March 21, 2022- The halls at the Pal-Mac High School were transformed into a show on Wednesday March 16. It was part of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme’s Personal Project Community Showcase.
Atop tables lining the halls students displayed a wide range of projects from hand-crafted (or knitted) pieces to digital presentations on a topic which interested, or challenged them the most.
While the showcase was just for one night, the projects people saw were the result of roughly five years of students learning in the classroom, and close to a year of planning.
The IBMYP starts in sixth grade and goes through tenth grade. Per the program’s website, students develop skills in the classroom that they’ll be able to use when they get out into the real world.
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The showcase is just an extension of that learning.
Beginning with spring of their freshman years, students learned about the project itself and then started crafting a specific topic to research and present.
Their work can be broken down in three pieces:
1. Learning Goal: students set a learning goal based on something they find interesting.
2. Product or Outcome: can be a physical object (e.g., model, invention, etc.) an event (e.g.,fundraiser, awareness play, etc.), or a creative piece (e.g., video, artwork, etc.).
3. Report: a detailed analysis of the entire project and process of development. The report may be written, or recorded orally or visually.
The entire process wrapped up in March, shortly before the showcase.
Congrats to every student on all of their hard work!