“Never doubt that a smallgroup of committedindividuals can change theworld. Indeed it is the onlything that ever has”Margaret Mead
ACTION MESS!What are the key concepts ,ideas and words you connect with action? Action
TIC-TAC-TOE•Select 8 words from your action mess and put it in your T-T-T boxes.•Draw a straight line joining three of the words. Write a sentence to connect the three words.
TIC-TAC-TOE understandingConnection doing Real -life Action collaboration positive commitment inspiring
TIC-TAC-TOE In your group, try to use all the words from everyone’s T-T-T to create a mission statement of action!
PERSONAL READING•Refer to handout•Strategies for Taking Action•MPYPH pg. 25 - 27
WHAT IS ACTION?•Group yourself according to your year level. Briefly discuss some examples of actions that your students had taken (refer to handout).•Pin it up so that everyone can see!
WHAT MAKES AN ACTION UNIT?•Personal connection•Provocation•Links to emotions•Authenticity•Global and local issues•Problem finding and solving•Links to community•Enjoyment•Engaging•Inspiration
4 ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS OF SUCSESSFULINQUIRY……………to provoke actionEngaging – involving learners activelyRelevant – connected with their experiences in lifeChallenging – extending from their prior knowledgeSignificant – importance of understanding human experience
ACTION Don’t plan the Action…. …………plan FOR the Action
YOUR TURN TO SHINE!How can we promote action?•Get into 4 groups.•Choose 1 of the strategies given from the handout.•Discuss and present!
REFLECTION•How can we ensure that this can be put to use?•Review T3 unit planners.•Ensure that all the 4 essential elements are evident.•Include appropriate activities to promote action.
Action FOR Learning Is personal learning Is something you do to improve your learning Helps you learn and think Enhances your learning and the learning of others A way to get better/improve Helps us understand more Happens DURING the learning process (choose, act, reflect) Doing something after reflecting Leads us to taking action FROM our learning Examples include: looking for connections, sharing connections, taking descriptive feedback and turning it into a goal, reflecting and making personal changes
Action FROM Learning Action FROM learning is something a learner chooses to do because of what they are learning or have learned. Action FROM learning ranges from smaller scale actions taken by a learner such as changing something they personally do to make the world better (e.g. turning the tap off when brushing teeth) to larger scale action that involves others and requires a plan to follow through (e.g. organizing a clothing drive for a homeless shelter). Action FROM learning happens because something the learner was exposed to triggered them to take the “what” of their learning beyond the 4 walls of the classroom and out into the wider world. The learning brought the learner to the realization that
The PYP-ACTION cycle
What does ACTION look like? Action can be as simple as children actively turning off the water when they brush their teeth (and, even better, persuading their families to do the same) after learning about water conservation……………………
The Action Cycle Reflect… Choose (In the future, I will…)Balanced Open-MindedCaring PrincipledCommunicator Reflective Inquirer Risk-Taker Knowledgeable Thinker Act (This is what I did…)
Create a list of ways in whichstudents can take action -Teaching the community school students about rights and responsibilities. Students not wasting time on TV -Bringing books/resources from home to support understanding in the class Students asking questions on why people cannot live in peace Students standing up against bullying due to difference in colour. Students writing letters to the Principal to change a few things
-A CHILD REFUSED TO BRING JUNK FOOD EVEN ON THE DAY PERMITTED AFTER THE UNIT ON HEALTHY EATING. -Plant a garden and trees -Reduce Reuse Recycle -Students give lectures to other grade levels/schools/parents -Making promotional videos/brochures to raise awareness -clean up projects -Students involved in different drives like donating books, clothes and stationery. -Students involved in fund raising for under privileged children. Creating Awareness about sustainability of Resources in their environment. -Helping a hospital -Signature campaign in the community -water project. Provide them with equipment to assist communities
Create a list of ways in which youpromote action at your school-PARENTS WRITE ABOUT THE ACTIONS TAKEN AT HOME THRU THE PARENT REFLECTION -Action walls -Action displays that show the process and outcome -Recording using different technological mediums about student action and their reflections -Assemblies -journals -sharing with community -newsletters -publicity -circle time in classes -weekly certificates -Holding information sessions -Making posters and displaying them around school -Action blog --Trips to the community school (buddy reading)
-Creating websites-Exhibitions-Action tweets-Pages dedicated in the Annual magazine foraction-Action certificates-Students club themselves to choose a group ofwork in the action committee-Car pooling-Students encouraged to make models on energyeffective vehicles-Through portfolios and student/parentconferences-PTA publishes books of student work/writing-Conducting experiments-Writing letters to organizations-Protests portfolios
Action taken by studentsAn action wall in one of the PYP classroomsdepicting students actions and self-initiatedeffort
A student taking action in the Wangsa Majucampus after the unit on How the World Worksfocusing on conservation of energy
Students setting up booths in oneof the shopping malls for charity