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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






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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