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MYP SERVICE AS
ACTION
What is Service as
Action?
“IB learners strive to be caring members of the community who demonstrate a personal
commitment to service, and act to make a positive difference to the lives of others and to
the environment”
IB Principles to Practice
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Responsible action
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Sustained inquiry
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Critical reflection
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Connects IB Learner Profile attributes to the community
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Connects classroom learning to community encounters
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Transferable knowledge
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21st century learners – “real world” skills
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Cornerstone of being an IB student and global citizen
Why do students have
to do SA?
It benefits other people in the school, local and
international community
It helps them to learn about themselves
It develops their interpersonal and leadership skills
It allows them to discover new talents, skills and interests
It helps them to reflect on their strengths and weaknesses
It prepares them for the demands of Creativity, Action and
Service (CAS) in IBDP
It looks really good on their CV
Continuum as an IB
learner
Action in the PYP
Service as Action in the MYP
CAS (Creativity, Activity, Service) in the DP
Learning Outcomes
Increase awareness of their strengths and areas for
growth
Undertake challenges that develop new skills
Discuss, evaluate and plan student-initiated activities
Show perseverance and commitment
Work collaboratively with others
Engage with locally and globally significant challenges
Consider the ethical implications of their actions
UTS MYP
REQUIREMENTS
Minimum of 1 project per student per year – THIS
MUST BE A MEANINGFUL PROJECT AND LONG TERM
6+ WEEKS
Projects should aim to achieve 2 or more of the IB
Service learning outcomes
Can be group (no more than 6) OR individual
What is “meaningful”
service?
Understanding underlying issues in the community
and seeing a need for service
Meaningful service = interaction by building links
with individuals or in the student’s communities
Assessing needs of the communities
Finding solutions to problems
Types of Projects you
might do
Running a lunchtime club or ECA
Organising/running events or activities
Advocating on behalf of a charity or cause
Volunteering your time for a charity or cause
Examples of projects
Lunchtime clubs – sports, debate, programming, language
tutoring
After school ECAs – sports coaching, drama, yoga,
tutoring, teacher assistants
Events – Earth Day, music concerts
Awareness Campaigns – Breast cancer, Kiva micro loans,
disease awareness, environmental campaigns, health
campaigns, labour camps, special needs awareness
Volunteering – animal shelters, hospitals, special needs
schools
Service – collection drives, PYP/KG help, team
managers/reporters and photographers, peer mentors
SA Project Checklist
QUESTIONS TO ASK:
Am I providing a service to someone?
Is my project meaningful?
Is my project long term (6+ weeks)
Am I learning new skills by doing this project?
Project Process
1. Speak to HR teacher/parent
2. Find a supervisor
3. Managebac proposal
4. Plan activity
5. Complete ‘action’
6. Upload the evidence & reflections to Managebac
What should a good
project look like?
2-3 weeks planning time, resources needed, facilities
used, people to be spoken to etc.
Well executed and documented activity (photos
and/or videos the entire way through your project)
2-3 weeks reflection and evidence creation time
How is it graded?
Unsatisfactory– SA project did not meet the
requirements and as such will not be counted
towards that student’s total number of projects for
the year
Satisfactory – SA project meets all the requirements
Awards
Outstanding Projects Awards – going above and
beyond
Outstanding Contributions Awards – Awareness,
Fundraising, Service
“OUTSTANDING”
PROJECTS
 In-depth planning – tools/equipment needed, time, date,
location, people required, estimate/outline of planning
process with time frame, cost estimate
 Long term “Action” with a learning benefit – 6+ weeks of
action, where students are learning new skills and being
able to reflect on challenges and outcomes weekly, to
adapt for the following week
 Detailed presentation – outlining the entire planning and
action process, with detailed reflections, outstanding
evidence (photographic, video, written etc) that tells me
the SA story from start to finish
New fundraising &
collection rules
Must contact the Department of
Islamic Affairs and seek approval for
any type of fundraising activity at least
2 weeks prior to the event
Must fundraise/collect for one of the
approved charities
More information on
http://7days.ae/official-explains-hownew-charity-law-in-dubai-will-affectyou
http://www.iacad.gov.ae/en/Pages/List
OfCharity.aspx?menuid=186
Places to volunteer
Poshpaws Cattery Dubai & Poshpaws Kennels Ajman
All 4 Down Syndrome – teaching computer skills Mondays
6-7pm, sailing Wednesdays 4-6pm, social gatherings
Saturdays 4-6pm
Dubai Kennels & Cattery
https://www.volunteerinuae.com/ - some age restrictions,
would need to be accompanied by an adult
http://www.dubaicares.ae/en/volunteer - as above
Managebac
http://help.managebac.com/support
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