 

September 4 (1/2) 

 

All together 


Mark in Veracross the reflection method the students have chosen (in the comments section). 


Mark in Veracross if students have completed the first reflection on Inventory and Investigation.

October 7 (1/2) 

 

In homerooms


 

 

STEP ONE: Do you know enough?


STEP TWO: Now what? 


STEP THREE: Stop and reflect 




Mark in Veracross if students have completed action plan. 

 

Alert Teresa of students struggling to complete action plans.  

 

Mark in Veracross if students have completed their reflection on the planning and preparation stage.

 


 





November 19 (1/2) 


December 3 (1/2) 

 

January 15

(1/2)


February 2 (1/2) 

 

March 2 (1/2) 

 

In homerooms


 

In homerooms, these monthly check-ins serve as a chance for students to pause and reflect on how students are getting on with their personal action plan, and the impact they are(n't) having on their topic of focus. 

Ongoing reflections (blog, videos, recorded interviews, paper journal) 

Mark in Veracross if students are completing reflections along the way. 

 

Alert Teresa of students struggling to take action meaningfully. 

April 7 (1/2) 

 

In homerooms

Get ready for DEMONSTRATION 

 

In homerooms, students should do a summary reflection of how their year went with their personal action plans and also do one final reflection on their learning outcomes. 

 

Students should also choose and plan how they want to demonstrate their actions this year. 


Final reflection (blog, video, recorded interview, paper journal) 


Mark in Veracross if students have completed their final reflection.  

April 29 th (FULL) 

 

All together 

 

Students should find some way to share with others what they've done for the year. 


Depends on student/homeroom choice. 

 


Mark in Veracross if students have completed their final demonstration. 

 

 

 Each stage has accompanying materials you can use. Follow the navigation at the top.