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Service Learning Projects in the ES at ISM


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This slideshow from the ES Service Learning Coordinators describes the ES service learning projects here at International School Manila.

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Service Learning Projects in the ES at ISM

  2. 2. What is Service Learning? <ul><li>Service Learning is more than fundraising! </li></ul><ul><li>Service Learning connects students’ learning with the care and concern they have for their world. </li></ul><ul><li>“ The results are memorable, lifelong lessons for students and foster a stronger society for us all.” </li></ul><ul><li>Kaye, C.B. “The Complete Guide to Service Learning”, Free Spirit Publishing, 2004, p. 6 </li></ul>
  3. 3. What does Service Learning do for Students? <ul><li>When service learning connects the classroom to the community, students will: </li></ul><ul><li>Apply academic, social and personal skills to improve the community. </li></ul><ul><li>Make decisions that have real, not “imaginary” results. </li></ul><ul><li>Grow as individuals, gain respect for peers, and increase community involvement. </li></ul><ul><li>Experience success no matter what their ability level. </li></ul><ul><li>Gain a deeper understanding of themselves, their community, and society. </li></ul><ul><li>Develop as leaders who take initiative, solve problems, work as a team, and demonstrate their abilities while and through helping others. </li></ul><ul><li>Ibid., p.7 </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Papaya Partnerships <ul><li>Grade 5 Tiangge </li></ul><ul><li>Supporting the Livelihood Projects </li></ul>
  5. 5. The Papaya Partnerships <ul><li>Grade 4 Heroes Wall </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing learning and pride in Filipino achievement </li></ul>
  6. 6. The Papaya Partnerships <ul><li>Grade 3 Literacy Project </li></ul><ul><li>Supporting Literacy and the development of school resources. </li></ul>
  7. 7. The Papaya Partnerships <ul><li>Grade 2 Solar System Share </li></ul><ul><li>A collaboration between schools to explore the Solar System. </li></ul>
  8. 8. The Papaya Partnerships <ul><li>Grade 1 Friendship Day </li></ul><ul><li>Recognizing similarities and differences. </li></ul>
  9. 9. KEY POINTS <ul><li>Create sustainable partnerships </li></ul><ul><li>Not only fundraising </li></ul><ul><li>Linked to curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Empowering students </li></ul>
  10. 10. Distinct Service Learning Opportunities at ISM Exchange with People of Indigenous Culture (EPIC) has a partnership between ISM and a school for indigenous Mangyan people in Mindoro EPIC An orphanage for children who are physically and/or mentally challenged. Chosen Children’s Village – CCV GK777 is a Filipino organization that is taking action against poverty. Gawad Kalinga –GK777 An organization that works with the poorest of the poor children in inner city Manila. Child Hope Organizations that help less advantaged children near ISM. Care for Kanlungan (CFK) and Samahang Bukas Palad – (SBP) An organization working for the protection of animals Club Wild DESCRIPTION CLUB NAME
  11. 11. How can Parents get Involved? <ul><li>Volunteer to be a chaperone on visits to Papaya Academy. </li></ul><ul><li>Attend GK777 community events and encourage student participation. </li></ul><ul><li>Talk with your child about what these projects mean and the difference they make. </li></ul><ul><li>Be role models – demonstrate that helping others is a choice we can all make. (Saturday Service Program). </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage your child to make this decision everyday – at home and at school. </li></ul><ul><li>Acknowledge child’s efforts, in simple ways, as they learn this lifelong skill. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Want more information? <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>> About Us > ES Service Learning Program </li></ul><ul><li>OR CONTACT </li></ul><ul><li>Shannon Grabow and Wayne Hamaguchi </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>