Creating a better personal project Making it understandable for students and manageable for teachers (2023)

Creating a better personal project Making it understandable for students and manageable for teachers (1)

Sara Phillips

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The MYP personal project is an important rite of passage for middle school seniors.

"The personal project gives students the opportunity to independently and age-appropriately research the area that interests them. Through a process of inquiry, action and reflection, students are encouraged to demonstrate and improve their ATL skills.”

-Personal project guide (2021)


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Creating a better personal project Making it understandable for students and manageable for teachers (2)

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var CAMPAIGN_KEYWORDS = [ { key: "utm_source" }, { key: "utm_medium" }, { key: "utm_campaign" }, { key: "utm_content" }, { key: "utm_term" } ]; // start update let your_school = ""; let tools = ""; // start new update jQuery(".building_a_better_personal_project_sticky_show_school").css("display", "none"); jQuery("#building_a_better_personal_project_sticky_tool_error").css("display", "none"); // new development jQuery(".building_a_better_personal_project_sticky_show_whatsapp_field").css("display", "none"); // new development jQuery(".should_receive_event_update_wrapper").css("display", "none"); // new development function checkTool() { if(tools.length <= 0){ jQuery(".download-form-loading").css("display", "none"); jQuery("#building_a_better_personal_project_sticky_tool_error").css("display", "block"); jQuery("#building_a_better_personal_project_sticky_tool_error").css("visibility", "visible"); return; } else { jQuery("#building_a_better_personal_project_sticky_tool_error").css("display", "none"); } } jQuery(document).ready(function(){ jQuery("#building_a_better_personal_project_sticky_label_1").click(function() { if( jQuery("#building_a_better_personal_project_sticky_role_1").is(":checked") || jQuery("#building_a_better_personal_project_sticky_role_3").is(":checked") || jQuery("#building_a_better_personal_project_sticky_role_5").is(":checked")){ jQuery(".building_a_better_personal_project_sticky_show_school").css("display", "block"); } else{ jQuery(".building_a_better_personal_project_sticky_show_school").css("display", "none"); } }); jQuery("#building_a_better_personal_project_sticky_label_3").click(function() { if( jQuery("#building_a_better_personal_project_sticky_role_1").is(":checked") || jQuery("#building_a_better_personal_project_sticky_role_3").is(":checked") || jQuery("#building_a_better_personal_project_sticky_role_5").is(":checked")){ jQuery(".building_a_better_personal_project_sticky_show_school").css("display", "block"); } else{ jQuery(".building_a_better_personal_project_sticky_show_school").css("display", "none"); } }); jQuery("#building_a_better_personal_project_sticky_label_5").click(function() { if( jQuery("#building_a_better_personal_project_sticky_role_1").is(":checked") || jQuery("#building_a_better_personal_project_sticky_role_3").is(":checked") || jQuery("#building_a_better_personal_project_sticky_role_5").is(":checked")){ jQuery(".building_a_better_personal_project_sticky_show_school").css("display", "block"); } else{ jQuery(".building_a_better_personal_project_sticky_show_school").css("display", "none"); } }); jQuery(".your-school-radio").click(function() { your_school = jQuery(this).find("input[name=building_a_better_personal_project_sticky_your_school]").val(); }); jQuery("#building_a_better_personal_project_sticky_label_1").click(function() { if( jQuery("#building_a_better_personal_project_sticky_role_1").is(":checked")){ jQuery(".building_a_better_personal_project_sticky_show_whatsapp_field").css("display", "grid"); jQuery(".should_receive_event_update_wrapper").css("display", "flex"); } else{ jQuery(".building_a_better_personal_project_sticky_show_whatsapp_field").css("display", "none"); jQuery(".should_receive_event_update_wrapper").css("display", "none"); } }); }); // end update let curriculums = []; let fieldData = {}; jQuery("#building_a_better_personal_project_sticky_role_error").css("display", "none"); function checkRole() { if(curriculums.length <= 0){ jQuery(".download-form-loading").css("display", "none"); jQuery("#building_a_better_personal_project_sticky_role_error").css("display", "block"); jQuery("#building_a_better_personal_project_sticky_role_error").css("visibility", "visible"); return; } else { jQuery("#building_a_better_personal_project_sticky_role_error").css("display", "none"); } } jQuery(".download-form-success-not-email-btn").click(function() { jQuery(".modal-content").scrollTop(); jQuery(".form-details").scrollTop(); jQuery(".download-form-loading").css("display", "none"); jQuery(".download-form-success-modal").fadeOut(100); jQuery(".download-form-success-modal").css("display", "none"); jQuery(".download-modal-container").fadeIn(100); jQuery(".download-modal-container").css("display", "flex"); }); jQuery("#building_a_better_personal_project_stickyshould_receive_update_label").on("click", function(){ var checkbox = jQuery("#building_a_better_personal_project_stickyshould_receive_update"); checkbox.prop("checked", !checkbox.prop("checked")); }); jQuery("#building_a_better_personal_project_sticky_label_1").on("click", function(){ var checkbox3 = jQuery("#building_a_better_personal_project_sticky_role_1"); checkbox3.prop("checked", !checkbox3.prop("checked")); if($("#building_a_better_personal_project_sticky_role_1").is(":checked")){ curriculums.push(jQuery("#building_a_better_personal_project_sticky_role_1").val()); } else { curriculums.splice($.inArray(jQuery("#building_a_better_personal_project_sticky_role_1").val(),curriculums) ,1 ); } }); jQuery("#building_a_better_personal_project_sticky_label_2").on("click", function(){ var checkbox3 = jQuery("#building_a_better_personal_project_sticky_role_2"); checkbox3.prop("checked", !checkbox3.prop("checked")); if($("#building_a_better_personal_project_sticky_role_2").is(":checked")){ curriculums.push(jQuery("#building_a_better_personal_project_sticky_role_2").val()); } else { curriculums.splice($.inArray(jQuery("#building_a_better_personal_project_sticky_role_2").val(),curriculums) ,1 ); } }); jQuery("#building_a_better_personal_project_sticky_label_3").on("click", function(){ var checkbox3 = jQuery("#building_a_better_personal_project_sticky_role_3"); checkbox3.prop("checked", !checkbox3.prop("checked")); if($("#building_a_better_personal_project_sticky_role_3").is(":checked")){ curriculums.push(jQuery("#building_a_better_personal_project_sticky_role_3").val()); } else { curriculums.splice($.inArray(jQuery("#building_a_better_personal_project_sticky_role_3").val(),curriculums) ,1 ); } }); jQuery("#building_a_better_personal_project_sticky_label_4").on("click", function(){ var checkbox3 = jQuery("#building_a_better_personal_project_sticky_role_4"); checkbox3.prop("checked", !checkbox3.prop("checked")); if($("#building_a_better_personal_project_sticky_role_4").is(":checked")){ curriculums.push(jQuery("#building_a_better_personal_project_sticky_role_4").val()); } else { curriculums.splice($.inArray(jQuery("#building_a_better_personal_project_sticky_role_4").val(),curriculums) ,1 ); } }); jQuery("#building_a_better_personal_project_sticky_label_5").on("click", function(){ var checkbox3 = jQuery("#building_a_better_personal_project_sticky_role_5"); checkbox3.prop("checked", !checkbox3.prop("checked")); if($("#building_a_better_personal_project_sticky_role_5").is(":checked")){ curriculums.push(jQuery("#building_a_better_personal_project_sticky_role_5").val()); } else { curriculums.splice($.inArray(jQuery("#building_a_better_personal_project_sticky_role_5").val(),curriculums) ,1 ); } }); jQuery("#building_a_better_personal_project_sticky_label_6").on("click", function(){ var checkbox3 = jQuery("#building_a_better_personal_project_sticky_role_6"); checkbox3.prop("checked", !checkbox3.prop("checked")); if($("#building_a_better_personal_project_sticky_role_6").is(":checked")){ curriculums.push(jQuery("#building_a_better_personal_project_sticky_role_6").val()); } else { curriculums.splice($.inArray(jQuery("#building_a_better_personal_project_sticky_role_6").val(),curriculums) ,1 ); } }); jQuery("#building_a_better_personal_project_sticky_label_7").on("click", function(){ var checkbox3 = jQuery("#building_a_better_personal_project_sticky_role_7"); checkbox3.prop("checked", !checkbox3.prop("checked")); if($("#building_a_better_personal_project_sticky_role_7").is(":checked")){ curriculums.push(jQuery("#building_a_better_personal_project_sticky_role_7").val()); } else { curriculums.splice($.inArray(jQuery("#building_a_better_personal_project_sticky_role_7").val(),curriculums) ,1 ); } }); jQuery("#building_a_better_personal_project_sticky_label_8").on("click", function(){ var checkbox3 = jQuery("#building_a_better_personal_project_sticky_role_8"); checkbox3.prop("checked", !checkbox3.prop("checked")); if($("#building_a_better_personal_project_sticky_role_8").is(":checked")){ curriculums.push(jQuery("#building_a_better_personal_project_sticky_role_8").val()); } else { curriculums.splice($.inArray(jQuery("#building_a_better_personal_project_sticky_role_8").val(),curriculums) ,1 ); } }); jQuery("#building_a_better_personal_project_sticky_label_9").on("click", function(){ var checkbox3 = jQuery("#building_a_better_personal_project_sticky_role_9"); checkbox3.prop("checked", !checkbox3.prop("checked")); if($("#building_a_better_personal_project_sticky_role_9").is(":checked")){ curriculums.push(jQuery("#building_a_better_personal_project_sticky_role_9").val()); } else { curriculums.splice($.inArray(jQuery("#building_a_better_personal_project_sticky_role_9").val(),curriculums) ,1 ); } }); jQuery("#building_a_better_personal_project_sticky_label_10").on("click", function(){ var checkbox3 = jQuery("#building_a_better_personal_project_sticky_role_10"); checkbox3.prop("checked", !checkbox3.prop("checked")); if($("#building_a_better_personal_project_sticky_role_10").is(":checked")){ curriculums.push(jQuery("#building_a_better_personal_project_sticky_role_10").val()); } else { curriculums.splice($.inArray(jQuery("#building_a_better_personal_project_sticky_role_10").val(),curriculums) ,1 ); } }); jQuery("#building_a_better_personal_project_sticky_label_11").on("click", function(){ var checkbox3 = jQuery("#building_a_better_personal_project_sticky_role_11"); checkbox3.prop("checked", !checkbox3.prop("checked")); if($("#building_a_better_personal_project_sticky_role_11").is(":checked")){ curriculums.push(jQuery("#building_a_better_personal_project_sticky_role_11").val()); } else { curriculums.splice($.inArray(jQuery("#building_a_better_personal_project_sticky_role_11").val(),curriculums) ,1 ); } }); jQuery("#building_a_better_personal_project_sticky_label_12").on("click", function(){ var checkbox3 = jQuery("#building_a_better_personal_project_sticky_role_12"); checkbox3.prop("checked", !checkbox3.prop("checked")); if($("#building_a_better_personal_project_sticky_role_12").is(":checked")){ curriculums.push(jQuery("#building_a_better_personal_project_sticky_role_12").val()); } else { curriculums.splice($.inArray(jQuery("#building_a_better_personal_project_sticky_role_12").val(),curriculums) ,1 ); } }); jQuery(".building_a_better_personal_project_sticky_curriculum-options").on("click", function(){ curriculums = []; jQuery.each(jQuery("input[name='building_a_better_personal_project_sticky_curriculum_option']:checked"), function(){ curriculums.push(jQuery(this).val()); }); checkRole(); }); // start update jQuery("#building_a_better_personal_project_sticky_label_google").on("click", function(){ var checkbox3 = jQuery("#building_a_better_personal_project_sticky_tool_1"); checkbox3.prop("checked", !checkbox3.prop("checked")); if($("#building_a_better_personal_project_sticky_tool_1").is(":checked")){ tools.push(jQuery("#building_a_better_personal_project_sticky_tool_1").val()); } else { tools.splice($.inArray(jQuery("#building_a_better_personal_project_sticky_tool_1").val(),tools) ,1 ); } }); jQuery("#building_a_better_personal_project_sticky_label_managebac").on("click", function(){ var checkbox3 = jQuery("#building_a_better_personal_project_sticky_tool_2"); checkbox3.prop("checked", !checkbox3.prop("checked")); if($("#building_a_better_personal_project_sticky_tool_2").is(":checked")){ tools.push(jQuery("#building_a_better_personal_project_sticky_tool_2").val()); } else { tools.splice($.inArray(jQuery("#building_a_better_personal_project_sticky_tool_2").val(),tools) ,1 ); } }); jQuery("#building_a_better_personal_project_sticky_label_seesaw").on("click", function(){ var checkbox3 = jQuery("#building_a_better_personal_project_sticky_tool_3"); checkbox3.prop("checked", !checkbox3.prop("checked")); if($("#building_a_better_personal_project_sticky_tool_3").is(":checked")){ tools.push(jQuery("#building_a_better_personal_project_sticky_tool_3").val()); } else { tools.splice($.inArray(jQuery("#building_a_better_personal_project_sticky_tool_3").val(),tools) ,1 ); } }); jQuery("#building_a_better_personal_project_sticky_label_others").on("click", function(){ var checkbox3 = jQuery("#building_a_better_personal_project_sticky_tool_4"); checkbox3.prop("checked", !checkbox3.prop("checked")); if($("#building_a_better_personal_project_sticky_tool_4").is(":checked")){ tools.push(jQuery("#building_a_better_personal_project_sticky_tool_4").val()); } else { tools.splice($.inArray(jQuery("#building_a_better_personal_project_sticky_tool_4").val(),tools) ,1 ); } }); jQuery(".building_a_better_personal_project_sticky_tools-options").on("click", function(){ tools = []; jQuery.each(jQuery("input[name='building_a_better_personal_project_sticky_tools_option']:checked"), function(){ tools.push(jQuery(this).val()); }); checkTool(); }); // end update fields.forEach(field => { jQuery(`#form-building_a_better_personal_project_sticky-${field}-error`).css("visibility", "hidden"); }); fields.forEach(field => { jQuery(`#form-building_a_better_personal_project_sticky-${field}`).focusout(function() { verifyField(field); }); }); fields.forEach(field => { jQuery(`#form-building_a_better_personal_project_sticky-${field}`).on("input", function() { verifyField(field); }); }); function verifyField(fieldName) { fieldValue = jQuery(`#form-building_a_better_personal_project_sticky-${fieldName}`).val(); if((fieldName == "name" && fieldName != "") || (fieldName == "email" && fieldName != "")){ fieldValue = fieldValue.trim(); } var notValid = fieldValue == ""; // if (fieldName == "content") { // fieldValue = jQuery(`#form-building_a_better_personal_project_sticky-${fieldName}`) // .children(":selected") // .val(); // console.log(fieldValue); // notValid = !fieldValue || fieldValue == "" || fieldValue=="Please select" || fieldValue.length <= 1 ; // } else { // notValid = notValid || fieldValue.length <= 1; // } if (fieldName == "email") { notValid = notValid || !IsEmail(fieldValue); } if (notValid) { jQuery(`#form-building_a_better_personal_project_sticky-${fieldName}`).css("border", "solid 1px #f75961"); jQuery(`#form-building_a_better_personal_project_sticky-${fieldName}-error`).css("visibility", "visible"); fieldData[fieldName] = ""; } else { jQuery(`#form-building_a_better_personal_project_sticky-${fieldName}`).css("border", "solid 1px #797979"); jQuery(`#form-building_a_better_personal_project_sticky-${fieldName}-error`).css("visibility", "hidden"); fieldData[fieldName] = fieldValue; } return !notValid; } jQuery("#building_a_better_personal_project_stickyshould_receive_update").click(function() { verifyCheckbox(); }); function verifyCheckbox() { fieldData["shouldReceiveUpdate"] = jQuery("#building_a_better_personal_project_stickyshould_receive_update").is( ":checked" ); } // start update jQuery("#building_a_better_personal_project_stickyshould_receive_event_update").click(function() { verifyWhatsAppCheckbox(); }); function verifyWhatsAppCheckbox() { fieldData["shouldReceiveWhatsAppUpdate"] = jQuery("#building_a_better_personal_project_stickyshould_receive_event_update").is( ":checked" ); } // end update function IsEmail(email) { var regex = /^([a-zA-Z0-9_\.\-\+])+\@(([a-zA-Z0-9\-])+\.)+([a-zA-Z0-9]{2,4})+$/; if (!regex.test(email)) { console.log("error6"); return false; } else { return true; } } function IsUrl(url) { var regex = /^(https?:\/\/)?(www\.)[-a-zA-Z0-9@:%._\+~#=]{2,256}\.[a-z]{2,4}\b([-a-zA-Z0-9@:%_\+.~#?&//=]*)|(https?:\/\/)?(www\.)?(?!ww)[-a-zA-Z0-9@:%._\+~#=]{2,256}\.[a-z]{2,4}\b([-a-zA-Z0-9@:%_\+.~#?&//=]*)$/; if (!regex.test(url)) { console.log("error7"); return false; } else { return true; } } // start new update jQuery(".building_a_better_personal_project_sticky_show_school label").click(function(event) { if ($("#building_a_better_personal_project_sticky_demo_candidate").prop("checked") || $("#building_a_better_personal_project_sticky_demo_authorized").prop("checked")) { jQuery("#building_a_better_personal_project_sticky_yourschool_role_error").css("display", "none"); } }); jQuery("#building_a_better_personal_project_sticky_your_tools").on("change keyup paste", function(){ jQuery("#building_a_better_personal_project_sticky_tool_error").css("display", "none"); }); // end new update jQuery("#building_a_better_personal_project_sticky_form_button").click(function(event) { event.preventDefault(); const results = => { return verifyField(field); }); // start new update if($("#building_a_better_personal_project_sticky_role_1").is(":checked") || $("#building_a_better_personal_project_sticky_role_3").is(":checked") || $("#building_a_better_personal_project_sticky_role_5").is(":checked")){ //console.log("#building_a_better_personal_project_sticky_demo_candidate"); if ($("#building_a_better_personal_project_sticky_demo_candidate").prop("checked") || $("#building_a_better_personal_project_sticky_demo_authorized").prop("checked")) { jQuery("#building_a_better_personal_project_sticky_yourschool_role_error").css("display", "none"); } else{ jQuery("#building_a_better_personal_project_sticky_yourschool_role_error").css("display", "block"); console.log("error2"); return false; } } var role_new = jQuery(".role-new #select-selected").text();console.log("role new:"+role_new);if(role_new == "Please select" || role_new == "Please selectPlease select" || role_new == "Please selectPlease selectPlease select"){jQuery("#curriculum-error").css("display", "block"); console.log("error3");return false;}else{jQuery("#curriculum-error").css("display", "none");} // end new update var source = ""; const allValid = results.filter(item => !item).length == 0; if(curriculums.length <= 0){ jQuery(".download-form-loading").css("display", "none"); jQuery("#building_a_better_personal_project_sticky_role_error").css("display", "block"); jQuery("#building_a_better_personal_project_sticky-alertBox").fadeIn(300); setTimeout(function() { jQuery("#building_a_better_personal_project_sticky-alertBox").fadeOut(300); }, 3000); return; } else { jQuery("#building_a_better_personal_project_sticky_role_error").css("display", "none"); } // start new update tools = jQuery("#building_a_better_personal_project_sticky_your_tools").val(); if(tools == ""){ jQuery("#building_a_better_personal_project_sticky_tool_error").css("display", "block"); jQuery("#building_a_better_personal_project_sticky_tool_error").css("visibility", "visible"); console.log("error4"); return false; } else { jQuery("#building_a_better_personal_project_sticky_tool_error").css("display", "none"); } // end new update if (!allValid) { jQuery("#building_a_better_personal_project_sticky-alertBox").fadeIn(300); setTimeout(function() { jQuery("#building_a_better_personal_project_sticky-alertBox").fadeOut(300); }, 1500); console.log("error8"); return false; } // start new update let whatsapp_no = ""; let should_receive_event_update = ""; // end new update var tag_name = jQuery("#form-tag-name").val(); let blog_url = jQuery("#form-blog-url").val(); let resource_url = ""; let resource_name = "Building a Better Personal Project by Sarah Phillips"; let poster_image = ""; let poster_color = jQuery("#form-poster-color").val(); let should_receive_update = jQuery("#building_a_better_personal_project_stickyshould_receive_update").is( ":checked" ); fieldData["shouldReceiveUpdate"]=should_receive_update; fieldData["shouldReceiveWhatsAppUpdate"]=should_receive_event_update; // start update fieldData["curriculum"]= curriculums; fieldData["tools"]= tools; // start update fieldData["whatsapp_no"]= whatsapp_no; // start update fieldData["your_school"]= your_school; // start update fieldData["school"]= jQuery("#building_a_better_personal_project_sticky_download_resource_form_school_select option:selected").text(); var utmData = localStorage.getItem("learnUtmUrl"); var hutk = document.cookie.replace(/(?:(?:^|.*;\s*)hubspotutk\s*\=\s*([^;]*).*$)|^.*$/, "$1"); var data = { ...(fieldData || {}), blogUrl:window.location.href, url: resource_url, utmData:utmData, title:resource_name, jobTitle:fieldData["role"], posterImage:poster_image, posterColor:poster_color, shouldReceiveUpdate:should_receive_update, shouldReceiveWhatsAppUpdate:should_receive_event_update, // start update your_school:your_school, // start update tools:tools, // start update whatsapp_no : whatsapp_no, // start update type:"RESOURCE_DOWNLOAD", nurture_email_template_id: "", categoryIds:[308,431], curriculum:curriculums, acTag:"", coordinator_image:"", coordinator_url:"", teacher_r1_image:"", teacher_r1_url:"", teacher_r2_image:"", teacher_r2_url:"", hutk: !_.isEmpty(hutk) ? hutk : "", } hubspotTracking(data); jQuery(".download-form-loading").css("display", "flex"); $.ajax({ type: "POST", url: "", data: JSON.stringify(data), contentType: "application/json; charset=utf-8", crossDomain: true, dataType: "json", success: function(data, status) { window.dataLayer = window.dataLayer || [];window.dataLayer.push({ "event": "learnformSubmission", "formType": "Learn Registration" }); (function(w,d,s,l,i){w[l]=w[l]||[];w[l].push({"gtm.start":new Date().getTime(),event:"gtm.js"});var f=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],j=d.createElement(s),dl=l!="dataLayer"?"&l="+l:"";j.async=true;j.src=""+i+dl;f.parentNode.insertBefore(j,f);})(window,document,"script","dataLayer","GTM-TRNWKC6"); localStorage.setItem("userDataNew", JSON.stringify(fieldData)); localStorage.setItem("userData", JSON.stringify(fieldData)); jQuery(".download-modal-container").fadeOut(100); jQuery(".download-modal-container").css("display", "none"); jQuery(".download-form-success-sublabel").html(`Your copy of the ${resource_name} has been sent to ${}tako da možete pitati, čitati i dijeliti; bilo kada i bilo gdje.`); // jQuery(".download-form-success-modal").fadeIn(100); // jQuery(".download-form-success-modal").css("display", "flex"); jQuery(".video-button-wrapper").fadeOut(100); jQuery(".video-button-wrapper").css("prikaz", "ništa"); jQuery(".load-download-form").css("display", "none"); setTimeout(function(){ if(source=="ubd") window.location.assign("${tag_name}", "_blank") ; else window.location.assign(`${tag_name}`, "_blank"); }, 1000); jQuery("sadržaj").css("overflow-y", "auto"); jQuery(".bg-modal").fadeOut(200); }, pogreška: funkcija(status) { jQuery(".Feeding-form-loading").css("displaying", "none"); jQuery("#building_a_better_personal_project_sticky-alertBox").text("Nešto nije u redu"); jQuery("#building_a_better_personal_project_sticky-alertBox").fadeIn(300); setTimeout(function() { jQuery("#building_a_better_personal_project_sticky-alertBox").fadeOut(300);}, 3000); } }); vratiti istinito; }); var allschools = ["test", "test 2"]; if ((jQuery.inArray(fieldData["school"], allschools) == -1)){ var data1 = { country: fieldData["country"], school_name: fieldData["school"] }; var json1 = JSON.stringify(data1); $.ajax({ type: "POST", url: "", data: json1, contentType: "application/json; charset=utf-8", dataType : "json", uspjeh: funkcija(msg) { console.log(json1); console.log("nova škola pozvana"); }, pogreška: funkcija(status) { console.log("nova škola pozvana s pogreškom" } }); } });

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I think Personal Design is one of the best features of MYP as it represents the spirit of the program in many ways:

  • Students initiate their own learning in an independent project
  • Students research and present something that is important to them
  • Students reflect on what they have achieved

It's really personal because students do a project on any topic, decide what success looks like, and decide how to achieve the desired outcome.

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As a whole, the personal project istrialthat students createproductthen write your reflectionreport

The design is highpersonalizedwhere students can create any products. However, the rating of the report isnormalizedin the sense that all projects are evaluated according to the same criteria.

It's really hard for you to keep your balanceimportanceandease of management. The more open and flexible the task, the betterimportantthis is because it aligns with the purpose of personality, but is therefore more difficult to implement and evaluate. For example, if one project is about cake decorating and another is about learning sign language, how can schools be organized to support these diverse and different types of projects? In terms of evaluation, how do you know if these projects have reached a similar level when the projects themselves are so different?

While it would be really great to be able to evaluate the process as it develops, evaluate the product on completion and evaluate the report at the end of the project, this is simply not feasible for most schools, and certainly not feasible for moderation in all MYP schools. Therefore, one of the biggest challenges for students and their supporting teachers is to ensure that the report reflects what students have achieved and learned during the process of creating their product.

This challenge led to two key goals in the personal design review:

  • Students should be able to succeed in a personal project even if they fail to create their product
  • The output of the process should be a product and a report

To achieve this, the process should provide evidence to help students think about their process and product, which is linked to the second aim of the review:

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  • The project should give students the opportunity to demonstrate their existing skills as well as develop new ones.
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Here's an overview of how some of the project's key personal changes align with these goals:

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Consider how students gather evidence

Gathering evidence throughout the process is an essential part of supporting student success in a personal project. While this used to be done in a process log, students can now collect evidence across all platforms, making it easy for them to use a range of options such as sketchpads, digital calendars, social media posts and voice notes. Similarly, sample evidence is presented in an appendix at the end of the report, now the evidence is embedded in the report. Comparing evidence and student comments is more intuitive for them and makes the report easier to read.

There are many types of evidence that students can present at each stage of the process that can be used in the report. Some examples include:

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Coordinators and supervisors can provide instructions or templates to assist in the process and generate evidence of the process. The templates you can download from this blog contain many examples that you can use or adapt for your students.

When creating the report, students should choose the examples that had the greatest impact on themselves and their product. In fact, the process of gathering evidence—selecting examples of the skills and strategies that contributed to their success—is a great starting point for thinking about the project as a whole. With the evidence gathered during the project, students will be able to step back and see how much they have achieved in their personal project.

The personal project is an important rite of passage for MYP students. It gives students the opportunity to apply the skills they have developed during the program towards a goal that is personally meaningful. It is also a big step into adulthood. By choosing a goal that is worthy of their time and attention, applying and developing the skills necessary to achieve it, and reflecting on the outcome, students grow and demonstrate their independence. I hope this summary of your revised personal project helps you bring it to life in your school!

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What do teachers need to do to ensure that these projects effectively help students learn? ›

These eight tips can keep you moving in the right direction:
  1. Provide meaningful real-world connections. ...
  2. Build in time for experiential learning. ...
  3. Provide opportunities for team building. ...
  4. Revisit the driving question. ...
  5. Differentiate through teams. ...
  6. Focus on student-driven learning. ...
  7. Include self-assessment. ...
  8. Reflect on your progress.

What is an example of a personal project? ›

Personal Project

As stated, it is a project that is personal to the student and it is unique to what they are interested in. A student could make a cookbook, a fundraising event, a piece of clothing, a model, a website, an animation, a video or whatever is their interest.

How does project based learning impact to teachers and students? ›

PBL units can not only empower students but also ignite excitement for learning, discovering, and questioning, which also brings educators much-needed energy. These intentional content connections provide other benefits. First, integrating concepts buys more time to explore, manipulate, and question topics.

What is the key to success when students engage in project-based learning? ›

Successful project-based learning is active. Students don't sit still and listen, but get up and move. They experiment, build, design, draw, analyze, problem-solve, interact, and otherwise fully engage the topic. They propose what they want to do, evaluate what they are doing, and make improvements.

How can you improve the teaching learning process to improve learning among students? ›

Establishing the Optimal Learning Environment
  1. Having compassion and empathy. ...
  2. Creating a secure and dependable structure. ...
  3. Ramping up the positive. ...
  4. Supporting academic risk. ...
  5. Teaching active listening. ...
  6. Embedding strategy instruction. ...
  7. Building collaborative relationships.

What are the three main components of the personal project? ›

The Personal Project is an individual project completed in your 10th grade year. It consists of three main components: a project, a process journal, and a report.

What are 3 project examples? ›

Examples of Project:

Construction of a bridge. Development of software for a new business process. Installation of machinery in a factory. Relief efforts after a natural disaster.

How do you plan a personal project? ›

Personal Project: Plan and record the development process of the...
  1. Define a goal and global context for the project based on personal interests.
  2. Identify prior learning and subject specific knowledge relevant to the project.
  3. Demonstrate research skills.
May 29, 2020

Which skills can project-based learning help your students develop? ›

Project-based learning helps students develop teamwork and problem-solving skills14, along with the ability to communicate effectively with others. The collaborative nature of projects also reinforces the Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) programs being implemented at progressive schools around the world.

How do teachers use the project method? ›

In the project method of teaching, the teacher is a guide and the activities carried out in the class are carried out by the students themselves. This helps improve self-reliance and self-responsibility among students. It helps students learn on their own and develop their own style of learning.

What is an example of project-based learning in education? ›

For instance, have your students work together to create a mural. They will work to conceptualize the mural, design it, plan it, and then paint it. Art projects provide opportunities for your students to express their creativity and work together as a team.

What are the benefits of personal project? ›

Personal projects allow you to re-evaluate your techniques and even discover new ones. It's an opportunity to add to your portfolio and freshen things up a bit. Chances are, if all you have done is work for clients over the year, it might be looking a little stale.

Why is personal project important? ›

It provides them the opportunity to consolidate their learning and develop important skills they'll need in both further education and life beyond the classroom. It also helps them develop confidence to become principled, lifelong learners.

What is the importance of personal projects? ›

Maybe you've been at your job for too long and feel stuck, or perhaps you're just bored with the same old routine. If you're looking for a way to shake things up, consider starting a personal project. Personal projects can be a great way to improve your skills, learn new things, and explore your interests.

What is the importance of project work for students? ›

Project work is important because it includes learning by and doing, and learning by doing is more lasting learning. So it can be known as group project-based learning. Learning by doing emphasizes that reality must be experienced and students must interact with their environment in order to adapt and learn.

How does project-based learning impact students skills? ›

By participating in a project-based learning model, students are able to construct their own knowledge and reflect upon their learning projects, resulting in increased motivation and self-efficacy.

What strategies can be used to improve learning outcomes? ›

8 Tips for Improving Learning Outcomes With AVL
  • Step Into a Technology-Friendly Mindset. ...
  • Involve Several Parties. ...
  • Establish Learning Outcomes First. ...
  • Give and Receive Feedback Frequently. ...
  • Use Technology as Teaching Strategy. ...
  • Invest in Interactive Methods. ...
  • Expect Challenges in Implementation. ...
  • Train Teachers.
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What are 3 ways you can encourage students in the learning process? ›

Motivating Students
  • Encourage Students. Students look to teachers for approval and positive reinforcement, and are more likely to be enthusiastic about learning if they feel their work is recognized and valued. ...
  • Get Them Involved. ...
  • Offer Incentives. ...
  • Get Creative. ...
  • Draw Connections to Real Life. ...
  • Sponsored Online Programs.

How can I improve my classroom management skills? ›

7 Habits of Highly Effective Classroom Management
  1. Set the Tone. Don't just stay at your desks before class begins; stand near the door of your classroom and greet kids as they enter. ...
  2. Jump Right In. Good managers start class right away. ...
  3. Establish the Rules. ...
  4. Have a Plan. ...
  5. Involve Your Kids. ...
  6. Respect Your Kids. ...
  7. Keep It Fair.

What is a personal project? ›

The Personal Project is your project to do what you want to do. It could be seen as the exclamation mark that goes at the end of your MYP experience, an opportunity for you to indulge a passion and demonstrate the skills that you have developed through approaches to learning.

What are the 3 aspects of a successful project management? ›

Communication, leadership, and management are three key attributes that you need in a successful project manager. Hiring executives look for these attributes when they appoint or hire project managers.

What are the three key things related to a project that you must know in order to succeed? ›

The 3 things that make a solid project definition
  • Goal.
  • Objectives.
  • Scope.
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What are the three C's of a project? ›

The 3 C's of Project Management: Clarity, Culture, Course Correction.

What are the three key activities of project planning? ›

The three major parts of a project plan are the scope, budget and timeline. They involve the following aspects: Scope. The scope determines what a project team will and will not do.

What are 5 characteristics of a project? ›

  • i. Specific.
  • ii. Measurable.
  • iii. Achievable.
  • iv. Relevant.
  • v. Time bound.

What are the 7 steps to create a good project plan? ›

Let's dive into the details:
  1. Step 1: Define your goals and objectives. ...
  2. Step 2: Set success metrics. ...
  3. Step 3: Clarify stakeholders and roles. ...
  4. Step 4: Set your budget. ...
  5. Step 5: Align on milestones, deliverables, and project dependencies. ...
  6. Step 6: Outline your timeline and schedule. ...
  7. Step 7: Share your communication plan.
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How do you plan a project example? ›

How to plan a project
  1. Set project goals. ...
  2. Define the project scope. ...
  3. Decide on the major deliverables. ...
  4. Create the scope statement. ...
  5. Create a schedule. ...
  6. Assign roles and responsibilities. ...
  7. Complete a risk assessment.
Oct 18, 2022

What is the role of teacher in project-based learning? ›

During project-based instruction, teachers are referred to as a coach, a facilitator, or a guide. They make instructional decisions based on the learning goals, what students already know, need to know, and want to know. Teachers are responsible for creating a classroom culture that supports project-based learning.

What are the four learning goals of project-based learning? ›

As a pedagogical approach, PBL entails several key processes: (1) defining problems in terms of given constraints or challenges, (2) generating multiple ideas to solve a given problem, (3) prototyping — often in rapid iteration — potential solutions to a problem, and (4) testing the developed solution products or ...

How to effectively use project based learning in the classroom? ›

Enable success by practicing the following tactics:
  1. Help students who may not perceive time limits.
  2. Set benchmarks.
  3. Give students direction for managing their time.
  4. Teach them how to schedule their tasks.
  5. Remind them of the timeline.
  6. Help them set deadlines.
  7. Keep the essential question simple and age appropriate.

What is project-based learning strategies? ›

PBL is a goal-focused approach with distinct phases which allows instructors to align short-term activities with long-term goals, content production, and student performance.

What does a project-based learning classroom look like? ›

In a PBL classroom, teachers present problems that students must solve together in groups. Rather than reciting facts and hoping some of them stick, teachers give students the resources they need to research concepts and apply them in a practical form.

What is an example of a project-based learning activity for elementary? ›

There are several project-based learning examples for elementary such as helping others, cleaning the environment, eating healthy, writing letters, recycling, using water, and much more.

What are 3 benefits of project planning? ›

The benefits of having a project plan are:
  • It provides a roadmap for the project.
  • It helps to identify and track risks.
  • It ensures that all stakeholders are aware of their roles and responsibilities.
  • It keeps the project on schedule and within budget.
  • It allows for accurate reporting of project progress.
Oct 11, 2022

What is the main purpose of projects? ›

A project in project management is a temporary and unique endeavor that aims to achieve specific objectives within a defined timeframe, budget, and scope. It involves planning, executing, and controlling resources to deliver a desired outcome that meets stakeholder expectations.

What must a teacher do to promote effective teaching and learning? ›

Give them a reason to remember your class as an important part of their college experience!
  1. POSITIVE. Keep your students engaged with a positive attitude. ...
  2. PREPARED. You should know the course material. ...
  3. ORGANIZED. Have a plan for what you want to teach. ...
  4. CLEAR. ...
  5. ACTIVE. ...
  6. PATIENT. ...
  7. FAIR. ...

How do you ensure learning in a project? ›

Help set learning projects up for success with these nine key considerations:
  1. Align to goals and design for impact. ...
  2. Capture Interest and attention. ...
  3. Monitor and ask for feedback from the start. ...
  4. Integrate learning into the flow of work and ensure application. ...
  5. Work cleverly within budget and resource considerations.
May 9, 2019

What is your most effective way to ensure students are actively involved in their learning? ›

Promoting student engagement through active learning

Strategies include, but are not limited to, question-and-answer sessions, discussion, interactive lecture (in which students respond to or ask questions), quick writing assignments, hands-on activities, and experiential learning.

What strategies will improve teaching effectiveness? ›

Assessing and improving teaching
  • Self-reflection on teaching. Self-reflection is the cornerstone of a healthy, effective teaching practice. ...
  • Gathering student feedback. ...
  • Collaborating with colleagues. ...
  • Assessing student learning. ...
  • Hybrid and online course assessment. ...
  • A guide to best practice for evaluating teaching.

What are 3 ways teachers can promote an effective learning environment? ›

13 Ways to create a positive learning environment in your classroom
  • Build positive relationships with students and parents. ...
  • Foster student connections. ...
  • Outline classroom rules for positive behavior. ...
  • Use positive reinforcement. ...
  • Ensure content is culturally relevant. ...
  • Keep a positive mindset.
Mar 11, 2022

What are five effective teaching strategies that teachers use? ›

Here are the 5 teaching strategies that can help students to learn better in a classroom :
  • Student-Centric Discussion. ...
  • Collaborative Learning. ...
  • Flipped Classroom. ...
  • VAK Teaching. ...
  • Spaced Learning. ...
  • Differentiated Instruction. ...
  • Dual Coding.
Nov 23, 2021

What is the importance of project-based learning in teaching learning process? ›

Project based learning activities allow students to develop deep content knowledge. Importantly, PBL also supports development of 21 st century skills such as critical thinking, collaboration, creativity and communication.

How does project method is effective in teaching? ›

In project teaching method students can develop their self study activities: they will get used to educate beyond the program, to use the knowledge, to solve communicative, informative problems, to have an opportunity to study cultural- informative competencies. That is why it is considered very effective.

What is the role of the teacher in project-based learning? ›

Results of the case study indicated that the responsibilities of a teacher in PBL are the same as those in traditional learning. They are: To provide access to information and resources. Conduct the learning process by scaffolding instruction and guiding students to make tasks more manageable.

How do you ensure a project is successful? ›

What are the 5 project management tips?
  1. Foster clear and effective communication.
  2. Set clear goals for your project.
  3. Choose & use the right tools to monitor progress.
  4. Work with a flexible team whose skills combine well.
  5. Keep your project team members motivated as best you can.
Mar 1, 2022

How do you ensure effective project management? ›

View a project timeline and drill down to each team member's contributions. Get real-time reports on specific projects. Draw on analytics to assess performance and plan future steps. Customize workflows for more effective project management.

What is an example of project based learning? ›

For instance, have your students work together to create a mural. They will work to conceptualize the mural, design it, plan it, and then paint it. Art projects provide opportunities for your students to express their creativity and work together as a team.

How do you ensure for a better interaction between the teacher and the students? ›

6 Strategies to Build Positive Student-Teacher Relationships
  1. Believe that all students can succeed. ...
  2. Get to know your students. ...
  3. Say hello and goodbye to every student, every day. ...
  4. Laugh with your students. ...
  5. Provide students with choice. ...
  6. Accept students–and their mistakes in the classroom.
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