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Reflections on Planning and ProgressIn the EE/RPPF, the Extended Essay Reflections on Planning and Progress Form, candidates undertake three reflection sessions with their supervisors: one early on, one interim, and the final viva voce. Students record each session reflections in the provided space, and supervisors sign and date the form after each session.The RPPF serves as a record to support the...
Behind the ScenesBeing able to enter the inner sanctum of an artist's studio rates up there with attending a top exhibition in my books, each studio a window into the unique personality and working process of the artist. Below are two photos of artist friends' studio spaces. Send me your studio photos and Ill make a slideshow!Studio Visits with studentsI always recomend taking students on...
Using a range of methods to gather informationGather information first from a wide range of sources, then begin to sift it into some order and shape. You can't begin to write until you have amassed a sufficient amount of information. Look for information in a wide variety of contexts information from literary sources as well as from newspapers, journals, websitesa recorded interview with an expert...
Artists at workThis section is not specifically about the Visual Journal but a chance to look at some artists sketchbooks past and present, and visit the page Inside the Studio. These depositories of the inner life and thought processes of the artist acan be wonderful sources of inspiration. You not only get a glimpse of the artist's working process but you might take something from it to try...
On this page you will find a general overview of the criteriaassessment rubric with mark bands for each criteria ( for teachers) student friendly rubric with examples of each criteria " in action".There are 5 assessment criteria for the PP, for a total of 34 marks A Skills, techniques and processes: 12 marksB Critical investigation: 6 marksC Communicating ideas and intentions: 6 marksD Reviewing,...
Looking for a framework? for students who need that extra bit of structure...In response to teacher requests I have created a basic power point template for the digital presentation of the Comparative Study. The slideshow has instructions for content on each screen addressing specific aspects of the assessment criteria, but the design and visual content is entirely up to the student. This is only...
Externally assessed components The externally assessed components, The Comparative Study and the Process Portfolio are digitally uploaded and sent to IBIS where they are assessed by an external examiner. The CS is submitted as a PDF document, max file size 20 MB HL 10-15 screens plus 3-5 screens comparing to own artwork SL 10-15 screens only list of sources added as a separate doc, docx, pdf, rtf,...
See it, then write itSend your mid IB students off with some summer homework that will give the Comparative Study an extra boost.Summer holidays are an opportune time for students to visit museums, galleries, or artist studios and see some art work firsthand. Why not use this as primary source enrichment for the Comparative Study? If you haven't already completed the CS with your students, ( if...
Design & layout of Process Portfolio screens by Guest Teacher Rachel Swinburne Rachel's Bio After gaining my first class honors in BA Textiles at Goldsmiths College, University of London, I coordinated Art gallery education programs and creative partnership projects with a number of Primary and Secondary schools in the UK. I currently teach across Visual Arts and Design Technology, which...
Higher Level students have an extra requirement for The Comparative Study ... criterion F, which gives context to their own work in relation to the artwork studied, by making meaningful connections.You can reference the full CS Assessment Criteria here Criterion F. Making Connections to Own Art Making Practice ( HL only) :12 points possibleHL students reflect on how the work chosen for consideration...
The IBDP Art site is brilliant. I use it all the time. Being new the to IBDP and having only 3 students it has been a lifeline
I love this web site. It's helping me greatly in my classes . Heather is a huge guide. I'm very grateful.
InThinking is a great resource for breaking down the information in the new guide. It provides visuals, examples and and facilitates understanding through comprehensive language. It does what we as educators strive to do in our classroom to help our...
25 February 2018
At this time of year you are probably focused on getting your students to successfully complete their work, document it, hang a spectacular... more
9 February 2018
Each year, about 8 months after exams, a subject report is published by IBO, compiled from examiner comments and feedback and recorded in a... more
21 Jul Heather McReynolds
E Submission GuidelinesYee Chuan Lim, the april dates are for northern hemishere schools, the october dates refer to schools in the southern hemisphere only!! So correct your e-submission dates please :)
19 Jul Beth Everhart
Internal Assessment 2018Thanks Heather. Our IB Coordinator does that step but I'll check next year.
19 Jul Yee Chuan Lim
E Submission GuidelinesHi Heather, my student started her IBDP Visual Art program early this year at Jan 2018. For the Internal Assessment (Exhibition) date will be on 10 April 2019. E submission dateline is 10 October 2019. IA for CS & PP is 30 April 2019, E submission...
17 Jul Heather McReynolds
Summer IB Art ImmersionHi Lucy, its bon fresco prepared with fresh lime plaster and sand...you should come on the annual artist teacher workshop, ;) / also new pictures from this summers IB art course on facebook
17 Jul Lucy Everitt
Summer IB Art ImmersionThis course looks amazing! Could you tell me how you prepared the surface for their sgraffito mural?, as I would really like to set this up for my students next term. Many thanks, Lucy
17 Jul Heather McReynolds
Internal Assessment 2018Hi Beth, it used to work but maybe they have changed the system... one way to find out is to try changing your sample. otherwise you must simply submit the first selection. It shouldnt really matter too much in the end, I hope.
16 Jul Beth Everhart
Internal Assessment 2018Hi Heather, I just saw the tip about canceling the first sample given by IB. I was told at school that requesting a different sample group was no longer possible (2018). If it is true, I would really like to be certain for 2019. Much thanks,...
14 Jul Heather McReynolds
Sample Extended EssaysHi Nanda , Im still waiting for permission from students to publish... You can see examples of marked EEs on the IB EE website on this page, or by clicking on link in pink box above ibpublishing.ibo.org
10 Jul Nanda Das
Sample Extended EssaysDear Heather, If you please upload few EE exemplars of the current year would be a great help. What I mean is with the new Criteria. Thank you
3 Jul Stephen Jones
CS Assessment CriteriaGreat, I was hoping that was the case. I always make a point of only advising the students and letting them do it themselves but my co-ordinator suggested it might be considered editing. Maybe she is being too cautious. Thanks, for clearing...
2 Jul Ben Watt
Course Planning CurriculumThank you for your reply Heather, I need to submit unit plans by August 22nd. A series of lesson plans would be really helpful. Are you familiar with with the Managebac system? We have been asked to put everything on there for the IB 5 year...
28 Jun Heather McReynolds
CS Assessment CriteriaHi Stephen, asking students to spell check or correct mistakes is not editing if they do it themselves. Point out that it will make a better impression on the examiner ( although i would hope that examiners are sympathetic to ESL students writing)