NHS Service

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.
Community service day by Muffet, on Flickr
Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic License  by  Muffet 

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