The MYP Personal Project is a creative and independent piece of work completed by students in their sophomore year. The MYP Personal Project is a natural capstone project that reflects the pedagogy of MYP and the reflective work completed by students. Students will apply skills, knowledge, and understanding they have learned in the MYP Program and actively engage in the MYP Design Cycle by planning, researching, designing, creating, and presenting something students truly own. The project feeds students’ passions, prepares them to be inquiry-based 21st century learners, develops community relationships, and prepares and empowers them to continue on to the IB Diploma Programme. The Personal Project is a requirement for receiving the MYP certificate and for advancement into the Diploma Programme.
In the Personal Project the sophomore students aim to:
engage in personal inquiry on issues that are relevant to themselves through an area of interaction as a context for learning,
demonstrate the skills, attitudes and knowledge required to complete a project over an extended period of time,
reflect on their learning and knowledge (on their own and with others),
move towards thoughtful and positive action, and
develop confidence as lifelong learners.
The Personal Project is an exciting opportunity for students to pursue any subject about which they are passionate. This real world project asks students to demonstrate autonomy, mastery, and purpose in their design.
In the spring, the Personal Project Coordinators, Cheryl Paricio and Jennifer Radosovich, and MYP Coordinator, Alisa Wills-Keely, share with freshmen students the requirements and expectations of the project in major detail. As students enter the following year as sophomores, they begin working on their Personal Project with their supervisor and community mentor.
Parents and students are enrolled into our COLE site, so parents and students will have access to necessary documents and information. The project will be shared and presented during the MYP Super Saturday, March 21, 2015. The MYP Personal Project Showcase and MYP Completion Ceremony will be held April 21, 2015. The ceremony is a celebration of the MYP students and their dedication to a challenging and rich curriculum. Students will receive their official SHHS IB/MYP Certificate and official welcome into the IB/DP Program.
If you have questions or would like more information about the MYP Personal Project, please contact Cheryl Paricio, at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jennifer Radosovich at email@example.com.