NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY SERVICE REQUIREMENTS
THINK GLOBALLY, ACT LOCALLY
MAJOR GOAL: To complete the required 25 hours per semester, complete the forms, have them signed by the appropriate project leader, and turn them in by March 1, 2014
- Forms must be signed by the sponsor and the project leader;
- All forms must be dated beginning with August 1 of your sophomore year;
- You must initiate and plan one activity;
- Activities should evenly reflect IB’s structure of Creativity, Action, and Service:
- Creativity = arts, other experiences that involve creative thinking;
- Action = physical exertion contributing to a healthy lifestyle, complementing the academic work elsewhere in the program;
- Service = an unpaid and voluntary exchange that has a learning benefit for the student
- Choose five (5) activities that evenly reflect Creativity, Action and Service, and write a ½ page reflection on the back of each form, following four outcomes:
- Real, purposeful activities with significant outcomes;
- Personal challenge – tasks must extend the student and be achievable in scope;
- Thoughtful consideration, such as planning, reviewing process, and reporting;
- Reflection on outcomes and personal learning. Create a portfolio
- Use the Eight Learning Outcomes as your guide. Did you experience?
- An Increased awareness of your own strengths and weaknesses;
- Undertake new challenges;
- Plan and initiate activities;
- Work collaboratively with others;
- Show perseverance and commitment in activities;
- Engage with issues of global importance;
- Consider ethical implications of your own actions;
- Develop new skills
- To reflect on your experiences, ask yourself:
- What did I plan to do?
- What did I do?
- What were the outcomes for me?
- How did I feel?
- What did I perceive?
- What did I think about the activity?
- What was the value of the experience?
- What did I learn?
- How did the experience change my perception?
- FINAL EVALUATIVE ASSIGNMENT: Create a portfolio of your five best experiences, which must contain additional evidence and reflection plus the forms, and a 1;2 page reflection on each . It should include photographic evidence, certificates, art work or collage, journal entries, and/or taped interviews. The portfolio should provide a variety of evidence, demonstrating the level of your experiential learning. Select one of these five experiences and write a 1-2 page reflective essay, exploring the ideas above.