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Personal Project: Personal Project Home & Required Forms

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PP Timeline and Deadlines

Timeline
May 12 to August 14 2021
  • Introduction to PP parents & students
  • May 12-18 set topic
  • June 2 Project proposal
  • June 10 Final Goal Statement
  • June 30 June Initial Action and Research Plan
  • During the summer research, track changes in action plan
  • NO changes to goal after August 14

August 18 to November 2 2021

  • Independent research
  • August Compulsory meeting with Supervisor to share action plan and progress
  • Taking action with outcome/product
  • Meetings with Supervisor as required
  • November 2 Product Submission due on MB

November 2021 to February 2022

  • Report writing Workshops
  • Meetings with Supervisor as required
  • November 30 2021 Checkpoint Report of Criteria A & B due
  • January 18 2022 First Draft submission of all Criteria due
  • February 11 2022 Final Report submitted to MB & Academic Honesty Form to PP Coordinator
  • February 24 2022 Completed display board due to PP Coordinator
  • March 3 2022 PP Exhibition
  • March 20 Projects submitted to IB for Moderation

Student Forms & Mandatory Documents

Use ManageBac for:

  • Personal Project Proposal and Goal Statement
  • Process Journal including updates to your Action Plan
  • Recording meetings with  Supervisor and Mentors

Credit Box

This LibGuide was created by Kathy Fester, using and adapting information from the from the OCC (Online Curriculum Centre IBO)MYP Projects Guide 2016 and Yokohama International School Personal Project Guide and the Mater-Christi College Personal Project Guide

Thank You!

Concordian International School, Bangkok

The content is shared under a Creative Commons Attribuition-Noncommerical license.

Personal Project Overview

   

The aim of the MYP Personal Project is to encourage and enable you to:

  • explore an interest that is personally meaningful
  • take ownership of their learning by undertaking a self-directed inquiry.
  • transfer and apply skills in pursuit of a learning goal and the creation of a product
  • recognize and evidence personal growth and development
  • engage in structured reflection on the process and product

 

The inquiry process in MYP projects involves a wide range of activities that extend knowledge and understanding and develops skills and attitudes.

The Personal Project involves:

  • deciding what you want to learn about
  • identifying your prior knowledge
  • discovering what you will need to know to complete the project
  • creating proposals or criteria for your project
  • planning your time and materials
  • recording developments of the project
  • making decisions
  • developing understanding and solving problems,
  • communicating with your supervisor and others
  • creating a product or developing an outcome
  • evaluating the product/outcome and reflecting on your project and your learning.

Recommended time: 25 hours

Each project is completed individually. No group projects.

The project begins May in MYP 4 and finishes in February in MYP 5. You set the pace of your action plan based on what necessary to meet your highly challenging goal, however, there will be deadlines to submit work along the way.

 

The Personal Project is assessed using three Criteria. 

  • Criterion A: Planning (8 marks)
  • Criterion B: Applying skills (8 marks)
  • Criterion CL Reflection (8 marks)

You will be graded on the submission of a final product/outcome based on your goal, and a formal report (15 pages).

What do I submit?

  1. Cover sheet See Home Page for Forms
  2. Academic Honesty form In ManageBac
  3. Report: max 15 pages. The Process Journal is indirectly assessed through the extracts used as evidence.
  4. Product or outcome include the product or up to 5 still images or 30 seconds of video of the product
  5. Process Journal for Demonstration (not assessed)

Here are examples of more specific Products/Outcomes from Quaker Valley School District

Topic/Idea

(interest area, concern or talent area)

Product

(what the student actually did or made)

Audience

(who saw it, used it, benefited from it or was interested in it)

Raising money for educational materials

Teacher/student volleyball fundraiser tournament

The school population

Cooking

Family recipe book

Her extended family

Boat Design

Full size row boat

Personal use

Photography

Photo mosaic of children

General public in hospital pediatric wing

World Religions

Seminar/panel discussion with religious clergy

Interested HS students

Piano

Series of lessons

An elementary student

Ceramics

Pinch pot bowls for sale, proceeds to support charity

The general public

Classical music

Performance CD

QVHS music classes

Sailing

Feature story in online magazine

Sailing enthusiasts and subscribers of the publication

Raising chickens

Chicken coop and egg production system

His family

Carpentry

Backyard survival shelter

His family

Dangers of driving under the influence

Demonstration lesson of traffic stop and sobriety tests

Health classes

Firefighting

Collection and donation of used, outdated equipment to needy foreign country

Foreign firefighters

Weight loss

Nutrition and exercise plan

Self-improvement

Smoking risks

Presentation on methods to quit

Grandparent smoker

Dog training

Pet’s certification as therapeutic guide dog

Students with special needs

Dog training

Constructed agility course

Family dog

Writing

Novelette

Publishers

Teaching

Math lessons

Elementary students

Cake decorating

Cake-off contest for Make a Wish

QV students

Forestry

Timber management plan of acreage

Family's business

Non-profit organizations

Creation of new non-profit

General public

Haitian relief

Bracelet construction and fund raising

Elementary students

Family history

Video tribute to grandfather

Family

Equine anatomy

Book

Horse enthusiasts club

Theatre and playwriting

Original one act play performance

General public

Guitar building

Working custom guitar

Self

Interior design

Decorated room

Family

Whaling

Informative public display

Library patrons

Helping others achieve dreams – The Buried Life

Winning photograph, stop motion video,  Bucket List research

Contest voters, YouTube audience, sophomore class

Lacrosse

Custom constructed historic lacrosse stick

Self and lacrosse enthusiasts

Software design

iPhone app

self and friends

Music performance

Benefit rock concert

Public/attendees

Fly Fishing

Video demonstration of new skills, flies tied

Family and self

3D Art

Life-sized sculpture using recycled metal

Public

Organ donation

Public service announcement video

16 year olds about to get driver’s licenses

International cuisine

Dessert creation and recipe book

World Language classes

Bullying

Lesson series

Middle school girls

Shakespeare

Performance of Twelfth Night

General public

Fashion design

Original dress

Self and friends

Entrepreneurism

Business plan

Interested investors

Claymation

Original video

YouTube viewers

Stock market

Portfolio and sales tracking data

Contest judges and financial planner

Martial Arts

Lessons in self-defense

Participants

Physics

Particle accelerator

Self and interested students

Heart defects

Dance marathon fundraiser

Participants, donations to Children’s Hospital

Fire Safety Education

Santa Meet and Greet fundraiser to buy educational robot

Children and parents

Cartography

Map of running trails

Runners/park visitors

Surfing

Custom-built surfboard

Self, other surfers

Stained glass

Original art

Family

History

Queen Elizabeth monologue performance

AP History class

Building a computer

Custom designed and built personal computer

Self and family

Global economics

Euro-Challenge competition

Team and judges

Woodworking

China cabinet

Family

Honduras orphans

Public service video highlighting need and soliciting donations

Spanish classes

Landscape design

Plot plan for family grounds

Family and neighbors

Metal working

Custom welded cart on lawn tractor

Parent

Carpentry

Outdoor treated park bench

Public park visitors

Fitness

Weight and agility training to improve running speed

Self

Costume design

Original ballet tutu

Self and other performers

7 Steps to Get You Started

Chinese Librarian

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