IB MYP Community Project Objectives
October - November
What are some ideas, project, issues, or topics that interest us?
What do I know about it? What do others know about it?
Who or what needs help? What do they need, what needs to be done?
What has been done before?
Where or who can I talk to to find out more about it?
Why is this important? What is the global context?
Advisor check-in #1:
begin Process Journal
write proposal (who, what, where, when, why, how?) and get parent/guardian signature
create action plan (to-do list) for team members
December - January
Advisor Check-in #2: What will we do? Who will help? Who will document? How will we know if we met our goal?
What does our data show?
continue Process Journal
February - May
Advisor Check-in #3
Reflection - Did we meet our goal? Who did we help? How do we know? How can we improve our project and research?
How can we share our project? What changes should we make before final presentations?
What would make our project more sustainable?
Practice Presentations - Get feedback and revise
1) Advisory Practice Presentation
2) Gallery Walk
Final Presentations / Celebrations
1) IB Student Showcase Open House, April 17
2) Distinction Presentations for Community Panel (May 21 & 22 - optional)
3) IB Awards (Presidential Service Awards, IB Service Student of the Year)
4) Promote with Distinction at Promotion Ceremony
- If you skateboard, what are needs in the skateboaring community? What are problems skaters encounter? What needs to be done to help the community? What do skaters need? How can you work toward a solution?
- If you are interested in saving the earth and you noticed a lot of paper being wasted in classes, what could your team do about it? What could be a possible solution?
- If you are bothered by how much food is wasted at lunch, what can you do about it? How can you find a solution to the problem?
- If you like nature and hiking, identify a problem that needs to be studied such as invasive species in Rose Canyon. Is there data that needs to be collected to prove a problem? What is a solution to lack of data?
- If you like horses, what is a need in the horse community? What can you do for abandoned horses?
- If you like surfing, can you create a new type of board for someone who doesn't have use of his/her legs? How can you keep toxic chemicals from boards out of our landfill?
- If you like music, how can you use your talents to help, educate, or entertain others?
- What organizations are already working on issues that are important to you? How can you help the organization of your choice? What do they need?
- What has already been done or attempted?SW
- What communities are affected? (local, state, national, or global)
- What communities might benefit from or be able to help with our project?
- What do we think we know about the problem?
- What has been done already?
- What has worked? What has failed? Why?
- What do experts know already?
- What do we need to know?
- What research or data is missing?
- Can you design an investigation in order gather, organize and share original data? NOTE: If data is missing, maybe collecting relevant, current data can be your project.
GET HELP @ Take Action Tuesdays and Thursdays - Lunchtime in the upstairs Media Center Library, Builders Club/IB Office
NOTE: School reserves right to adjust dates as needed.