Personal Project Exhibition
Posted 23/02/2018 03:01PM

Personal Project Exhibition

On Tuesday, February 20th, Lincoln Community School celebrated our 10th grade scholars as they presented their Middle Years Program (MYP) Personal Projects, the culminating learning experience of the MYP, under the direction of LCS Personal Project Coordinator Mr. Michael Bishop-Obbin. The MYP Personal Project has three parts: a 1500-3500 word report, a product, and a process journal. LCS products on display included photographs, documentary films, original artwork and musical compositions, an invention to assist people with difficulties gripping, a novella, a collection of poetry, a computer made from discarded parts, a 100 kilometer run and fundraiser, and even a surfboard!

We are all very proud of our 10th grade scholars!Did you know? The Personal Project has four objectives: investigating, planning, taking action, and reflecting. Students' reports (which describe their product in words and photographs and include extracts from their process journal) will be internally assessed by teams of teachers this spring at LCS. Additionally, a randomly-selected set of reports will be sent away to external moderators so we can be assured that LCS students' work is being held to the same standards as students in the other 1300 MYP's in over 100 countries around the world. Students will be awarded official certificates of achievement from the International Baccalaureate (IB) in Fall 2018.

Humanities Teacher Mr. Fady Tabbara brought his 6th grade students to the 10th grade Personal Project exhibition. To prepare for the visit, they reviewed the four objectives of the Personal Project and paid attention to the Approaches to Learning skills included in their descriptions. They talked about how the MYP Personal Project was similar to the 5th grade Primary Years Program (PYP) Exhibition, because they are both culminating learning experiences of IB programs.

They noted that as 6th graders, in the first year of a five-year program, they'll be more successful in the Personal Project (and in the Diploma Program (DP) that comes afterwards) if they continue to develop their Approaches to Learning skills.Beyond the Personal Project, these Approaches to Learning are life skills, Mr. Tabbara told his students. Do you think your parents need to have good communication skills or good collaboration skills or organizational skills? Yes. Yes, and yes. These are skills that will help us for the rest of our lives. Sixth grade students listened and looked all through the exhibition, trying to identify Approaches to Learning (ATL) skills that were necessary to complete the project.

Sixth Grade Student Rehaan remarked, I got a preview of what I need to be working on, like how communication skills will be needed. Sixth Grade Student Samantha added, Sometimes we looked inside of the process journals and we could see all the ATL skills inside. Natasha's process journal was really fat and full of ATL skills and how she used them for her Personal Project. Congratulations, 10th grade LCS scholars, on completing the MYP Personal Project and inspiring your community to learn, lead, and connect.

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