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Carl Schurz High School
MYP Personal Project
Ms. Hawkins - Personal Project Coordinator
Ms. Stefl – IB Coordinator
- Yay, it’s a Personal Project Party!
- Brief overview of the Personal Project
- What are the major components?
- How to use the process journal
- Personal Project examples
- Topic interest form
- Next steps/timeline
“The Personal Project is an opportunity for
students to develop their own strengths
and discover new ones. It allows them to
explore the extent to which they are
developing the attributes of the IB Learner
Profile and becoming lifelong learners, as
described in the IB mission statement.”
MYP Personal Project Guide
Personal Project Overview
- It is a requirement of the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program (MYP).
- It will be graded internally and externally
- You will not be considered for the Diploma Program if you do not complete the project.
- You will complete this project ON YOUR OWN.
- It is a long-term project with the much of the work being done outside of class. (25 hours)
- You can do this project on ANYTHING that you are interested in and excited about!
- It should be connected to one of the Global Contexts.
- You will receive a lot of help and guidance throughout this process!
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Assessment for the MYP personal project is criterion-related, based on four
equally weighted assessment criteria.
Criterion A Investigating Maximum 8
Criterion B Planning Maximum 8
Criterion C Taking action Maximum 8
Criterion D Reflecting Maximum 8
These are the same as all subjects across the new MYP as all criteria are out of 8,
You must identify one of these Global Contexts to your Personal Project and
establish relevance to your topic (why it matters)
- Identities and relationships
- Orientation of time and space
- Personal and cultural expression
- Scientific and technological innovation
- Globalization and sustainability
- Fairness and development
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OF THE GUIDE
What do I need to turn in???
- The process journal – will be provided
- The research report (1500-3500 words in
- The product/presentation – video, art
work, website, the “thing” you produced
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4-5 OF YOUR
Are you interested in training for a marathon,
then you …
… could engage in
You will use the process journal in your discussion with your advisory
teacher AND specialist.
Entries should be made approximately 2-3 times per week for at least
a total of 30 entries overall by the completion of the project. It is a
•planning and brainstorming
•recording interactions with sources (i.e. teachers, supervisors)
•storing useful information – quotes, pictures, ideas, websites
•exploring ideas, writing down questions
•reflecting on learning
It is not…
•Written up after the process has been completed
•Additional work on top of the project; it is part of the project
•A static document with only one format
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TOPIC: Children with Autism
Global Context: Identities and
Research Question: What
skills will students with
Autism need in order to be
prepared for life after high
TOPIC: Wedding planning
Global Context: Personal
and cultural expression
Research Question: How
does one successfully plan a
Product: Two wedding look
* TODAY! Topic interest form due Oct. 9th
* Designated library dates (see project timeline)
* Signature form due to Ms. Stefl by Oct. 1st
* Personal Project info located in the “IB” section on the Schurz
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