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 10th grade students meet Mondays with the coordinator on a rotating schedule throughout the academic year.

The theme of this year for sophomores is “How can one person make a difference?”  Through seminar lessons, students will explore how others have made in difference in the world and how you too can make our world a better place to live.


10th grade curriculum 2017-18

APRIL–risk taker

4/9–You began the HBO feature film, “Something the Lord Made.”


3/19–TOK 11 & 12 teacher, Ms. Knapp, visited to deliver a very “TOK” lesson on success.

3/12–Ms. Hunt helped students to understand more about college admissions, entrance exams, criteria, and college search. See the PPT for the details.

3/5- Today was spent tapping into your inner-inquirer spirit. You selected a variety of topics on NPR Ted Radio Hour to listen to and then shared with others.


2/26– We talked about the importance of building ATL skills (thinking, communication, research, self-management, social) and you did a self-evaluation followed by a discussion.  There was time to check-in for CAS as well.

2/12–You continued to learn about the diploma program, courses for next year and assessment details.

2/5–Introduction of the Diploma Program and course selection for next year. We will continue on 2/12.




12/11–Congratulations, sophomores! You turned in your personal projects today!

12/4–The Ethics Council visited to do a roundtable on interesting ethical issues in the news.


11/27–After review of the directions sent in an email in preparation for the turn-in, you had the entire period to work on your PP and ask questions.

11/13–Today we reviewed the criteria for section D of the personal project. You reviewed a released report as an example of formatting the cover page, title page, page numbers and works cited.  You also learned what will need to be uploaded to Google Drive on the PP Turn-in date, December 11.


10/30–Together we scored a released personal project report using the PP criteria.

10/23-We looked at the criteria for section C and talked about how to select your 10 process journal extracts. You had some time to begin working on those pieces. PP registration was completed.

10/16–We reviewed section B and criteria of the PP report. You had an opportunity to made changes and peer edit.

10/2–Ms. Hunt visited to talk about PSAT prep and what you can do now to log your participation in extra-curriculars (thinking ahead to college apps). Check out the PPT for the information.


9/25–We discussed the Approaches to Learning and how to incorporate it into your personal project report. You reviewed section A that you wrote in the spring and you made improvements based on the criteria  Consult the PP  packet that you received in the spring of your freshman year for additional support.

9/18–You completed part 2 of a reflection from 9th grade year. We reviewed CAS and ManageBac and you received a handout with the 2017-18 deadlines. Visit the CAS tab under “Program Overview” for another copy and to sign up to meet with Mrs. Harper to discuss your CAS ideas. A meeting is not required this year, but recommended. Finally I explained the MYP assessments in 10th grade and how the final scores are calculated.

9/11–You completed part 1 of a reflection from 9th grade year. We reviewed all of the forms distributed. We discussed the Academic Honesty Policy, looked at the pamphlet you received on AH and talked about the students’ responsibilities to maintain a fair and honest assessment environment.

Hello, Sophomores!  Seminar will begin on Monday, September 11.  You will report to the Auditorium at the beginning of 2nd period. See you then! Complete this survey about your academic and personal growth.

Complete the following forms and return 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