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The Year 3 Community Project is an important activity for students to complete in year three (8th grade) of the MYP program at Winkler Middle School.  


The community project focuses on community and service.  It gives students an opportunity to develop awareness of needs in various communities and requires them to address those needs through service learning.  As a consolidation of learning, the community project engages in a sustained, in-depth inquiry leading to action in the community.  The community project is completed individually or in groups of no more than three students.  The choice of topic for the project is made with a teacher advisor.  This advisor will also supervise the development of the project according to the Assessment Criteria set forth by IB (included in the guide).


The aims of the MYP projects are to encourage and enable students to:

·       Participate in a sustained, self-directed inquiry within a global context

·       Generate creative new insights and develop deeper understandings through in-depth investigations

·       Demonstrate the skills, attitudes and knowledge required to complete a project over an extended period of time

·       Communicate effectively in a variety of situations

·       Demonstrate responsible action through, or as a result of, learning 

·       Appreciate the process of learning and take pride in their accomplishments

 While this project may seem like quite a bit of work, we are confident that the rewards will be even greater.