What is a personal project? • a personal project is an opportunity for you to create, design, build, discover, and/or invent what you want to • the personal project can take many forms, including: • a work of art • a piece of literaryfiction (creativewriting) • an original scienceexperiment • aninventionorspeciallydesignedobjectorsystem • thepresentation of a developedbusiness, management, ororganisationalplan • a writtenpiece of workon a specifictopic.
What is a good topic? • one that you really want to do • one that is personal • one that relates to one of the areas of interaction (in addition to ATL) • one that is manageable
What are some topics that students in other MYP schools have done? • creating a patchwork quilt • using art as autobiography • designing and creating a model of a vehicle • creating a documentary on dance • designing a paper wedding dress • designing and printing new uniforms • writing a short story set in a fantasy world • designing a football website (There is a list of sample topics on page 34 of your booklet.)
Why are you doing a personal project this year? • because it is part of the MYP certification process • because it is a great opportunity to show your ATL skills and your understanding of the Areas of Interaction • because it is a culminating activity for the MYP • because it is excellent preparation for the IB-diploma programme (and the extended essay) • because it is an opportunity for you to show your creative genius
What is involved in doing a personal project? • A PROJECT: you must choose a topic and create/design/invent/plan something significant to you • A PROCESS JOURNAL: you must keep a journal of all your ideas, research, challenges, interviews, diagrams, sources, etc. • A PERSONAL STATEMENT: after you complete your project, you will write a personal statement (up to 4000 words) which will be evaluated. Your process journal will provide much of the information for this paper.
Timelines (see p30) • 30 SEP Introduction • 2 OCT Students advise of area of interest • 5 OCT Notification of supervisors/students • 8 OCT Students arrange first meeting before this date • 22 OCT Topic chosen • 12 NOV Goal - Realistic • 26 NOV Plan • 10 DEC Research • 21 JAN Project Draft • 11 FEB Completed Project & Self evaluation • February Personal Project Presentation for parents and KIST students
What is the role of the supervisors? • The supervisors will meet with you regularly to listen to your ideas, to offer feedback, to answer questions you may have, and to ensure you are managing your time effectively. They may not be experts in your topic area • It is up to you to arrange any extra meetings with your supervisor • At homeroom this Friday you will nominate a topic that you want to complete your project on. • You will be advised of your supervisor on Monday 6th October • YOUorganise first meeting with your supervisor before Wednesday, October 8th.
Assessment (Pages 22-29) • Formative Assessment – regular feedback on development of project • Summative Assessment (Criteria A-G) (All criteria marked 0 - 4) A Planning & Development B Collection of Information/Resources C Choice and Application of Techniques D Analysis of Information E Organisation of the Written Work F Analysis of Process and Outcome G Personal Engagement
What do you have to do now? • Identify area of interest/possible topic • fill out “BEFORE YOU START” (p. 9 of booklet) • organiseto meet your supervisor (arrange meeting before next Wednesday) • recordany and all ideas for topics in your process journal (see P19) • read the student guide • talk to your parents/friend about topic ideas (and record in process journal)