Seminar is another unique piece of IB in Henrico County. The purpose is to instruct students on many program topics such as CAS, IB assessments, and the Personal Project. In addition to the learning the nuts and bolts of the IB Program, educational lessons are built around the IB Learner Profile traits and each month a different trait is highlighted. This is accomplished through films, discussions, essays, guest speakers and other activities. The 12th grade students meet Mondays on a rotating schedule with the coordinator throughout the academic year.
This year’s theme for seniors is “How can I prepare for my future?” We will talk about planning for the future, fulfilling goals and dreams, and striving to do your very best.
APRIL–Final CAS meetings
3/19–We selected the date for the final senior seminar and you signed up for the CAS viva voce. Remember that exam prep will be done through TOK on April 17th and 18th.
3/12–A big thank you to Ms. Kish and Ms. Traylor from HR for sharing their knowledge of how to best prepare for an interview. Here are the interview questions you worked on with a partner.
3/5–Ms. Hunt talked to seniors about scholarships, college roommates, and budgeting.
2/26–Officer O’Keeffe spoke to the seniors today on her experiences and how she became a SRO.
2/12–The Ethics Council presented today by showing clips of familiar shows and connecting them to your lives and future.
2/5–Prof. Seeley from VCU School of Business visited to do a session resume writing. She covered writing an elevator speech, resumes, cover sheets and touched on interview skills. resume packet resume development Here is an article from NPR on cover letters.
12/11–The guest speaker scheduled for today had to cancel, so we did another CAS check-in.
11/27–Mr. Gil Villanueva, Dean of Admissions at UR, visited to talk about the application review process.
11/13–You read and discussed two articles on IB exam prep.
10/30–Guest speaker and IB grad, William Poole, shared his experiences on IB in high school and how it prepared him for college and career. Exam registration forms were distributed. Signed forms are due back to the IB Office by Monday, November 6.
10/23–You registered yourself for exams on ManageBac. You will receive a printout of your selected exams. Signed forms are due to the IB Office by 11/6.
10/16–We watched the remainder of 2 Million Minutes and discussed the bias present in the film and editing. We began planning for IB Buddies.
10/2–What does a sound, effective educational system look like? What is the value in students becoming well-rounded? How much should parents be engaged in their students’ education? We discussed these questions and began the documentary, 2 Million Minutes, that looks at how high schools in three different countries prepare their students for higher ed.
9/25–Today was a review of the CAS requirements and deadlines, as well as the diploma achievement requirements. All documents shown are available on either the Diploma Program or CAS tabs.
9/18–Ms. Hunt came to seminar to talk about transcripts and other details for the college application process. Here is the PPT she presented.
9/11–After asking for input on the plan for seminar this year, we discussed the forms you are to fill out and return, including the Academic Honesty Policy. We talked about the students’ responsibilities to maintain a fair and honest assessment environment.
Hello, Class of 2018! Seminar will begin Monday, September 11. Please report to the Auditorium at the beginning of period 4. See you then! Post a selfie of how you’re feeling about senior year to this link: https://padlet.com/ellie_mcgee29/zqipdt02rpms
Complete the following forms and return them to the IB Office by 9/25: Media Release for Tucker IB students Maintaining Good Standing HS 2017-18 MGS signature page Directory form JRT Academic Honesty Contract FY2017-18