Thursday, 11 January 2018

Happy New Year! Time to Take Action!

Happy New Year!

You are doing great work on your Personal Projects and Showcase Day is one month away!

What to do this month: Taking Action 

  1. Complete your goal and make your project
  2. Speak with teachers who can give you final advice. Click here for a list of teachers who have volunteered to give advice.
  3. Create a list of anything you need to borrow and arrange to borrow it
  4. Get a tri-fold board if you want one from Ms. McSkimming or Mr. Lavoie
  5. Create what you are presenting on Showcase Day- February 13
  6. Read over what you will need to write in your final report and start a draft- it is due Feb 23
  7. Be ready to meet with your supervisor in early February, with a list of equipment you need to borrow from the school (ie computers)-more info to come in class
  8. Tell your family and friends to mark their calendars- Feb 13 from 3:30pm-5:30pm is the evening showcase!
What you will present on Showcase Day:

  • Your Inquiry Question, goal, Global Context, and exploration
  • Evidence of Learning such as:
  • Research in point form/key points (you can elaborate when you talk to your audience)
  • Images, models, props, free samples, demonstrations, videos, or other relevant items to your project
  • Process Journal should be at your presentation area
  • Your presentation, no matter the format, should show your learning and growth

Friday, 22 December 2017

Happy Holidays and Taking Action!

Dear Grade 10s,

Happy Holidays! You are doing great work on your Personal Projects! Continue to Take Action and think about your presentation on Showcase Day, Feb 13.

If you need a tri-fold board before the break, please contact your Careers 10 teacher or Personal Project supervisor.

Taking Action Lesson shown in class explains what you need to do for C: Taking Action

Checklist of items needed on Showcase Day:

  • Your Inquiry Question, goal, Global Context, and exploration
  • Evidence of Learning such as:
  • Research in point form/key points (you can elaborate when you talk to your audience)
  • Images, models, props, free samples, demonstrations, videos, or other relevant items to your project
  • Process Journal should be at your presentation area
  • Your presentation, no matter the format, should show your learning and growth
See you in 2018!!!!

Friday, 8 December 2017

Continuing Part C-Taking Action

Reminder for all grade 10s, even if you have not had your second check-in with your supervisor, please start Taking Action on your Personal Project. Keep up the good work!

What do I do?
I. create a product/outcome in response to the goal, global context and criteria
II. demonstrate thinking skills
III. demonstrate communication and social skills

How do I do it?
1. Use your criteria, research, and information gathered to create a product or outcome
2. Conduct interviews, create prototypes, do surveys, etc -anything you need to do make the product or outcome happen
3. Ask my supervisor for help if needed, by email or in person.
4. Present on Showcase Day, February 13, 2018

Please see Ms. McSkimming or Mr. Lavoie if you would like to use a tri-fold board! 

Monday, 27 November 2017

Part C: Taking Action

Dear Grade 10 students,

Thank you to those who have handed in the Personal Project Part B: Planning! You are half way to being finished! Great work! For those who still need to hand it in, please give it to your Careers 10 teacher or Personal Project supervisor as soon as possible. You also must hand in your permission form as soon as possible. 

Now that you have decided on the criteria you need to succeed, you should be actively working on your project from now until it is due, February 13, 2018, this is Part C: Taking Action. Continue to record your progress and research in the process journal. You will be provided with tri-fold boards and we will check in with you regarding additional equipment needs shortly. Please be advised that there are limited numbers of computers available to use on the presentation day and that you are encouraged to provide your own technology if you need it. We will be checking in with you again to discuss Part B in early December and in January to finalize equipment needs and what rooms you will be presenting in.

IMPORTANT: we have been asking you to type the A: Investigating and B: Planning forms because you will need to include some of the information in your Final Reflection Report. Please do not delete your Part A and B files as you still need them. All Final Reflection Report information can be found under D: Reflecting by clicking here. D: Reflecting is due on February 23, 2018, 10 days after your Showcase. For your reference, a copy of how to write the final report and the final assessment rubric were emailed to you and are linked here if you click them. You can improve your level in Part A and B on the Final Report. Remember, the Final Report is not due until after you finish your project, but if you would like a head start, please feel free to begin. 

Please continue to email your supervisors or drop in during office hours at the Career Centre if you have questions about Personal Project. 

Keep up the good work!

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Starting Part B-Work on this part independently, as soon as you have your check-in

As soon as you meet with Mr. Lavoie or Ms. McSkimming on Part A, start Part B. You must follow the steps below, read the powerpoint below and then complete Planning: Form B by November 22/23. Be sure to incorporate your supervisor's feedback to improve your project and your final mark.

PLEASE GET YOUR PERMISSION FORM SIGNED AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AND RETURN TO YOUR CAREERS 10 TEACHER. A hard copy will be sent home, so you don't need to print it off.

Please keep your Investigating A form that we returned to you with your Process Journal.

Objectives for B: Planning
  1. develop criteria for the product/outcome
  2. plan and record the development process of the project
  3. demonstrate self-management skills

To complete this part of your Personal Project:

0. Read this important B: Planning powerpoint (click)
1. Decide how you know your project will be successful. These are your own criteria, not the Personal Project criteria.
2. Make your criteria.
3. Continue to conduct necessary research. 
4. Work on your project consistently by making any necessary diagrams, models, examples.
5. Record all of your progress in your process journal.
6. Complete the B: Planning Form due November 22/23

B: Planning Form due November 22/23
Criterion B Planning Rubric
Example Process Journal

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Part A: Check ins

Dear Grade 10 students,

Thank you for handing in your Part A: Investigating Forms. Please be aware that Mr. Lavoie and Ms. McSkimming will be meeting with you next week on November 1 and 2 and November 6 and 7.

Please be ready to discuss your project with them at that time. In the meantime, keep working towards completing your goal!

Good luck!

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Part A is due, time to continue working on your Personal Project!

Dear Grade 10s,

Please hand in your Investigating A form to your Careers teacher now! It is due! Continue to use http://jhpersonalproject.blogspot.ca/  to work on your project. New links and tabs have been added to serve you better.

Now, it is up to you to work on your project and record what you are doing in your process journal. Over the next few weeks, Mr. Lavoie and Ms. McSkimming will meet with you one on one.

Personal Project Supervisors are Mr. Lavoie (PJ) (A and C block) and Ms. McSkimming (B and D block)

It's always best to talk to us in person if you need help!

Mr. Lavoie is in the Career Centre on Mondays in Block A and C. Otherwise, find him in 4WL.
Ms. McSkimming is in the Career Centre Wednesdays in Block B, and daily in Block D. Otherwise, find her in 2HL or 2FP.

Email:
If you are in Block A or C, contact Mr. Lavoie (PJ) at lavoie_p@surreyschools.ca
If you are in Block B or D, contact Ms. McSkimming at mcskimming_s@surreyschools.ca