Making the Personal Project Personal Understanding Expectations and Creating Individual Timelines Overview Learning Intention: We will be successful when we can create and evaluate a personal timeline, which includes the end goal and steps the student must take along the way to meet their end goal. Success Criteria: I will be successful when I can -understand Personal Project expectations -review important dates -discuss with peers our end goal -create a personal timeline to meet end goal Expectations: Quick Review Remember: as an all IB school it is an expectation that ALL sophomores complete the Personal Project Below is a list of some of the basic expectations to be aware of throughout the year -Completion of the process journal -4 evidence checks -Final report -Showcase presentation Process Journal It is similar to a dairy, in which you record your experiences throughout each stage of your project. It is important that you keep a written account of all problems and solutions you experienced through each stage of the “design cycle.” You are expected to have a MINIMUM of 15 journal entries! What is your end goal? At this point, it is important that all students have a clear end goal. This means that they know exactly what it is they plan to exhibit at the showcase on March 19th. Think-Pair-Share -In 2-3 sentences write down your end goal -Share your end goal with a peer -Who is willing to share their end goal with the group? How are you going to accomplish your goals? There are required deadlines to ensure you are ready to go on March 19th at the Personal Project Showcase! The following are the evidence check dates: Evidence 1) September 19th Evidence 2) November 14th Evidence 3) January 16th Evidence 4) February 20th You will be expected to submit a written report of your project to your school supervisor on March 2nd Time To Get Personal! Every student’s project is unique to them; therefore every individual’s timeline is going to be somewhat different. Your personal timeline should include school deadlines as well as your own goals for accomplishing things. Meet Brandon Brandon’s goal is to raise money to support a local independent living facility for adults with Down Syndrome and other cognitive disabilities. Brandon plans to organize two bake sales, one at his mother’s work, and another through an after school group he is involved in. The money he earns from both bake sales will be donated to the local independent living facility. After the money is donated, he would like to interview workers and residents at the facility to collect first-hand information on how the donations impacted the facility. At the showcase, Brandon plans to create a poster board which exhibits pictures from both bake sales, as well as comments/feedback he received from workers and residents about the money that was donated. Creating Brandon’s Personal Timeline Month Date and Description of what I Plan to Accomplish October 20th-meet with staff members from mom’s work to discuss bake sale plans 25th-go over details with friends and family who will be assisting 27th- interview works and residents to find out what items they could use at their facility November 14th –evidence check 2 25th-formalize list of all the items needed for both bake sales 28th- hold bake sale at mom’s work 29th-deposit all money earned into volunteer account December 10th- hold bake sale with youth group 11th-deposit all money earned into volunteer account January 16th-evidence check 3 20th-interview workers at independent living facility 27th-interview residents at independent living facility February 15th- Print out all pictures from events 20th-evidence check 4 21st- beginning drafting paper 25th- beginning making poster board to display project March 2nd-submit paper to supervisor 15th- finalize all touches to poster board for showcase Creating Your Own Timeline Use the half sheet provided to begin working on your own timeline (if you prefer to draw your own timeline in your journal that is fine too). The dates that are prefilled are the dates we have set up to help keep you on track. Add in your own dates and expectations for yourself and staple this sheet into your process journal. This would be a great thing to show your supervisor at your next meeting with them!