What is the Personal Project? The 10th-grade Personal Project is something you do, as an individual, on a topic that interests you. It’s to show the skills you have developed over the years through the MYP Approaches to Learning, and applying them to one of the MYP Global Contexts.
To do your project, you need to complete a process journal. The journal helps to record your information while you’re working on your project. You should use the journal regularly for recording your quotes, pictures, and ideas. This journal will help you to write your final Personal Project paper.
The paper is a report in which you demonstrate your involvement with the project by summarizing the skills and experiences recorded in the process journal. Your paper should have between 1,500-3,500 words.
During the journaling and paper processes, you will be assigned an advisor to guide you on the timelines and requirements. You will meet with your advisor three times: when you start your project, halfway through your project, and at the conclusion of your project.
It is also helpful to find a mentor to guide your process, this person could be a teacher, a parent, or a community expert.
When you finish your project, there will be a Showcase, it is where you share your projects with your schoolmates along with your paper and journals.
Upon completing the project you will be honored at a recognition celebration.
For any questions or help, you can ask Ms. Bonk the MYP Coordinator.