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  1. The Personal projectcohort 2011 Parent Orientation

  2. The Personal Project: An Overview • An independent, long-term project • Created, designed, completed by students • Pre-Diploma: Extended Essay prep • Goal, Product and Personal Project Paper (4,000 words) • Public Exhibition • RESEARCH based • Culmination of the IBO Middle Years Program: Learning Without Walls

  3. FABULOUS PAST PROJECTS • A NEWSHOUR TV PROGRAM INVESTIGATING CLEAN WATER ACCESS IN NIGERIA • TEACHING A FOURTEEN YEAR OLD GIRL HOW TO READ • DESIGNING AND BUILDING A SOLAR POWERED MODEL BOAT • AN ORAL HISTORY PROJECT/ CREATIVE WRITING – TEEN LIFE IN GERMANY DURING WORLD WAR II • PROPOGANDA POSTER ART CAMPAIGN ABOUT GIRLS’ BODY IMAGE • EXPLORING INDUSTRIALIZATION AND GLOBALIZATION IN PHNOM PENH THROUGH POP ART PHOTOGRAPHY • COACHING A SOCCER TEAM OF DEVELOPMENTALLY CHALLENGED YOUTH IN GHANA • A STUDY OF THE CARBON FOOTPRINT OF LINCOLN SCHOOL AND A PROPOSAL PRESENTATION TO THE BOARD FOR REDUCING IT

  4. Assessment • Based on paper – but without a good product, no paper! • Criterion Referenced • Standardized by a a team of three to four teachers • Moderated by the IBO

  5. ASSESSMENT CRITERIA • PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT • COLLECTION OF INFORMATION AND RESOURCES • CHOICE AND APPLICATION OF TECHNIQUES • ANAYSIS OF INFORMATION • ORGANIZATION OF WRITTEN WORK • ANALYSIS OF PROCESS AND OUTCOME • PERSONAL ENGAGEMENT

  6. SUPERVISORS MEET REGULARLY WITH STUDENTS HELP STUDENTS NARROW AND FOCUS THEIR IDEAS REVIEW STUDENT’S PROCESS JOURNAL WITH STUDENT GIVE FEEDBACK COMMUNICATE WITH COORDINATOR AND PARENTS ASSESS PERSONAL ENGAGEMENT IT IS THE STUDENT’S RESPONSIBILITY TO MAKE APPOINTMENTS WITH THE SUPERVISOR!!

  7. FIRST DUE DATES (changes) September 20th: Action Plan + November 17th: Research Analysis • Justification of GOAL, PRODUCT, AOI • Detailed Action Plan: Backwards from GOAL • RESEARCH QUESTIONS • Working bibliography • Complete Bibliography • Research Evidence • Write up of research: New learning re: Context, AOI, Subject, Goal, Product, impact on original action plan • Revisions and progress check on Action Plan

  8. MORE DUE DATES JANUARY 17TH PRODUCT and ROUGH DRAFT DUE (feedback by January 24TH) FEBRUARY 17TH FINAL DRAFT DUE

  9. HOW CAN YOU HELP? • TALK TO STUDENTS ABOUT THEIR TOPICS, PROJECTS AND PROGRESS • HELP STUDENTS OBTAIN MATERIALS • GUIDE STUDENTS IN PLANNING THEIR TIME EFFECTIVELY • KEEP DEADLINE DATES ON PROMINENT DISPLAY AT HOME • CONTACT SUPERVISOR, GRADE LEVEL TEAM LEADER OR PERSONAL PROJECT COORDINATOR WITH CONCERNS