Personal Project Handbook
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Personal Project Due Dates
Note: There will be a Collab block meetings with your supervisor and research blocks in the library. It is your responsibility to set up all other meetings with your supervisor so that you can meet the deadlines listed below.
| Confirm topic, goal, global context and product/outcome WITH Teacher Approval – hand it in to your supervisor (1st meeting Academic honesty form)||September 14|
| Bibliography and Process journal linked to your supervisor through noodletools.com Share the Assessment Specifications||October 12|
| At least 9 entries in your process journal (regarding the first eight weeks of the project – topic, goal, global context, product/outcome choice, supervisor meetings and library session) Criteria (specifications) for the product/outcome due (add to your process journal) (2nd meeting – Academic honesty form)||November 9|
|Annotated Bibliography At least 5 thoughtfully annotated sources through noodletools.com||November 9|
| Product/Outcome Rough copy due. Share the Assessment Specifications||December 14|
|Product due (3rd meeting – Academic Honesty Form) Hand in the physical product or a picture of it if it is too large to bring to school Or Outcome due Pictures/video of the event or activity||January 11|
|Process Journal due – through Google doc connected through noodletools.com 15 entries minimum (1-9 submitted in November)||January 11|
|Report due – (Final Academic Honesty Form signature) Printed – includes title page and 10 excerpts from your process journal.||February 8|
|Exhibition Poster board – bought and decorated according to directions Product/outcome clearly displayed||March 8|
|Collaboration Block Activity||Date|
|1||Confirm topic, goal, global context and Product/Outcome in Supervisor’s Google Classroom – (Academic Honesty form entry #1)||Sept. 14|
|2||Confirm Annotated Bibliography. Create and share the Assessment Specifications YOU MUST CREATE for Criteria A and B with Supervisor.||Oct 12|
|3||Submit Process Journal entries 1-9. (AH #2). Submit final Annotated Bibliography.||November 9|
|4||Product/Outcome Rough Draft Sharing. Create and share the Assessment Specifications YOU MUST CREATE for Criteria C and D with advisor.||December 14|
|5||Product Outcome and Process Journal DUE (AH #3)||January 11|
|6||Rough Draft – Review your report draft with your supervisor||January 18|
|7||Collect FINAL reports||February 8|
Personal Project Course Description
In the final year of the program (grade 10) the students “engage in a personal project which allows them to demonstrate the understanding and skills they have developed throughout the program”.
The Personal Project is a 2 credit independent directed study that is required to complete the certificate for the MYP programme. The course involves choosing a topic that interests the student personally and an area of interaction (human ingenuity, environments, health and social education, community and service or approaches to learning) that helps the student to develop a project with a clear and specific focus.
During the course, the student will think about, investigate, plan, create, report and present the personal project. The assessment of the course involves a process journal (record of involvement in the course), product or outcome (Performances: play, dance, song, speech, Published writing: creative prose, collection of poetry, major essay, extended article, script, review, Events: Fund-raising evening, service in action, celebration, major event, Static visual displays: photographs, art, poster, model, artifact, drawings, statistical data or Interactive displays: web site, video, audio-visual, animation) and a final report.
At specific intervals during the course, students will meet with their supervisor to:
- discuss the area of interaction and topic/question to ensure they complement each other
- create a schedule for completing the project
- discuss and review the student’s progress with the project
- get help when a part of the project starts to present difficulti