Personal Project Handbook
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Personal Project Due Dates
Refer to the information below to help you effectively manage your time with regards to your Personal Project. Once you confirm which Group you are in for your Period 2 class (Group A or B), record the corresponding session dates and times in your Google calendar.
Group A – If you have been assigned to Group A for your Period 2 class, you will be joining the MANDATORY monthly Tuesday in-person Personal Project sessions with your supervisor. You supervisor will contact you if anything differs from this list
Group B – If you have been assigned to Group B for your Period 2 class, you will be joining the MANDATORY monthly Thursday in-person Personal Project sessions with your supervisor. You supervisor will contact you if anything differs from this list
These are MANDATORY monthly sessions which will be from 12:20-1:30pm. You will have time with your Personal Project supervisor to get support and to ensure that you are on the right track with your project. The location will be determined by your supervisor.
These are MANDATORY lessons posted on Google Classroom for you to complete; however, you will have 2 weeks to review the lesson and to work on the activities before meeting your supervisor again.
Academic Honesty Forms
These forms (p.21) are to be completed by the student by reflecting on what has been discussed with their supervisor. The student and supervisor sign the forms to confirm the accuracy of information.
|Session Type||To do List||Group A||Group B|
|In-person|| Connect with your Personal Project Supervisor Review Lesson 1: Personal Project Proposal||September 15||September 17|
|Remote||DUE: - Personal Project Proposal Survey Review Lesson 2: Process Journals Work on your process journals||September 21||September 21|
|Remote|| Review Lesson 3: Annotated Bibliographies||October 5||October 5|
|In-person||DUE: Academic Honesty form #1 Refine your process journals. Refine your annotated bibliographies.||October 20||October 22|
|Remote|| Review Lesson 4: Product/Outcome Criteria||November 2||November 2|
|In-person||DUE: 5 annotated bibliographies & 9 process journals Refine your assessment criteria Refine your product/outcome documentation||November 17||November 19|
|Remote|| Review Lesson 5: Written Report Draft||November 30||November 30|
|In-person||DUE: Product/outcome documentation draft, Product/outcome assessment criteria draft & Academic Honesty form #2 Refine your written report draft||December 15||December 17|
|Remote|| Review Lesson 6: Final Written Report||January 4||January 4|
|In-person||DUE: Written report draft (12 paragraphs) including: (8 annotated bibliographies, 15 process journals, Final product/outcome documentation, Final product/outcome assessment criteria) Refine your written report draft before submitting it.||January 19||January 21|
|Remote|| Review Lesson 7: The Exhibition||Feburary 1||February 1|
|In-person||DUE: Final written report, ATL reflection on “Grad Class of 2023” page & Sign Academic Honesty form #3 Refine your exhibition presentation||February 16||February 18|
|TBD|| The Exhibition: Display your product/outcome (digital or in-person, TBD)||March 4||March 4|
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