Friday, 15 September 2017

A: Investigating- due October 18/19

Dear grade 10s,

Due to schedule changes, we have changed the due date for Personal Project: A: Investigating to October 18/19.

You will receive a goal setting lesson through your Careers 10 class next week.

You must download and complete the Personal Project A: Investigating Form by October 18/19 and hand it in to your Career 10 teacher. It must be typed and printed, no exceptions.

A: Investigating

Objectives for A: Investigating
i.   define a clear goal and global context for the project, based on personal interests
ii.  identify prior learning and subject-specific knowledge relevant to the project
iii. demonstrate research skills

To complete this part of your Personal Project use your Process Journal to:

1. Brainstorm your interests, passions, and ideas
2. Conduct necessary research-you may need to visit websites, conduct interviews, create surveys, and do experiments- click here for a list of JH staff who might help you!
3. Identify what you already know and what you still need to find out
4. Use this example chart to identify a global context for your project
5. Clearly state a goal for your project in your report

A: Investigating Form Due October 18/19
Criterion A: Investigating Rubric 

Thursday, 7 September 2017

Personal Project 2017-2018 Official Launch

Dear Grade 10s,
It's the year you've been waiting for, your final year of the IB MYP Programme, and a big part of that process is your Personal Project! 
This presentation was launched in your Individuals and Societies (Socials 9) class last year and will be reviewed at the Grade 10 Assembly on September 12. If you were away, please review it here.


What is Personal Project?
The Personal Project is a sustained inquiry in which you will develop and create a project based on your interests and skills. Your project will require planning, research, written reporting, and will result in a completed product by February 13, 2018.

Your inquiry will be related to an exploration within one of the six Global Contexts.

You will receive guidance and supervision for the project through your Career Exploration 10 classes, but are expected to do the majority of the project on your own time. A minimum of 25 hours is expected for a successful project, so working on it for 1.5 hours per week between now and February 13, 2018 should cover it!


Timeline for Completion:
A: Investigating
September 12    Grade 10 assembly
Oct 18/19           Written Part A due
B: Planning
November 21   Report Card (A update)   
November 22/23 Written Part B due
C: Taking Action 
February 13    Showcase Day
D: Reflecting
February 23  Final Report due 

Final Report = all previous parts (A and B) combined with Written Part C and D 

Further information about the project is on this About Personal Project page.

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Grade 9s, Welcome to the Personal Project!

Dear Grade 9s,
Congratulations on successfully completing Grade 9! We are now getting ready for your final year of the IB MYP Programme, and a big part of that process is your Personal Project! 
This presentation was launched in your Individuals and Societies (Socials 9) class. If you were away, please review it here.

What is Personal Project?
The Personal Project is a sustained inquiry in which you will develop and create a project based on your interests and skills. Your project will require planning, research, written reporting, and will result in a completed product by February 13, 2018.

Your inquiry will be related to an exploration within one of the six Global Contexts.


You will receive guidance and supervision for the project through your Career Exploration 10 classes, but are expected to do the majority of the project on your own time. 

The summer is a great time to get started!

Further information about the project is on this About Personal Project page.

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Congratulations Grade 10s!

Dear Grade 10 Class of 2019,

Congratulations on completing your Personal Projects! Your rubrics and marks will be delivered in your Planning 10 Classes next week!

We are very proud of your accomplishments and hope that the Personal Project milestone will be a highlight in your journey as lifelong learners.


Thursday, 23 February 2017

Formatting Your Personal Project Report

Dear Grade 10s,

Please use this format for the Personal Project Reflection  Report

Organization of the Personal Project Report

Please use this as a template and make sure your report has the following title page, sections and subsections. Please make sure at least two paragraphs are written for each sub-section. Be specific and include details.

Title Page
(Must include all of the following and be written in ARIAL 16pt font)
This information should be centered both vertically and horizontally on the page and DOUBLE-SPACED.

Inquiry Question

MYP Personal Project Report

Global Context: (include which one you chose for your project)

Your name (first and last)

Johnston Heights Secondary School

Word Count – should be between 1500 and 3500 words

2016

Supervisor’s Name
Table of Contents:
A: Investigating                                                                                     pg.
B: Planning                                                                                           pg.
C: Taking action                                                                                   pg.
D: Reflecting                                                                                         pg.

Your report must include the above headings. The report must be written in 12pt ARIAL font and must be DOUBLE-SPACED.

See this page for an example of what your title page should look like.


Each sub-section (Investigation, Planning, Taking Action, Reflecting) must have a sub- heading in your report.

Monday, 20 February 2017

Personal Project Final Reflection

Congratulations on successfully presenting your Personal Project! Most of the students' projects showed depth of inquiry, detail, and passion and everyone at JH is very impressed.

To receive a final IB level and two credits for the Personal Project course, you must hand in your final reflection by MARCH 3. 

Click the linked information below for important handouts:
This information was also presented to you in person in Planning class by Mr. Lavoie and/or Ms. Hewett

Your Personal Project Reflection must fulfill the requirements on this handout (hard copy given in your Personal Project package)

Writing the Personal Project Report Guideline handout given out in planning class

Rubric on how you will be marked
Rubric on how you will be marked-one page version

Academic Honesty form must be included

Please contact your supervisor via email with any questions or concerns as soon as possible.

Thursday, 9 February 2017

PERSONAL PROJECT RESCHEDULED TO FRIDAY! FEB 10

Dear Grade 10 students,

Thank you for your flexibility and patience in this unexpected weather. The Personal Project Showcase is rescheduled to Friday, Feb 10.

1.     Personal Project Showcase is rescheduled for Friday, February 10. The sessions will run from 9-11 and from 12:45 to 2:45pm
2.      The evening Showcase is cancelled
3.      Students will present their project at the same time and location as on the schedule in the previous post
4.   All grade 10 students must report to their first morning and afternoon class on Friday and will be called down on the announcements to present.

We look forward to seeing you and all of your wonderful projects tomorrow!