Journal Activity: Updating the Action Plan

Make sure to go back and update/revise your action plan (phase 3 packet, journal activity #18), checking off the completed column as you complete each task. Cross out/add/revise your plan as needed, making sure to clearly describe and justify the changes you made to your plan in your Process Journal.

Action Plan


Journal Activities: Creating the Product (minimum 1 journal entry per week)


Now it's time to put your planning to practice and take action on your Personal Project. It is important that you are reflective on your work, pausing to evaluate your progress so that the final outcome is the best it can be. In your process journal you need to ensure you document the creation of your product/outcome by taking regular photographs and annotating these to showcase your thinking.

You will be assessed on the following 3 objectives for Criterion C:
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Objective 1: Creating the Product/Outcome in response to the goal, context and criteria


At this phase, you will need to begin working on your product/outcome. You should bring any materials or resources you need to work on your product during design class. If you’re unable to bring your product to school, you need to provide photos or other documentation in your process journal as evidence of your work. You should use the time in class to reflect in your Process Journal, which includes:
  • A summary of your progress towards your goal so far (with evidence such as photos or screenshots)
  • Self-evaluation against your own success criteria
  • Reflection on your learning so far in relation to the Global Context
  • Adjustments or improvements that you need to make
  • Further learning that you will need to complete to be successful
  • Approaches to Learning skills you have developed and need to develop further.



The table below outlines the assessment description for strand i in Criterion C, where you’ll be assessed on creating your product

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Objective 2: Demonstrating thinking skills


As you progress through creating your product/outcome, you can document thinking skills through the following:
  • Problems you encountered and how you critically and creatively solved these problems
  • How you have transferred and applied information to make decisions when creating your product/outcome (explicitly explain your primary sources and at least 5 secondary sources – how have you applied this research to your product/outcome?)
  • Skills you developed as you created your product/outcome
  • How your prior-learning informed the creation of your product/outcome
  • How your knowledge and skills have grown throughout the creation of your product/outcome


Journal Entry: Demonstrating thinking skills
The table below outlines the assessment description for strand ii in Criterion C, where you’ll be assessed on your thinking skills
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Objective 3: Demonstrating communication and social skills


As you progress through creating your product/outcome you, you can document communication and social skills through the following:
  • Communication with experts (interviews) and how their advice informed the creation of your product/outcome (make sure you complete all mentor feedback forms and place them in your process journal)
  • Communication with your mentor and how their advice informed the creation of your product/outcome (make sure you complete all mentor feedback forms and place them in your process journal)
  • Communication with your supervisor(design teacher) and how their feedback informed the completion of your Personal Project
  • How you have read a variety of sources for information on your personal project
  • How you have transferred information given through communication to your product/outcome (for example analysis of results from a survey conducted).
  • How you have made inferences and drawn conclusions.
The table below outlines the assessment description for strand iii in Criterion C, where you’ll be assessed on your communication/social skills
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Journal Activity: Achieving the Goal

When you are finished, share your success and images or video of your final product in a quick celebratory journal entry post in your Process Journal.


Accepted digital formats and maximum size for products are:
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*note. All links need to be presented as either 5 images or a 15 minute video explaining the product

Journal Activity: Evaluating the product against criteria


For this section of your personal project you need to refer back to your specifications and criteria for success rubric that you created and have been seeking to achieve as you took action to create your product/outcome.

  • Create the table below in your process journal and write in all your specifications/criteria (journal activity #17).
  • Fill in the second column with your evaluation of what you think your product/outcome has achieved against the specifications you have set.
  • You now need to provide a justification for your assessment against each specification and explain where the evidence of achievement can be found. This needs to be documented in your process journal. If you have not achieved any of your specifications, you need to justify why and explain how you can improve your product/outcome so you can achieve the top achievement level.



Journal Activity: Evaluating the product against criteria
The table below outlines the assessment description for strand i in Criterion D, where you’ll be assessed on evaluating the product/outcome against the criteria.
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Journal Activity: Student Self-Assessment (criterion C-D)

In order to make sure you are on track for your Personal Project, evaluate your progress in Criteria Areas C & D on the Personal Project student-self assessment worksheet you used for journal activity #19 during phase 3.

For each Criterion, indicate your score by writing it in the comments/reflection section, write the rationale for your score. The task-specific criterion are included in the worksheet to help you with your scoring. Be honest and specific in your responses, and be prepared to discuss and explain your responses with your mentor. Any trouble you have responding to the following statements or low achievement level in any criteria may indicate an area on which you need to focus.

pdf format for printing:

or

Google spreadsheet format

Journal Activity: Mentor Meeting reflection

Make a journal entry reflecting on your most recent meetings with your mentor. Some things to reflect on include:
  • What was biggest takeaway from the meeting?
  • What advice did your mentor give you? Are you making good progress with your project?
  • What are your next steps?

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