Step 2: Planning
Develop Proposal: Topic, Goal, Global Context, Inquiry Question, Success Criteria, Process Journal
Personal Project Proposal
First step is to identify your topic, learning and product goals, global context (if applicable) and develop an inquiry question.
Global Context (Choose One): Why are we engaged in this inquiry? Why are these concepts important? Why is it important for me to understand? Why do people care about this topic?
Once you have filled out your proposal in your Google doc, then please copy and paste the learning and product goal in Managebac. Click on PERSONAL PROJECT and then EDIT GOAL under WORKSPACE.
Topic: Housing for Domestic Abuse Victims
Learning Goal: My learning goal is to research what housing options are available in the Austin greater area for women of domestic abuse. I want to learn what services are available to help these women transition to a safer life. I want to understand the needs of these women in order to develop a model for what would be an effective safe house for these women. I will research what already exists for housing and will reach out to two to three Domestic Abuse organizations to better understand my target audience and their needs.
Product Goal: My goal is to design blueprints and create a 3D model of a safe house for domestic abuse victims that will be able to house 20-30 women and children. For my goal, I will consider the function of the safe house, aesthetics to make it appealing, and my target audience along with the budgetary costs for materials and layout/sizes all within the timeframe of the personal project to finish in February.
Global Context: I chose Identities and Relationships since designing a safe house for domestic abuse victims reinforces the beliefs and values in society that everyone deserves to be happy and feel safe. The safe house will focus on providing a home to help women and children connect to each other in a supportive environment and community, stressing the importance of social and mental well being.
What design elements are important to consider when developing a shelter for domestic abuse victims, specially women and children within a specific budget for 25-30 people that will most address the mental and social well being of the audience?
Step two will be to develop the success criteria using this template. The success criteria measures the degree to which the product aspires to attain and which can be judged against at the completion of the project.
Success Criteria must be...
evaluative of the product
evaluative of the impact on the student or community
Ideas for specific product features
technique or material used
number of pages
quality of the language
Please see more detailed information at https://www.mrsmacfarland.com/personal-project/success-criteria
Connect idea to a Global Context.
Developing Success Criteria
Students create success criteria for their final product. This is a list of things that the product needs to do or have to be successful. Good success criteria should be based on research. Students should be able to gather evidence/feedback to help them evaluate each specification in their success criteria.
Students may wish to use skills learnt from writing specifications in their MYP design class or when writing a lab report in MYP science to help them write their success criteria.
Example of Success Criteria
What is Criteria?
Tips when writing criteria for the PP
Justify Success Criteria
Specifications for Your Criteria
Research: Evaluating Sources
CARDS for website evaluation
Note: The greater number of questions listed below answered "yes", the more likely it is you can determine whether the source is of high information quality. You can also use this guide to evaluate other sources too.
Students are expected to document the process for the Personal Project and will need to have evidence to show they have developed the necessary Approaches to Learning skills as well as have shown academic integrity. Students have flexibility to choose how they gather evidence using media, written, visual, audio, digital, or a combination of mediums.
Types of evidence
visual thinking diagrams (mind maps)
screenshots of blogs or websites
steps to a process
timelines or action plans
artifacts such as from a museum, performance, or gallery