While students will develop their own timeline for the project using a template in their shared Google folder, they will need to factor in these dates into their timeline.

  • March 10th: Exhibition in Mays Gym (parents are invited after carline from 4:30-5:30 to see student displays and hear elevator pitch)

  • Friday, March 25th: Final Paper Due to Managebac (Goes to IB)

Timeline Personal Project

End of 9th Grade Year

Step 1: Generating Ideas and Investigating Options

  1. May: Introduction

    1. Personal Project and brainstorm and generate ideas.

    2. See link for generating ideas.

10th Grade Year

Step 2: Planning, Criterion A

  1. August -September: Investigating, Researching

    1. develop your goal

    2. receive supervisor, initial Meeting with candidate/supervisor #1

    3. outline a topic, decide on goal and global context

    4. research: select relevant resources and gather information

    5. begin developing criteria

    6. begin process journal

  2. October-November: Planning

    1. finalize on product/outcome/success criteria

    2. continue researching: select, evaluate, and acknowledge information

    3. work on product and outcome

    4. attend a work in progress session with candidate/supervisor Meeting #2 (meet by mid Nov)

Step 3: Applying ATL Skills & Taking Action, Criterion A

  1. November -December: Taking Action

    1. Continue working on product and outcome

    2. mid- January: PD Advisor Meeting

Step 4: Finishing Action, Reflecting

  1. January/February : Finish Action, Reflect

    1. evaluate the quality of the product based on the criteria

    2. reflect on learning

    3. meet with supervisor by end of February/early March (no later than March 5th) to discuss progress and receive feedback on the draft of report Meeting #3 with supervisor

Step 5: Exhibition and Personal Project Report

  1. March

    1. students complete their final reflection in the MEETINGS WITH SUPERVISORS in Managebac

    2. Exhibition, Thursday, March 10th, Personal Project Expo and Parent/Community Night

    3. students revise and complete paper, FINAL PERSONAL PROJECT PAPER due Friday, March 25TH in Managebac.

    4. candidate/supervisor, supervisors use Academic Honesty Form-

    5. prepare for exhibition with your Personal Project Booth Display and Personal Project Display Worksheet

  2. April

    1. Wednesday, April 6th, PP Coordinator meets with supervisors to score and standardize student reports and calibrate, all Papers assessed

    2. academic honesty meeting form completed

    3. Wednesday, April 16th: all files are uploaded to IBIS, moderated samples are uploaded, predicted grades entered into IBIS

Supervisor Meetings

Tentative Dates for Meetings

Supervisors will have three meetings with the Personal Project Coordinator.

Supervisors/PP Coordinator ONLY, NO STUDENTS:

  • September 1: Supervisors select topics of interest from spreadsheet (no student names)

  • December 8th: Discuss expectations for completing research/taking action/see examples

  • Feb 21st: Grading of the PP and Standardization using IB exemplars

  • April 6th: Assessment and Calibration of all PP Papers

Supervisor/Student Meetings:

  • REQUIRED: Meet with supervisor by September 30: 1st Meeting (Investigating: review goals/refine goals/discuss process journal and taking action)

  • OPTIONAL: Meet with supervisor by October 20: Optional Meeting (Planning: finalize criteria/discuss research process/work in progress/taking action)

  • REQUIRED: Meet with supervisor by Nov 17: 2nd Meeting (Taking Action: discuss plan to complete product applying research to outcome, evaluate research criteria)

  • OPTIONAL: Meet with supervisor by January 12: Optional Meeting (Finishing Action/Reflecting: discuss finalizing product and finishing action, begin written component, begin reflecting)

  • REQUIRED: Meet with supervisor by February 22nd: 3rd Meeting (Reflecting: discuss reflection, report due, preparing for exhibition)