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Community Project Parent Night 2019 -2020
What is the Community Project? • Capstone project for 8 th graders in the IBMYP Program • Focuses on community and service, encouraging students to explore their right and responsibility to implement service as action in the community. • The community project gives students an opportunity to develop awareness of needs in various communities and address those needs through service learning. • As a consolidation of learning, the community project engages in a sustained, in-depth inquiry leading to service as action in the community. • The community project may be completed individually or by groups of a maximum of three students.
What is the timeline and process? Introduction: Students will learn the basics of the Community Project October Investigating: Students will research and process the needs in their community October Planning: Students will plan what action they will take in response to their researched need November Action: Students will put their plan into action to help the need in their community November Reflection: Students will reflect and present on their project December
Investigating Students will need to identify a specific need with in their community Global: Lack of clean water, global warning National: Homelessness, child abuse State: Environment Local: Hunger, Crime, Domestic Violence School: Bullying Poverty
Investigating Possible Goals: To raise awareness or inform others To participate actively To research To create/innovate (to make changes in something that already exists through new ideas, or methods) To change behaviors To advocate
Planning Once students identify a goal to achieve through service as action, they will create an action plan List specific tasks or activities that need to be done to achieve the goal List resources needed List time needed/when it will be completed Students are encouraged to create proposal that is not too difficult to follow through, takes too much time, or costs too much
Planning Process Journal: Students will complete a process journal throughout their entire journey to document their development Used as a place to record initial thoughts, developments, brainstorming, etc. Place to record research and sources Place to store useful information: Pictures, quotations, etc. Place for reflecting Process journal is NOT intended to be done on a daily basis or written after the project is completed
Action Student will put their plan into action! This is NOT done in a regular school day. Students should consider the following questions in completing their service as action: Is your action a one day event? Will it take a few weeks? Where will the event take place? What supplies do you need?
Reflection is a large part of the IBMYP program. It is through reflection that students understand their successes, failures, and impact of their project The reflection is included in the process journal Students are encouraged to focus on the following questions in their reflection: Did I achieve my goal? What did others come to understand through my work? What impact did my project have?
Who is there to assist my student? Students will be working in homeroom on Wednesdays on different aspects of the project Each project will be assigned a supervisor. This is a person that works at Alice Deal Middle School Students will meet with their supervisor at least 3 times throughout the timeline of the project, starting in October
How can I help my student at home? Check in! The timeline is in this powerpoint and will be given to students in their community project packet. Ask them what they need. It is NOT your project, but it is a great opportunity to have great conversations about service and community with your child.
What is the final product? Students will present their final project to their team on December 11 th Individual presentations: 6 -10 minutes Group presentations: 10 -15 minutes Students will turn in an academic honesty form, proposal, process journal extracts, presentation (ppts, poster, etc. ), and bibliography when they present their project Students will be assessed based on the IB Community Project Rubrics. This is a summative assessment in each of the four core content classes
Service opportunities and contact information Service In Action: Our goal is for each Deal student to participate in MULTIPLE authentic service learning activities throughout the year We need opportunities for students to actively participate in communities around them! If you have any questions or know/have/work with/enjoy ANYTHING that could allow for opportunities for our students, please email: Caitlin. [email protected] 12. dc. gov (IB Coordinator)