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.
4/15–We began the feature film, “Sully” as an example of the risks that the captain, passengers and first responders took to save lives.
3/18–We had to go to plan b because our guest speaker got sick. You spent time updating your CAS for the Friday 3/22 check-in.
3/11–Ms. Hunt talked about some prep for college as you finish up sophomore year. See her PPT for the details.
3/4–The Ethics Council paid you a visit to talk about perspectives and preparation in the Diploma Program.
2/25–You did an ATL self-evaluation today. We discussed the importance of developing these skills over time, and what your strengths are and where there is room for improvement/growth.
2/11–We finished talking about scheduling and the DP. You will begin to meet one-on-one with Ms. Hunt in the coming weeks. Your signed course selection form is due to School Counseling by 2/20.
2/4–We began looking at the Diploma Program and discussing the courses you take as juniors. We will continue next week with more on the IB exams and diploma achievement.
1/7–Juniors and seniors from the Ethics Council visited for a discussion on grade stressors.
11/26–Today was the final day to work on PP. We reviewed what will be submitted on Monday and how the turn-in will work. All submissions will be electronic through a drop box in Google. See the emails from 11/26 and 11/27 for more details.
10/22–We reviewed section A and B of the PP paper and talked about selecting process journal excerpts.
10/1–Ms. Hunt visited to talk about PSAT prep and beginning the college search. The presentation was shared and you discussed the Action Plan . There was time to work some PSAT practice problems and set up an account on Big Future.
9/24–We began working on the PP paper. You received another copy of the criteria and ATL (approaches to learning). You looked at sections A and B of your paper and either made edits or took notes on things to consider as you move forward in the writing process.
9/17–We reviewed the 10th grade curriculum and seminar dates, then did a refresher on CAS. You received the handout with CAS guidelines and due dates. Between now and October 30, if you want to meet with Mrs. Harper to discuss your CAS, please sign up here.
9/10-After a quick survey about your academic and personal development (see below) we discussed reflections from last year. You received the forms below and we discussed the content.
Hello, Sophomores! Seminar will begin on Monday, September 10. 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 9/24: