MYP 

Personal Project

Overview

As a culminating project for the Middle Years Program, students will engage in an independent exploration where they will inquire, act, and reflect on a goal of their developing. Students will demonstrate important Approaches to Learning skills (ATL) as they explore an area that motivates them. Students create their own success criteria in which to measure their success on and reflect on at the end of the experience. 


See IB's presentation introducing the Personal Project. 


What is the Personal Project?


The personal project is a student-driven, inquiry-based project that takes place over an extended period of time. When it is complete, it should represent a significant body of work and should showcase the skills students have developed over the past several years. 


So, what does that mean?



What do students actually have to produce for this project?


There are four main components to the personal project:



*This presentation/exhibition will take place in the Thursday before spring break. 


Aims


Objectives

Students will accomplish three primary objectives during the course of the Personal Project:

Support

Expectations of Students


Expectations of Supervisors


Role of the Library and Community


Connection to Approaches to Learning (ATL) Skills

See https://www.mrsmacfarland.com/skills for more information.

Evidence


Setting a Goal

Action Plan and Applying ATL Skills

Explaining the Impact of the Personal Project


Maximum Length of Student Submission

 

Document File Types: .doc, .pdf. rtf

Recording File Types: .mp3, .m4a., .mp4, .mov, .m4v


Specifications


Moderation

Project is assessed and internally standardized by the supervisors

IB will require so many projects to check how closely they meet the standards


Assessment Criteria

24 marks

Criterion A:  Planning,  8 marks

Criterion B: Applying Skills, 8 marks

Criterion C: Reflecting, 8 marks

One page rubric of personal project


Detailed rubric of personal project


Global Contexts

Students will explore 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 on communities and environments; the impact of environments on human activity; how humans adapt environments to their needs.Students will explore 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 on communities and environments; the impact of environments on human activity; how humans adapt environments to their needs.

Sample Lines of Inquiry:




Students will explore identity; beliefs and values; personal, physical, mental, social and spiritual health; human relationships including families, friends, communities and cultures; what it means to be human.Students will explore identity; beliefs and values; personal, physical, mental, social and spiritual health; human relationships including families, friends, communities and cultures; what it means to be human.Students will explore identity; beliefs and values; personal, physical, mental, social and spiritual health; human relationships including families, friends, communities and cultures; what it means to be human.

Sample Lines of Inquiry:


Students will explore personal histories; homes and journeys; turning points in humankind; discoveries; explorations and migrations of humankind; the relationships between, and the interconnectedness of, individuals and civilizations, from personal, local and global perspectives.


Sample Lines of Inquiry:


Students will explore 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.

Sample Lines of Inquiry:


Students will explore the interconnectedness of human-made systems and communities; the relationship between local and global processes; how local experiences mediate the global; the opportunities and tensions provided by world-interconnectedness; the impact of decision-making on humankind and the environment.


Sample Lines of Inquiry:


Students will explore rights and responsibilities; the relationship between communities; sharing finite resources with other people and with other living things; access to equal opportunities; peace and conflict resolution.Students will explore rights and responsibilities; the relationship between communities; sharing finite resources with other people and with other living things; access to equal opportunities; peace and conflict resolution.Students will explore rights and responsibilities; the relationship between communities; sharing finite resources with other people and with other living things; access to equal opportunities; peace and conflict resolution.


Sample Lines of Inquiry:


Helpful Links

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HaQmegus5NE&list=PLrjp-MlSnYhYxqQHx2V8doq0L-dZlRPwd&index=1


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXCXma0BZzw


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gP5smG8wTiU


https://misslauraengland.blog/2015/04/10/a-guide-to-completing-your-ib-myp-personal-project/