C&S – What do I need to do before the February report? Everything you need to know based on the questions being asked by MYP students
Why is Community & Service compulsory? • Because it gives students an opportunity to ‘make a difference’ and when it is done well, it helps us to instill in students the attributes of the IB Learner Profile. • Getting involved in genuine Community & Service breeds compassionate, principled, caring life-long learners who will make tomorrow’s world a better place!
First, 2 misconceptions: • Community & Service (C&S) is not CAS! C&S is for MYP students and CAS (Creativity, Action, Service) is for DP students. • We are not counting hours for C&S! We are looking for learning outcomes, effort and impact. It’s not about counting hours, it’s about making the hours count!
Contents • What do I have to do for C&S before the end of January? (1 slide) • What is a valid C&S activity? (6 slides) • How do I add an activity and the learning outcomes on ManageBac? (4 slides) • How do I add my reflection? (4 slides) • How do I get the supervisor review? (3 slides) • What will go on my report? (1 slide)
What do I have to do for C&S? • Complete at least one valid Community & Service activity from Sept 2013- Jan 2014. • Add the activity on ManageBac • Ensure that you have met at least 2 of the 8 C&S learning outcomes before end January. • Write a reflection on your involvement in the activity and what you got out of it. • Have your supervisor write a review on your involvement. BACK TO MENU
What is a valid C&S activity? Basically, it is any activity in which you make a positive difference to the community without expectation of reward. • ‘Community’ – Bringing people together for a good cause. • ‘Service’ – Helping out those who need it. (Not doing the dishes, babysitting or cleaning your room) • Key concepts – Empathy, Awareness, Action
3 types of C&S activities • In-school ‘GWA’ C&S activities that are organised by a teacher. • Out of school C&S activities that are organised by an external organisation. • Student-initiative activities.
In school C&S activities Examples of in-school C&S activities include: • Acting as a Writing Centre peer tutor. • Involving yourself in the organising committee of the ‘Run to Overcome’ • Selling tickets/doing make-up for a school production. • School organised beach clean-ups. • GWA Appreciation Dinner. • SEWA Day volunteers. • GWA Green-Goes student environmental group. • Philippines relief day volunteer group.
Out of school C&S activities Examples include: • Volunteering at K9 Friends. • Volunteering with Room to Read • Volunteering at any recognised charitable organisation.
Student-initiative activities Can be done independently or in student groups with friends – some examples of current initiatives from MYP students include: • Organising care-packages for the children of the GWA support staff (Grade 8). • Launching an event where GWA students eat like children in developing countries to raise money and awareness for improved educational opportunities (Grade 6). • Organising food drives for migrant workers (Grade 9). • Independent collection for victims of the Philippines typhoon (Grade 6)
What is not a valid C&S activity? • Babysitting. • Being in a sports team. • Anything that you receive payment or reward for (credits, clothes, samples etc.) Basically if your activity is not actively improving lives and does not relate to ‘empathy’, ‘awareness’ or ‘action’ it is not valid. Please ask Mr. Favre if you have questions about this: email@example.com BACK TO MENU
How do I add a C&S activity on ManageBac? EASY! STEP 1: Log onto ManageBac. STEP 2: Hover over the ‘IB Groups’ tab up the top of your welcome screen. STEP 3: From the drop down menu, select ‘C&S’. This takes you to your C&S home page from where all your C&S tasks are to be completed from.
How do I add a C&S activity on ManageBac? STEP 4: Click on this button
Complete your activity details STEP 5: Follow the prompts – your activity name, supervisor’s name and supervisor email are very important!!
Complete your activity details STEP 5 (cont.): The activity description you write and the learning outcomes you choose will appear on your report! Choose only the relevant learning outcomes, remembering that you must meet at least 2 learning outcomes per semester and 4 for the year as a minimum BACK TO MENU
How do I add my reflection? EASY! STEP 1: Log onto ManageBac. STEP 2: Hover over the ‘IB Groups’ tab up the top of your welcome screen. STEP 3: From the drop down menu, select ‘C&S’. This takes you to your C&S home page from where all your C&S tasks are to be completed from.
How do I add my reflection? STEP 4: Choose the activity you wish to reflect upon by clicking on the activity name in blue.
How do I add my reflection? STEP 5: Once on the activity screen, click the ‘Add New Reflection’ button on the right hand side of your screen under the Activity Status.
Adding your reflection STEP 6: Write a one to two paragraph reflection on your involvement in the activity and what you got out of it. Use the guiding questions below the box as a guide, check the learning outcomes you met and click ‘ Add Reflection’ What you write here goes into your report!
Why is the reflection important? Your reflection is about what you got out of being involved in the activity – what did you learn? What would you do differently next time? How did the experience impact you? What questions did it make you ask yourself or others? This is how you show that the activity was meaningful and in line with the IB Learner Profile. BACK TO MENU
How do I get the supervisor review? EASY! STEP 1: Log onto ManageBac. STEP 2: Hover over the ‘IB Groups’ tab up the top of your welcome screen. STEP 3: From the drop down menu, select ‘C&S’. REMEMBER – YOUR SUPERVISOR CANNOT BE A FAMILY MEMBER.
How do I get the supervisor review? STEP 4: Choose the activity you need reviewed by clicking on the activity name in blue.
How do I get the supervisor review? STEP 5: Once you click on your chosen activity, you will be taken to the activity screen. In the bottom right of this screen, you should see this panel. By clicking on ‘Request Supervisor Review’ you are sending an email request to the supervisor you nominated when you set up the activity.
What goes on my report? • The description you wrote for the activities you took part in. • The learning outcomes you chose. • Your reflection. • Your supervisor’s review of your involvement in the activity/activities.
…and you’re done! If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to see Mr. Favre in room E305 or to send him an email: firstname.lastname@example.org