MYP Personal Project Student Seminars
The seminars are interactive, targeted scaffolds to foster the skills and communicate information for scholars to stay on track for successful completion. It is highly encouraged that scholars make every effort to attend the six (6) seminars from 3-4:30pm; however, in the event that they cannot attend, information will be uploaded below each description following the seminar. It will be the scholar’s responsibility to obtain missed information and consult with his/her supervisor or other resources if they have any questions or concerns.
The Basics: ManageBac & Handbooks – Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Come join us to receive login directions along with a crash course on how to use ManageBac, including inputting your topic and research question, uploading journal entries and research websites, and filling out meeting notes for the academic honesty form. You will also run through the handbook and take note of the resources available and your points of contact during the year.
ATL is Not Just an Airport Code for Atlanta – Tuesday, October 30, 2018
You’ve likely used these things called ATL (Approaches to Learning) skills BUT you probably didn’t realize that you were using them and that they had a specific name. We will discuss each of the strands of ATL skills and provide you with specific examples. You will no doubt be an expert on ATL skills by the end of this seminar.
Revised – Research: A How To On How To (formerly – Process Journal– A Visual Guide of All That You Do) – Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Every second, every minute, every web search, every email, every drawing, every picture, every meeting, EVERYTHING COUNTS!! The main purpose of the MYP Personal Project is to experience a PROCESS while completing something from start to finish. We will discuss the importance of documenting everything, uploading it to ManageBac and narrowing down entries for the reflection appendices.
Revised – Process Journal– A Visual Guide of All That You Do (formerly- Research: A How To On How To) – Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Research doesn’t have to be boring, it doesn’t have to be hard. Any and every one can research any and every thing! Join us and learn how to simplify yet maximize your research experience. We will work on biting off a chewable amount, prioritizing and practicing good time management, categorizing information and choosing accurate and beneficial sources.
Everything Fits Somewhere: A Lesson on Global Contexts – Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Now that you know your topic, you’re hammering away at your research and likely using those ATL skills like it’s your job, let’s add one more thing to your plate. Don’t worry, you can handle it! Let’s explore global contexts– there are 6 of them and no matter what your topic and research are about, one thing’s for certain– they fall into one of these global contexts. These contexts will help you make connections and sound oh so smart…and GLOBAL (lol).
I’ve Done A Lot…Now What? – Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Your product or outcome should be wrapping up BUT there’s still some things you need to know. Join us as we go through the checklists of all checklists. We will discuss the pieces to include in the final submission, the criterion that your supervisor will assess you on and what that means for you.
Reflection: Looking Into the Mirror That Is the Personal Project – Tuesday, March 12, 2019
This may very easily be the most important seminar, friends! In this session, we will discuss all things REFLECTION. You’ve made it this far and have put in the 25 necessary hours to complete your project. We have a few questions for you: How was it? Did you learn anything? Something about a specific topic? Something about yourself? What did you struggle with? What did you excel at? These questions and more will be the focus of our discussion as you share your responses with peers and prepare to include them in the last but not least part of your project– the reflective report. Keep in mind that your report will reference all of the sources you used in researching and completing your project. The importance of citing sources cannot be overlooked and is necessary for your personal project submission. We will pull all of your sources together and get them cited step-by-step into an impressive bibliography for your report….and maybe a little celebration for all of your hard work this year!