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ATL’s in the

Personal Project
Learning Intention/ Success Criteria

Students will be able to


Students will be able to
select the 3 ATL skills that
explain the different ATL
they will focus on
skills, and identify 3 ATL’s
throughout their project
that they are going to focus
and explain why they have
on throughout their project
selected those ATL skills.
What are the
ATL’s?
Approaches to Learning Skills
According to IB:
“Over time, students should develop a clear
and sophisticated understandings of how they
learn...This kind of self-regulated learning
helps students:
▧ Reflect purposefully on their learning
▧ Understand the diversity of human learning needs
▧ Evaluate and provide evidence of their learning
▧ Prepare for further study and responsible participating in
local and global communities”

From Principles into Practice


Approaches to Learning Skills

Skills that reflect how you learn now and in the future

Self-Management
Communication
Social
Thinking
Research
Self - Management Skills
Initiating one’s own learning through management of
time, tasks, and deadlines
Organizational Skills Affective Skills Reflective Skills
▧ Meeting ▧ Practice ▧ Try new skills
deadlines concentration and evaluate
▧ Setting ▧ Practice their
challenging strategies to effectiveness
realistic goals reduce stress ▧ Reflect on skill
▧ Create plans to and anxiety development
prepare for ▧ Demonstrate
assessments persistence and
perseverance
Social Skills
Effectively and respectfully collaborating

Collaboration Skills
▧ Take responsibility for one’s own actions
▧ Advocate for one’s own rights and needs
▧ Listen actively to other perspectives and
ideas
▧ Give and receive meaningful feedback
Communication Skills
Exchanging thoughts, messages and information
(written, spoken, and visual forms) effectively through
appropriate interaction
Communication Through Communication Through
Interaction Language
▧ Use intercultural ▧ Make inferences and draw
understanding to interpret conclusions
communication ▧ Use and interpret a range of
▧ Use a variety of media to discipline specific terms and
communicate to various symbols
audiences ▧ Organize and depict
▧ Negotiate ideas and information logically
knowledge with peers and ▧ Find information for
teachers inquiries
Research Skills
Finding, interpreting, and judging appropriate
media to create ideas and information to present
in a variety of formats and platforms
Information Literacy Media Literacy
▧ Collect, record, verify ▧ Use information from
data a variety of sources
▧ Make connections and media
between various forms ▧ Seek a range of
of information perspectives from
▧ Collect and analyze multiple and varied
data to make informed sources
decisions ▧ Make informed
choices
Thinking Skills
Analyze issues and develop creative solutions
within multiple contexts
Critical Thinking Creative Thinking Transfer Skills
▧ Draw reasonable ▧ Use brainstorming ▧ Apply skills and
conclusions and to create new knowledge in
generalizations inquiries unfamiliar
▧ Consider ideas ▧ Consider multiple situations
from multiple alternatives ▧ Compare
perspectives ▧ Create original understanding
▧ Revise works and ideas; across multiple
understanding use existing works perspectives
from new and ideas in new ▧ Inquire in different
information ways contexts to gain
perspective
So what do the
ATL’s have to do
with the Personal
Project?

“MYP projects are culminating activities
through which students present, in a truly
personal way, their development of
approaches to learning (ATL) skills.”
MYP From Principles to Practice
ATL Skills Throughout Personal Project
Investigating Planning
▧ Communication ▧ Communicating
▧ Thinking ▧ Thinking
▧ Research ▧ Social

Taking Action Reflection


Communication Communication
Social Thinking
Thinking

Through the Entire Project


Self Management
Activity

As each ATL is reviewed, do a short


reflection on that ATL skill on the
handout provided. This will help you
select the ATL skills that you want to
focus on through the process of
completing your Personal Project
Self - Management Skills

Initiating one’s own learning through


management of time, tasks and deadlines

Things to think about:


▧ How have you done in the past with turning
assignments in on time?
▧ How well do you manage your time to complete
assignments on time?
▧ Do you use your agenda to make smaller,
manageable deadlines for yourself?
Social Skills

Effectively and respectfully collaborating

Things to think about:


▧ How well do you ask for help when you need it?
▧ How effectively do you give and receive meaningful
feedback?
▧ Do you always take responsibility for your own
actions when working within a group?
Communication Skills

Exchanging thoughts, messages and information


(written, spoken, and visual forms) effectively
through appropriate interaction

Things to think about:


▧ How well do you communicate with your peers?
▧ Do you use your cultural understanding to look
at things through multiple perspectives?
▧ Do you organize and depict information
logically?
Research Skills

Finding, interpreting, and judging appropriate


media to create ideas and information to present
in a variety of formats and platforms

Things to think about:


▧ When researching, do you use a variety of
resources?
▧ When researching how do you make connections
between a variety of sources?
▧ How do you make informed decisions based on
information collected?
Thinking Skills

Analyze issues and develop creative solutions


within multiple contexts

Things to think about


▧ Do you consider ideas from multiple perspectives?
▧ How well do you apply knowledge from previous
experiences to new ones?
▧ How do you revise your understanding from new
information?
Selecting your
ATL’s
Process Journal Entry

Analyze your self-evaluation and select three


ATL’s that you will focus on throughout this
project

In your process journal (on managebac)


respond to the following prompt:
Which of the ATL’s are you focusing on? For each,
ATL skill, how do you currently assess yourself, and how
will you show growth in that ATL skill throughout your
project?
Action Steps -
Next Week
Continue to reflect on your ATL skills
Begin to research information to help you reach your goal!