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Implementing an Effective and Sustainable Service Learning in Your School

Harrow International School Beijing

May 4-5, 2018

Target Audience: Extra Curricular Activity Coordinators / Leadership and Service Coordinators / Heads of Department / Directors of Sport

Student benefits of service learning include enhanced opportunities for learning, and personal and social skill development. Students gain increased knowledge of academic materials, their communities, and themselves. Service learning is a form of experiential education that supports deep learning. Through their service learning activities, students apply classroom knowledge in practical settings to enhance their understanding of class materials. Service learning provides students with opportunities to develop social engagement skills. By working with community members, students can enhance their group, organisational and interpersonal skills. They also can gain important experience working with diverse members of their communities. Students can gain better understanding of themselves as they explore and develop ways to contribute to their communities. They can develop self-confidence and an enhanced commitment to public service.

This 2-day workshop will be split into the following themes;

Day 1 – What is service-learning? What does an effective Service Learning Program look like? How to implement an effective and sustainable Service Learning Program in your school?

Day 2 – What does Service Learning look like within China? How does Service Learning match the Chinese Curriculum? How can outside providers support your service learning program?

Presenter Profile:

Simon Joyce

Simon is the Head of Co Curricular Activities Department and a member of the Senior Management Team at The ISF Academy, Simon has worked in the Hong Kong education sector since 1993 serving at senior management level in both educational institutions and companies specializing in youth activity provision. Simon is a registered teacher in Hong Kong and holds a Bachelor of Physical Education degree from Newcastle University, Australia as well as a Master of Business Administration from the University of Adelaide. He has a keen interest in education and in supporting additional learning opportunities for students. In addition to his educational and business expertise, Simon has experience in establishing and implementing administration, marketing and communication systems.

Tim Sharpe

Tim is the current Head of Pre-Prep and a member of the Senior Management Team at Harrow Beijing. Currently in his 6th year in Beijing, Tim has been the Lower School Co Curricular Activities Coordinator for the last 4 years and holds a Bachelor of Education degree from Birmingham City University. He has a keen interest in education, in the personal development of students in the areas of wellbeing, conduct and leadership opportunities and how this matches the current. Tim is currently undertaking the NPQSL relating to Personal Development within his current school.

The Hutong Education Company

A long standing partner with Harrow School Beijing, the Hutong Education Company have been running unique and creative study programs to off-the-beaten-track destinations within China since 2009, with thorough professionalism and an impeccable safety record. They aim to broaden students’ horizons by exposing them to unique experiences throughout China. Their educational programs focus on a combination of cultural immersion, experiential outdoor education and service activities.

Attendees will travel to a meeting point in Beijing City to take part in an activity that will incorporate the use of a mobile phone application known as ‘The Go-Game’ and understand how it benefits students’ learning.

Two-Day Agenda:

Day 1

7:30-8:00Coffee and Pastries
8:00-8:30Keynote - Simon JoyceEstablishing an Effective and Sustainable Service Learning Framework that is ‘Values First’ to ensure it’s success.

8:30-10:00Simon Newbold
David Nicholson
John Hopkins

Service Learning at Harrow Beijing
10:15-12:15Implementing the Framework - Simon Joyce
The Service Learning Framework in action.
1:00-3:00Strategic Planning - Simon Joyce & Tim Sharpe

Simon and Tim will introduce strategic planning tools their schools utilize to successfully identify and evaluate programs.
3:15 - 4:30Case Study - Tim SharpeThe role of Heads of Department to help students apply classroom knowledge in practical settings to enhance their understanding of class materials.

Day 2

Time ActivityPurpose

Coffee and Pastries

8:10-8:30Keynote - Tim SharpeService Learning Program and the Chinese Curriculum
8:30-10:30Integrating Service Learning into Student PortfoliosPresentations will include students from Harrow introducing these projects:
Future Forests - Upper School
Save the Children (Den Day) - Lower School
10:45-12:00Identifying and Managing Outside Service Providers - Tim SharpeIntroduction on how to identify and manage outside service providers. Participants will be invited to share experiences with different service providers across China.
12:00-4:30The Hutong Education CompanyService Learning Activity in Beijing City in collaboration with The Hutong Education Company

Host School Information:

Harrow International School Beijing

Address: No. 287 Hegezhuang Village, Cuigezhuang County, Chaoyang District, Beijing China 100102

Phone: +86 10 6444 8900


The school has recommended the following hotels:

1. Crowne Plaza Lido, Beijing

Address: Building A, No. 6 Jingtai Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 10004

Phone: +86 10 6437 3388

The hotel is conveniently located at Chaoyang district in the center of the Lido area, famous for its up-market residents, international medical centers, restaurants & bars. The hotel is only 20 minutes’ drive from Beijing International Airport and close to Wangjing area. Commute easily to other parts of the city with the nearby Metro L14 &15 and the readily available taxis in the district.

All of the hotel guestrooms feature flat-screen TV, satellite channels, a large workspace and high-speed Internet access. The hotel is a 20-minute taxi ride from Harrow Beijing School. The room rate with this hotel is normally over CNY1, 000 per night.

2. Metropark Lido Hotel

Address: No. 6 Jiangtai Road, Chaoyang district, Beijing 100004

Phone: +86 10 6437 6237

The Metropark Lido Hotel,Beijing (Former Holiday Inn Lido Beijing), was established in 1984. On January 1st 2011, the hotel changed the name to Metropark Lido Hotel (former Holiday Inn Lido Beijing). It is a comprehensive 4-star-hotel integrating Accommodation, Restaurants & Bars, Apartment, Office Tower, Sports Club, Leisure Facilities, and International School & Kindergartens.

Just 17 km from the Beijing Capital International Airport, and the hotel is conveniently close to China International Exhibition Centre and 798 Art Zone, as well as within easy distance of many of Beijing's famous tourist attractions (Temple of Heaven, Great Wall, Ming Tomb, Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Houhai). The hotel is a 20-minute taxi ride from Harrow Beijing School. The room rate with this hotel is normally under CNY1, 000 per night.

Implementing Effective and Sustainable Service Learning in Your School Friday, May 4, 2018 - Saturday, May 5, 2018
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
For more information contact: Michael Iannini
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When: Friday, May 4, 2018 to Saturday, May 5, 2018
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Where: Harrow International School Beijing
Who: Hosted by: Michael Iannini
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$300 USD for ACAMIS members

$400 USD for non-members

Tea breaks and lunch are included for both days.

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