On Friday my Grade 9 students submitted their Personal Project proposals. Most have been approved already, with a few needing a couple of tweaks. This week I will be busy matching supervisors, (with input from the learning support team, ESL teachers, MYP Coordinator and school psychologist, as well as teachers signing up to topics they are interested in).
I had never done a formal proposal form before - it is something I have inherited from our wonderful MYP Coordinator - and I have no idea why this was something I did not include previously.
I've updated our proposal form, to make it quite challenging. Some of the changes and reasons are:
Lastly - in a couple of days they will find out who their supervisor is. They will set up a pre-summer meeting, to decide on steps to take over the summer....BUT when they send the email, they will send a copy of the proposal. This means supervisor will already have a good understanding of the project! I will get students to add some 'to do' items on ManageBac, agree or expectations with supervisor , and they will discuss any approaches to learning that the student feels they will need support with, (for example, time-management issues, like procrastination).
As always, feel free to use my resources, (but give my credit).