MYP Personal Project Introduction

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An introduction to the MYP Personal Project. Includes a visual representation of the year and the Personal Project cycle. Also, advice on drafting highly challenging goals based on the MYP Personal Project Teacher Support Materials.

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MYP Personal Project Introduction

  1. 1. Personal Project Session One Friday, September 5
  2. 2. Today A Letter from the Past Visualizing the Personal Project Where to Start First Steps Goals Global Contexts
  3. 3. A Letter From the Past What We Know About Success To succeed, we must have confidence in our ability The key is not to eliminate setbacks, but to build up the ability to bounce back from setbacks One way to build this feeling is hearing from people with experience Getting Inoculated Against Failure Expose you to what might go wrong. Think about what you need to make things go right. Believe that you can do what needs to be done.
  4. 4. Read Your Letter At your table Talk about what your correspondent is telling you Moments in the process that they found difficult High points that gave them confidence they could succeed What kinds of help did they get to put them on the right track? What reassurance do they give that you can succeed? Any advice that they offer for you.
  5. 5. Investigating Planning Taking Action Reflecting
  6. 6. Investigating Define a goal based on personal interest Identify prior learning and subject specific knowledge Demonstrate research skills (ATL)
  7. 7. Planning Develop a proposal for action (with criteria for success) Plan and record the development process Demonstrate Self- Management Skills (ATL)
  8. 8. Taking Action Create a Product or Outcome Demonstrate Thinking Skills (ATL) Demonstrate Communication and Social Skills (ATL)
  9. 9. Reflecting Evaluate the Quality of the Product or Outcome Reflect on Knowledge and Understanding Demonstrate Development of ATL Skills and as an IB Learner
  10. 10. Where to Start Strengths and Weaknesses School subject Your Interests What you want to make Problem to be addressed
  11. 11. Outlining a Goal State a Basic and Appropriate Goal Outline a Clear and Challenging Goal Outline a Clear and Highly Challenging Goal To design my own electric violin To research violin design and violin making and then design my own violin To research violin design and violin making and then design and produce my own 4 or 5 string violin
  12. 12. Outlining a Goal State a Basic and Appropriate Goal Outline a Clear and Challenging Goal Outline a Clear and Highly Challenging Goal To design my own summer clothing collection To research current fashion trends and then design my own summer clothing collection To research current clothing trends and how to design patterns. Then design and create a summer clothing collection. Learn how to create a template website and market my designs.
  13. 13. Outlining a Goal State a Basic and Appropriate Goal Outline a Clear and Challenging Goal Outline a Clear and Highly Challenging Goal To raise 50 000 yen to support the education of a child in Southeast Asia To sponsor a Southeast Asian child’s university education by raising 200 000 yen To volunteer at UNICEF Japan over the December break and then raise 200 000 yen to sponsor a Southeast Asian child’s university education.
  14. 14. Outlining a Goal State a Basic and Appropriate Goal Outline a Clear and Challenging Goal Outline a Clear and Highly Challenging Goal To raise 50 000 yen to support the education of a child in Southeast Asia To sponsor a Southeast Asian child’s university education by raising 200 000 yen To volunteer at UNICEF Japan over the December break and then raise 200 000 yen to sponsor a Southeast Asian child’s university education.
  15. 15. What’s the Difference? What distinguishes a basic appropriate goal from one that is challenging? What distinguishes a challenging goal from one that is highly challenging? Basic goal Stating what you’re going to do or what you’re going to make. Challenging goal Outlining what you’re going to do and explaining what the purpose of your project is. Highly challenging goal Outlining a goal that has multiple parts and leads to greater learning Check the number of verbs in your goal More verbs require greater intensity, complexity, and learning.
  16. 16. Global Contexts
  17. 17. Global Contexts and the Personal Project Step One: Choose one global context to focus on through your personal project You can frame this connection this way An inquiry into Personal and Cultural Expression Step Two: Identify which part of the global context you will explore I will focus on the ways in which we reflect on, extend and enjoy our creativity Step Three Explain why you chose this particular global context Use the explanation included with each context I chose Personal and Cultural Expression because …
  18. 18. Identities and Relationships https://www.flickr.com/photos/chant3/
  19. 19. Identities and Relationships Who am I? Who are we? An inquiry into identity and relationships explores the following areas: Identity Beliefs and values Personal health Physical health Mental health Social health Spiritual health Human relationships, including families, friends, communities and cultures What it means to be human
  20. 20. Personal and Cultural Expression https://www.flickr.com/photos/candiedwomanire/
  21. 21. Personal and Cultural Expression What is the nature and purpose of creative expression? An inquiry into personal and cultural expression explores the following areas: The ways in which we discover and express ideas, feelings, nature, culture, beliefs and values The ways in which we reflect on, extend and enjoy our creativity Our appreciation of the aesthetic (beauty)
  22. 22. Orientation in Space and Time https://www.flickr.com/photos/t_zero/
  23. 23. Orientation in Space and Time What is the meaning of ‘when’ and ‘where’? An inquiry into orientation in space & time explores the following areas: Personal histories Homes and journeys Turning points in humankind Explorations and migrations of humankind Discoveries The relationships between, and the interconnectedness of, individuals and civilizations, from personal, local and global perspectives.
  24. 24. Technology and Innovation https://www.flickr.com/photos/mugley/
  25. 25. Technology and Innovation How do we understand the worlds in which we live? An inquiry into scientific and technical innovation explores the following areas: The natural world and its laws The interaction between people and the natural world How humans use their understanding of scientific principles The impact of scientific and technological advances of communities and environments The impact of environments on human activity How humans adapt environments to their needs
  26. 26. Fairness and Development https://www.flickr.com/photos/riacale/
  27. 27. Fairness and Development What are the consequences of our common humanity? An inquiry into fairness and development explores the following areas: Rights and responsibilities The relationships between communities Sharing finite resources with other people and with other living things Access to equal opportunities Peace and conflict resolution
  28. 28. Globalization and Sustainability https://www.flickr.com/photos/ironpoison_photos_69/
  29. 29. Globalization and Sustainability How is everything connected? An inquiry into globalization and sustainability explores the following areas: The interconnectedness of human-made systems and communities The relationship between local and global processes How local experiences mediate the global Reflect on the opportunities and tensions provided by world-interconnectedness The impact of decision-making on humankind and the environment

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