We have adapted our Service Learning process for the 2020-2021 school year to allow students to still think about and serve others while remaining at home. Please see the information below about our Service Learning process for 2020-2021.
Northview Service Learning 2020-2021
What is Service Learning?
Service Learning is a process where students investigate an issue affecting the world. Students then plan an action that they can take that will help support changing the issue, implement that plan, and then reflect on what they have learned. Previously, we have referred to our process as Service as Action. Service Learning (with a focus more on a specific issue and reflection), is how we are meeting the Service as Action requirement of the MYP.
What are the requirements of Service Learning at Northview?
This year students will be participating in the #DoGoodFromHome challenge. Students will work through four stages that will culminate in taking action to help a group affected by the pandemic. All Service Learning work will be completed on Canvas. In the current situation, we have adapted our Service as Action process so that students can still help others from home.
How long should students spend on Service Learning this year?
We expect that between completing the worksheets in Canvas and actually completing service at home, students will spend approximately 15 hours on service learning this year.
What counts as service learning hours?
Any time a student is working on the service-learning worksheets counts as service-learning time. In addition, any time a student spends volunteering outside of school counts as service-learning time.
How do students record the time they spend in service-learning?
Any time spent on completing the modules outside of school can be recorded. Any time a student spends volunteering in the community may also be logged. Students who are in Crosby Scholars may count their hours of service as well. You do not have to get anything signed. Please tell us the total number of hours you spent on service and the service worksheets on the “Share” worksheet.
What is due, and when?
What if I have already completed service activities?
If you have already completed a significant amount of service hours for the 2020-2021 school year, good for you! Please go through the worksheets and answer the questions with your previously-completed service experience in mind. OR you can complete the worksheets as they are written (thinking about something you can do from home), and just include the hours you have already done on the “Share” worksheets. Even if you have already completed some service, we would like for you to go through the whole service learning process- Feel, Imagine, Do, Share.
What if my teacher tells me about opportunities related to what we are learning in class….Can those things count? Yes! Just include those on the appropriate worksheets. At minimum your descriptions and reflections of these experiences should be included on the “Do” and “Share” worksheets. Please fill out the rest of the worksheets as written.
If you have any questions, reach out to Mrs. White, Northview’s IB Coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org