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SMITIS: 2013 Community and Service

Community and Service 2013 Star Mountains Institute of Technology International School Newman Rd, Tabubil 332 Western Province Papua New Guinea

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Table of Contents  

Our  Purpose    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Learner  Pro.ile  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The  MYP  Areas  Of  Interaction  

 

 

 

 

 

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Community  and  Service  

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Why  C&S  

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Student  Learning  Expectations  

 

 

 

 

 

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Learning  Outcomes    

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Planning  for  C&S  Activities    

 

 

 

 

 

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Re.lecting  on  Activities  

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Managing  C&S  

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Our Purpose SMITIS aims to develop to internationally-minded and life-long learners who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect, and strive to be: •

inquirers;

knowledgeable;

thinkers;

communicators;

principled;

open-minded;

caring;

risk-takers;

balanced; and

reflective.

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IB Learner Profile The aim of all IB programmes is to develop internationally minded people who, recognising their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world. IB learners strive to be: ! Inquirers They develop their natural curiosity. They acquire the skills necessary to conduct inquiry and research and show independence in learning. They actively enjoy learning and this love of learning will be sustained throughout their lives. ! Knowledgeable They explore concepts, ideas and issues that have local and global significance. In so doing, they acquire in-depth knowledge and develop understanding across a broad and balanced range of disciplines. ! Thinkers They exercise initiative in applying thinking skills critically and creatively to recognise and approach complex problems, and make reasoned, ethical decisions. ! Communicators They understand and express ideas and information confidently and creatively in more than one language and in a variety of modes of communication. They work effectively and willingly in collaboration with others. ! Principled They act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness, justice and respect for the dignity of the individual, groups and communities. They take responsibility for their own actions and the consequences that accompany them. ! Open-minded They understand and appreciate their own cultures and personal histories, and are open to the perspectives, values and traditions of other individuals and communities. They are accustomed to seeking and evaluating a range of points of view, and are willing to grow from the experience. ! Caring They show empathy, compassion and respect towards the needs and feelings of others. They have a personal commitment to service, and act to make a positive difference to the lives of others and to the environment. ! Risk-takers They approach unfamiliar situations and uncertainty with courage and forethought, and have the independence of spirit to explore new roles, ideas and strategies. They are brave and articulate in defending their beliefs. ! Balanced They understand the importance of intellectual, physical and emotional balance to achieve personal well-being for themselves and others. ! Reflective They give thoughtful consideration to their own learning and experience. They are able to assess and understand their strengths and limitations in order to support their learning and personal development. Star Mountains Institute of Technology International School Newman Rd, Tabubil 332 Western Province Papua New Guinea

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The MYP Areas Of Interaction The Areas Of Interaction (AOI) provide the MYP with its unique core. Within the classroom, teachers use these contexts to guide learning and understanding within planned units of inquiry. Community and Service (C&S) offers an additional opportunity for students to engage with the Areas Of Interaction to explore real-world issues. The following key questions in each Area Of 4 Interaction can be used to assist in student engagement in C&S in each of the phases of planning, doing and reflecting. Key Questions for MYP CAS:

AOI – Community & Service How does this activity serve the needs of different communities? What impact does my community have on the content of this activity? Why did I choose to serve this community? Which communities does this activity affect? What issues does this community face? How can my learning in this activity help my communities? How can my communities help me learn? How can participation in this activity influence my thoughts about what I should do in my community? How can my knowledge about communities drive my participation in this activity? What aspects of a community can be reflected in this activity? What will be the ethical implications of my involvement in this activity?

AOI – Health & Social Education How can I look after myself and others? How is my involvement in this activity helping me develop? What skills do I need to make the right choice? How did my choice of activity help me grow emotionally/spiritually? Why is it important to engage in activities that help me grow emotionally/spiritually? What are the consequences of making poor choices in regards to participation in physical activity? Why is it important to be physically active?

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AOI – Human Ingenuity Why do humans create, develop or change products or solutions? What are my challenges and what solutions can I come up with? How can I have a personal involvement as an innovator, creator and developer in C&S? What are the consequences of my creativity the community? How can I use my thinking in this activity to help me in other areas? How can we celebrate endeavour and achievement in C&S?

AOI – Environments How does participation in this activity affect my environments? How can I affect my environments in a positive way? What difference can I make as an individual? Through C&S, what have I learnt about the impact (positive or negative way) my lifestyle has on my environments?

AOI – Approaches to learning What aspects of my organisation do I need to develop? What planning tools do I have or need to develop? How do I work with others? How have my reflections helped me learn? How do I reflect? What communication tools do I use? What organisational tools do I have? What other reflection tools and resources can help me? Which ways of communicating do I need to improve on? What successes have I had when I have worked with others? How can I access the information I need to prepare for C&S? When working with others, what agreements need to be in place? When working with others, what factors will I have to accept? Which ones can I negotiate?

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Community and Service Community And Service (C&S)? Community and Service is one of five 'Areas of Interaction' within the Middle Years Programme. This compulsory component of the IB MYP supports the SMITIS community school ethos. C&S service activities can take a wide variety of forms, for example, recycling or helping with school events. At the start of the school year, each student receives a their log in details for their Online Journal. In this journal they record the service activities completed throughout the year. They are awarded credits for service activities. A minimum of 16 credits from 4 different activities per year are required for satisfactory completion of the school's C&S requirement along meaningful reflections for each of this four activities. In general, 1 credit is the equivalent of 1 hour of service given. Credits are only given for services that are performed successfully. Students must complete at least four different tasks-activities, and in doing so receive service credits from more than one source. Year 7 students have the option of choosing from Category 1 or 2 activities (see below). C&S extends beyond the classroom allowing students to participate in the community, paying special importance to developing their sense of social responsibility, improving those skills that will enable them to make effective contributions to society. Why is Community and Service important? • Provides students with opportunities for helping the school, local, and international communities. • Develops an awareness to make a positive difference in the life of others • Encourages responsible citizenship by increasing students understanding of the world. • Allows the student to discover new skills, talents, and interests. Who should I contact if I have a question regarding an activity? Any questions or concerns about any of the activities should be sent directly to the person organising that particular activity with CC to the C&S Coordinator. Examples of Activities CATEGORY 1 ACTIVITIES

CATEGORY 2 ACTIVITIES

[Organised by SMITIS and held at SMITIS]

[Organised by SMITIS and partially or wholly held outside SMITIS]

Interschool activities ASA Program involvement Lunchtime program involvement

CATEGORY 3 ACTIVITIES

[Largely student self-initiated and organised . They may be held inside or outside of SMITIS] One Day Activities (for example, In- ASA Program leadership and organidependence Day) sation Helping SMITIS host an Interschool Student initiated and organised activevent ity within SMITIS Other activities approved by the C&S Student initiated and organised activCoordinator ity outside SMITIS

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Student Learning Expectations Student learning expectations encompass: •

community awareness and understanding;

reflection; and

involvement through service.

Community Awareness and Understanding •

develop an awareness of what a community is; and

become more aware and understand further the complexities of a community and its different forms.

Reflection •

develop positive attitudes and become aware of their own strengths and limitations;

appreciate that they are all, individually, the members of various communities, and that with this membership come responsibilities; and

understand that communities have various responsibilities towards their members.

Involvement Through Service •

consider how they can become positively involved in their community; and

consider how being an involved member of various communities will benefit them.

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Learning Outcomes By the end of MYP5 (Year 10), students must have achieved all of the outcomes listed below in order for them to receive their MYP certificate. Students are able to satisfy these outcomes during each grade level.

Students should have: 1. Increased their awareness of their own strengths and areas for growth They are able to see themselves as individuals with various skills and abilities, some more developed than others, and understand that they can make choices about how they wish to move forward. 2. Undertaken new challenges A new challenge may be an unfamiliar activity or an extension to an existing one. 3. Planned and initiated activities Planning and initiation will often be in collaboration with others. It can be shown in activities that are part of larger projects, for example on-going school activities in the local community, as well as in small student-led activities. 4. Worked collaboratively with others Collaboration can be shown in many different activities, such as team sports, playing music in a band, or helping in the Primary School or the Early Learning Centre. 5. Shown perseverance and commitment to their activities This can only be achieved for a long term activity and at minimum, this implies attending the project regularly and accepting a share of the responsibility for dealing with problems that arise. 6. Developed new skills As with new challenges, new skills may be shown in activities the student has not previously undertaken, or in increased expertise in an established area.

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Planning for C&S Activities To ensure that students fulfill their C&S requirements, it is important that they plan their year of activities. Planning is the first stage of reflection and should involve the student considering their own attributes in order for them to plan for a meaningful C&S experience. They should also consider the needs of the community and the impact that participating (or not participating) in a planned activity will have on them and on others.

The following questions may help students in their MYP C&S planning: • How will my activities allow me to learn more about myself? • How will my activities challenge me? • Will I be active and involved in planning and decision making in my activities? • How do my activities involve me collaborating with others? • Do I have a long-term (greater than 3 months) activity in my planning? • Which global issues are addressed in my planning? • Which activities will force me to think about my role in my community? • Which activities see me learning new skills?

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Reflecting On Activities Reflecting is a major part of experiential learning, and assist students in gaining more out of their C&S experience. It is more than just stating what you did; it involves discussing your feelings, thoughts, and observations that have come about through participating in the C&S activity. Consider the following questions when writing your reflections: •

How did you feel during the activity?

What obstacles did you encounter? How did you overcome them?

What did the activity meant to you? What did it mean to others?

What did you find out about yourself? What are your strengths or areas that need developing?

How has your understanding of communities developed?

What did you learn from the activity and how could you apply this learning?

Have your thoughts or values been challenged by participating in this activity?

What did you find out about other people?

What feelings and perceptions surrounded the experience?

When writing reflections it is important to note that you are not writing a narrative and you are not merely reporting on what happened. Reflections are personal and should explore in depth the impact that your participation had on yourself and upon others.

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Managing C&S To assist in managing your involvement in MYP C&S, SMITIS will use an online system called Managebac. Managebac will be used in the following ways: •

submitting activity proposals;

approving /not approving activities by the C&S Coodinator;

communication between the school and activity supervisors;

communication between students and the C&S Coordinator;

student reflection and the collection of evidence of C&S involvement; and

monitoring C&S progress.

You should receive an email with details about logging in to Managebac (see Dr Darvall if you do not). Once logged in, click the IB Manager tab and choose C&S to begin.

Adding C&S Activities Via the IB Manager Tab Click on the IB Manager tab and select C&S to begin.

Your C&S Worksheet will appear. Go to the right hand menu and click on the Add C&S Activity button.

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Fill out the form that follows. If you are part of an activity 'group' on ManageBac (e.g. the film club), you can (1) select the group in the scroll menu. (2) Fill in the name of your activity, your advisor, and the number of hours. If you have selected a group from the scroll menu, this should fill in automatically. (3)


Your C&S will Service appear. Go to the right hand menu and click on the Add C&S Activity button. SMITIS: 2013Worksheet Community and 12

Fill out the form that follows. If you are part of an activity 'group' on ManageBac (e.g. the film club), you can (1) select the group in the scroll menu. (2) Fill in the name of your activity, your advisor, and the number of hours. If you have selected a group from the scroll menu, this should fill in automatically. (3) Pick your start and end date for the activity.

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Go down the page and fill in the rest of the form. If you worked with an organization, fill in the organization name and activity. Check off which targeted learning outcomes you think you achieved with this activity. Once the entire form is complete, click Add C&S activity at the bottom of the page.

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Once your activity has been added, you will be taken back to your C&S Worksheet. Your activity will appear in your chart with a Needs Approval tag.

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Working on C&S Reflections Via the IB Manager Tab Go to the C&S tab under the IB Manager tab, which will lead you to your C&S Worksheet. Select the activity you want to write a reflection for from the list.

Once you have selected an activity, go to the right hand menu and select Reflections. Click Add New Reflection at the top of the right menu to add a reflection. You can choose from many mediums, including youtube videos and journal entries. After each reflection you will be asked to select how that reflection relates to your C&S goals. Once this is complete, click Add Reflection.

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Once the reflection has been added, you will be taken back to that activity's main Reflections page. Here you can edit existing reflections by hovering your mouse over them and clicking on the Edit button that appears. You can also delete the reflection by clicking on the trashcan by the Edit button. If you want to change which activity you are doing reflections on, click on the scroll menu under Select activity .

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Completing C&S Questions Via the IB Manager Tab Click on the C&S tab under the IB Manager tab, which will lead you to the C&S Worksheet. Select an activity from the list to answer your C&S questions.

After selecting the activity, click on the C&S Questions tab in the right hand menu. A list of preset questions will appear with a space underneath for each answer. Fill this form out and click Save Changes to save your answers. You can change which activity you are answering questions for by choosing a new one from the scroll menu entitled Select Activity.

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Obtaining Supervisor Reviews Via the IB Manager Tab Click on the C&S tab under the IB Manager tab, which will lead you to the C&S Worksheet. Select an activity from the list for your supervisor to review. You should have completed your C&S questions and any reflections before asking for a review.

Under the Summary tab in the right hand menu, you will see your activity and whether or not your supervisor has checked it as Approved and/or Completed. If neither has been done, go to the bottom of the right hand menu and click the Request Supervisor Review button. This will send a message to your supervisor, asking them to review your activity.

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Editing & Deleting Your Activity Via the IB Manager Tab Click on the C&S tab under the IB Manager tab, which will lead you to the C&S Worksheet. Select an activity from the list to edit or delete.

After selecting an activity, make sure you are on the Summary tab in the right hand menu. Hover your mouse over the title of the activity. An Edit button will appear to the left, along with a trash can icon. To delete your activity, click on the trash can. To edit the activity, click on Edit. This will lead you to the C&S activity form, which you can edit and then Save Changes.

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Joining Activity Groups Via the Groups Tab Select the Groups tab. A list of all the groups your school offers will appear. To search for the group, type it in under Search by group name. To join a group, click on the green plus sign next to the group that says Join this Group.

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