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MYP Personal Project. A Capstone Experience for Palmer High School MYP Sophomores. Questions. What is the personal project? Why should I do a personal project? What support is available to me throughout the personal project? How do I communicate my achievements with others?.

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Myp personal project

MYP Personal Project

A Capstone Experience for Palmer High School

MYP Sophomores


Questions

Questions

  • What is the personal project?

  • Why should I do a personal project?

  • What support is available to me throughout the personal project?

  • How do I communicate my achievements with others?


What is the personal project

What is the personal project?

  • A capstone project for Palmer MYP students

  • An extension of your interests, skills, and individual abilities

  • A statement of your deeper understanding of the areas of interaction; the broad themes upon which the MYP resonates


What type of project can i do

What type of project can I do?

  • An original form of art (visual, dramatic, performing)

  • A written piece of work on a certain topic

  • A piece of literary fiction

  • An original science experiment

  • An invention

  • A developed business plan, organizational plan, new student organization etc.


Classic examples from years past

Classic Examples from Years Past:

  • Becoming fully licensed in SCUBA with checkout dive in Hawaii

  • Building a full-scale Inuit Kayak out of wood, w/o using glue or metal

  • Developing a scrapbook of favorite time

  • Building a piece of furniture out of wood


More great examples

More great examples:

  • Traveling to Ecuador to work with people in poverty

  • Learning how to cook gourmet chocolate desserts

  • Writing a novel

  • Directing a play

  • Coaching the North Middle School Forensics team

  • Learning how to dance, or sing, or play an instrument


Awesome photos of real projects

Awesome photos of REAL projects:


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Awesome photos of REAL projects:


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Awesome photos of REAL projects:


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Awesome photos of REAL projects:


Why is the personal project an important part of ib myp

Why is the Personal Project an important part of IB MYP?

  • It demonstrates your ability to organize, develop, and execute a long term project with independence,

  • It shows your mastery of essential skills in thinking, inquiry, commitment, and follow-through,

  • It serves as a way to share your interests, talents, and passions with others,

  • It indicates your readiness for the Diploma program,

  • Doing things because you are curious, motivated, interested is at the CORE of life-long learning!


Is help available if i get stuck

Is help available if I get stuck?

Yes, of course! Go straight to these people for extra help!

  • Your MYP personal project supervisor

  • Teachers who have similar interests

  • Parents/Guardians

  • Community mentors

  • Ms. Derr in IB office

  • Mr. McComb, MYP tech teacher


How do i communicate my achievements with others

How do I communicate my achievements with others?

  • Develop a Goal Statement first!

  • Regular meetings with supervisor

    • At least 5 meetings during your Tech semester

  • Completion of the project

  • Detailed reflection paper

  • On-going process journal

  • Participate in the Personal Project Open House

  • Multi-media presentation developed concurrently in MYP tech


How do i start

How do I start?

  • Develop and write a clear goal statement by next week

  • By May 13, select a supervisor from the Palmer faculty

  • Meet with your supervisor over the summer

  • Begin your research; start your bibliography immediately!!!

  • Begin your process journal this spring, and keep it actively updated!


What can i expect next year

What can I expect next year?

  • Your personal project will be due towards the end of the semester in which you take MYP Tech

  • During that semester:

    • Regular meetings with supervisor

    • Multi-media assignment

    • Completion of project, journal, paper

    • Open House night


Public exhibition night

Public Exhibition Night

May 4th, 2011

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Palmer Tech Room


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