Taking Action Phase Document - Implementing 'Action' and 'Service Learning' in your Curriculum

Your Name and Title: Ms. Tosca Killoran MEd and Mr. Jeff Hoffart BEd

School, Library, or Organization Name: Bonn International School, ED-ucation Publishing

Co-Presenter Name(s): Tosca Killoran and Jeff Hoffart

Country from Which You Will Present: Germany

Language in Which You Will Present: English

Target Audience (such as primary school teachers, high school administrators, students, etc.): Administrators, All leveled Teachers, Curriculum Developers, CAS Coordinators, C&S Coordinators, IB Teachers

Short Session Description (one line):

         Implement an Action-focused Curriculum in your school using a Phase Document.

Full Session Description (one paragraph minimum):

         Every teacher wants their students to take action that makes a difference to and in the world. The Action Phase Document was created because the authors believe that  the concept of action is more a state of mind than a product. Action can only make a resonating difference to and in the world when it is developed in tandem with a toolbox of explicitly taught skills, modeled behaviors, scaffolded plans and a gradual release of responsibility. 

         This free document we will share contains: strands, sub-strands, phases and coded resources that complement the skills focused on at each stage of the learning journey towards sustained action. This is an iterative, working document and we welcome feedback as teachers work with their students through each phase.

Websites / URLs Associated with Your Session:

www.helptakeaction.com The site where the Action Phase Document and the supplementary resources are hosted.

www.actionhub.weebly.com - A hub of action-related websites created by students that we have worked with.

Taking Action Organizations:

http://www.actiontracker.org.uk is a site that you can record your small actions that have a big impact on the world. 

http://www.causes.com is free online platform that hosts tools for driving change. They help people who want to make a difference share ideas, find like minded friends, and make an impact.

http://www.voicesofyouth.org Voices of Youth (VOY) is a UNICEFʼs initiative and works to act as an online place for young people to learn more about issues affecting their world. Here, you can voice your thoughts and communicate your ideas with people around the globe.

http://www.tigweb.org Seeks to empower international youth to engage and connect in order to shape a more inclusive, peaceful and sustainable world.

www.dosomething.org An action website devoted to teenagers with a call to action.

www.wearewhatwedo.org A not-for-profit behavior change company that creates ways for people to do more small, good things.


A program of iEarn.

www.care2.com Make a difference by getting involved with a community of change agents.

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Again, if ED-ucation Publishing is a for profit group, you will need to be a sponsor of the conference in order to present.


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