Wednesday, September 30, 2015

TOK 2: Day 20 (9/30) - IRW

Please use this time to do the things you need to do:

  • Submit your Outline and Annotated Bib to your EE Mentor?
  • Schedule a Meeting with your mentor (after Homecoming week?)
  • Sign Up for TOK Presentation Date
  • Begin Developing TOK Presentation
    • Start with RLS
    • Examine Knowledge Claims
    • Extract Knowledge Concepts
    • Develop Knowledge Question

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

TOK 1: Day 19 (9/29) - Intuition

Today is Sophia's Day:

Guiding Questions:

  • What is intuition? How does it work?
  • Why are some people considered more intuitive than others?
  • How reliable do you think intuition is? How do we know when a decision is intuition?
Resources:

Other Resources:

Friday, September 25, 2015

TOK 1: Day 18 (9/25) - Imagination




Today is Bre's Day:

Guiding Questions:

  1. Why do we not take creativity seriously?
  2. What do we think of when hear imagination?
  3. Why do we need to take creativity seriously?
  4. How can we use imagination in real life situations?
  5. How can our creativity improve the world?

Resources:

Other Resources on Imagination/Creativity:


Wednesday, September 23, 2015

TOK 2: Day 18 - IRW


Independent Research and Writing
My son, Will, has Strep....again.....

Please use this day to complete any or all of the following:

Extended Essay Sentence Outline /Annotated Bibliography Due 9/28. (I Have created an assignment in Google Classroom for you to submit this.  After you submit it to me, go ahead and print it out, and we will put it in a folder to submit to your mentors.)
  • Outline: 
    • Make it specific. Format it correctly.
    • Incorporate all parts of essay
    • Include all major/minor points
    • Include references to sources where appropriate
  • Annotated Bibliography
    • 10-15 Sources
    • Separate into Primary/Secondary
    • Appropriate Bibliographic Style (MLA, APA, Chicago, etc.)
    • Brief synopsis of each work
CAS: Please be updating CAS activities, reflections, documentation. I will do a Check before next progress report. At least 2 activities per month! (I'll be checking this next week.)

TOK Presentation: Feel Free to begin work on your real-life presentation. 

  • I would like to start presentations on October 12 (which is a Monday) and do no more than two per day for that week and the next week.  
  • I added this to our IB Core Calendar. October 12, 14, 16, 20, and 22.  (I'm really fine with doing one a day and pushing into the next week also). 
  • This lets us avoid Homecoming week, and also gives whoever wants to sign up for that first day time to develop their pres and consult with me at least once beforehand.  
  • If you guys want to sort of who's going when, feel free!
Other Stuff: You know how to prioritize.

TOK 1: Day 17 (9/23) - Emotion (Tori)



Today is Tori's Day:

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

TOK 2: Day 17 (9/22)

TOK Presentation Practice
  • ~10 minutes total. 
  • Treat it like the real thing!
  • See Below (or Google Classroom) for instructions
Extended Essay Sentence Outline /Annotated Bibliography Due 9/28.
  • Outline: 
    • Make it specific. 
    • Incorporate all parts of essay
    • Include all major/minor points
    • Include references to sources where appropriate
  • Annotated Bibliography
    • 10-15 Sources
    • Separate into Primary/Secondary
    • Appropriate Bibliographic Style (MLA, APA, Chicago, etc.)
    • Brief synopsis of each work
Please be updating CAS activities, reflections, documentation. I will do a Check before next progress report. At least 2 activities per month!

Mock TOK Presentation:
Your Assignment: Work with a partner to develop a practice TOK Presentation.
  • For the purposes of this mock presentation, please choose a Real Life Situation that deals (directly or indirectly) with either The Arts or History as an Area of Knowledge.
  • For the purposes of this mock presentation, please limit your presentation to 10 minutes total (remember that, for the REAL presentation, the appropriate time will be 10 minutes per presenter)
  • Please use the "Knowledge Questions, Concepts, & Claims" and "Practice with Knowledge Questions" handouts to guide your development of the presentation.
  • As you develop your presentation, please complete the TK/PPD form that is used for IA moderation. Note: all of your responses are limited to 500 words or fewer (TOTAL!), so think carefully about how can best demonstrate your work here!!
  • Consider the TOK Presentation Rubric as your complete your presentation.

Monday, September 21, 2015

TOK 1: Day 16 (9/21) - WOK: Faith


Marianna will lead our class today:

Warmup
Willow in the Wind (Trust Exercise)

Major Question
  • Can theistic beliefs be considered knowledge because they are produced by a special cognitive faculty or “divine sense”?
Minor Questions
  • Can faith and religion be considered to have the same meaning?
  • What is the relationship between faith and reason as ways of knowing?
Texts
What new understandings do you hope we walk away with (bullet list!)
  • A different perspective on the meaning of faith
  • Faith as a way of knowing
  • Faith relating to trust and religion

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

TOK 2: Day 15 (9/16) - IRW



I will be in and out today, as I am scheduled to visit all IB classes to complete Exam Registration.

Ms. Holloway will be here at the beginning of class for a CAS update!

You should use this time as will best benefit you.  Keep in mind the following:
  • Mock TOK Presentations will occur on Friday, 9/18.  Please be prepared! 
    • ~10 minutes total. 
    • Treat it like the real thing!
    • See Below (or Google Classroom) for instructions
  • Extended Essay Sentence Outline /Annotated Bibliography Due 9/28.
    • Outline: 
      • Make it specific. 
      • Incorporate all parts of essay
      • Include all major/minor points
      • Include references to sources where appropriate
    • Annotated Bibliography
      • 10-15 Sources
      • Separate into Primary/Secondary
      • Appropriate Bibliographic Style (MLA, APA, Chicago, etc.)
      • Brief synopsis of each work
  • Please be updating CAS activities, reflections, documentation.  I will do a Check before next progress report. At least 2 activities per month!
  • First College App Deadline = Oct. 1?

Mock TOK Presentation:

Your Assignment: Work with a partner to develop a practice TOK Presentation.
  • For the purposes of this mock presentation, please choose a Real Life Situation that deals (directly or indirectly) with either The Arts or History as an Area of Knowledge.
  • For the purposes of this mock presentation, please limit your presentation to 10 minutes total (remember that, for the REAL presentation, the appropriate time will be 10 minutes per presenter)
  • Please use the "Knowledge Questions, Concepts, & Claims" and "Practice with Knowledge Questions" handouts to guide your development of the presentation.
  • As you develop your presentation, please complete the TK/PPD form that is used for IA moderation.  Note: all of your responses are limited to 500 words or fewer (TOTAL!), so think carefully about how can best demonstrate your work here!!
  • Consider the TOK Presentation Rubric as your complete your presentation.
  • Due Date: 9/18/2015

Monday, September 14, 2015

TOK 2: Day 14 (9/14) - TOK Presentation Practice


Image Source: TOK Guide, p. 55


Continue work on Mock TOK Presentation:

Your Assignment: Work with a partner to develop a practice TOK Presentation.
  • For the purposes of this mock presentation, please choose a Real Life Situation that deals (directly or indirectly) with either The Arts or History as an Area of Knowledge.
  • For the purposes of this mock presentation, please limit your presentation to 10 minutes total (remember that, for the REAL presentation, the appropriate time will be 10 minutes per presenter)
  • Please use the "Knowledge Questions, Concepts, & Claims" and "Practice with Knowledge Questions" handouts to guide your development of the presentation.
  • As you develop your presentation, please complete the TK/PPD form that is used for IA moderation.  Note: all of your responses are limited to 500 words or fewer (TOTAL!), so think carefully about how can best demonstrate your work here!!
  • Consider the TOK Presentation Rubric as your complete your presentation.
  • Due Date: 9/18/2015
I will begin brief Presentation Conferences with you once you have begun your work. 

Please Remember:
  • Mock Presentations due 9/18
  • Remember to add CAS activities, documents, and reflections to ManageBac
  • Ms. Holloway will be here next class for a CAS update.

TOK 1: Day 14 (9/14)



Sorry that I am absent. My 3-year old, Daniel, woke up with a fever.

Please start/continue working on your mock-TOK Presentation. Please guide Carleigh and Vicki through the lessons of last class.

Your Assignment: Work with a partner to develop a practice TOK Presentation.  
  • For the purposes of this mock presentation, please choose a Real Life Situation that deals (directly or indirectly) with either The Arts or History as an Area of Knowledge.
  • For the purposes of this mock presentation, please limit your presentation to 10 minutes total (remember that, for the REAL presentation, the appropriate time will be 10 minutes per presenter)
  • Please use the "Knowledge Questions, Concepts, & Claims" and "Practice with Knowledge Questions" handouts to guide your development of the presentation.
  • As you develop your presentation, please complete the TK/PPDform that is used for IA moderation.  Note: all of your responses are limited to 500 words or fewer (TOTAL!), so think carefully about how can best demonstrate your work here!!
  • Consider the TOK Presentation Rubric as your complete your presentation.
  • Due Date: 9/18/2015
Be sure that you have written a good Knowledge Question for your presentation:
  • Explicitly about knowledge
  • Open-ended with a number of plausible answers
  • Expressed in general terms
Use the Knowledge Concepts Chart on the wall near the supplies caddie.

Wednesday: IRW
Friday: Presentations, IRW

Friday, September 11, 2015

TOK 1: Day 13 (9/11) - WOKs: Language



Please Note: 

  • Ms. Holloway will be here at the beginning of our next block (Tuesday) to discuss CAS & ManageBac.
  • I will be "absent" on Thursday of next week.  Please plan your time to make the best of your first Independent Research and Writing (IRW) Day.


Guiding Questions
Major Question
  • Whether language limits us as we search for new knowledge 
Minor Questions
  • How humans first acquired language


Essential Understandings
  • That we cannot exist without language
  • It is used everyday throughout life
  • The importance of understanding language 

Resources:


Wednesday, September 9, 2015

TOK 1: Day 12 (9/9) - WOKs: Perception


Guiding Questions:
Major Question
  • What is sense perception and how does it help us gain knowledge?
Minor Questions
  • Do we have additional senses to the original 5?

Essential Understandings:
  • what sense perception means
  • if we have additional senses or not
  • how sense perception is related to other WOK and real life

Resources:



Tuesday, September 8, 2015

TOK 2: Day 12 (9/8) - Knowledge Claims, Concepts, & Questions



First, let's review the following ideas from TOK:
  • Knowledge Claims
  • Knowledge Questions
  • Knowledge Concepts
  • Real Life Situations
These are the building blocks of both your TOK Presentation and Essay.  

In the coming days, I am going to have you practice a TOK presentation by developing a set of knowledge questions around our current AOK, the Arts. 

Friday, September 4, 2015

TOK 1: Day 11 (9/4) - WOK Presentation Projects


Please continue working on your WOK Presentation Projects.  I will be conferencing with you individually.  Please note the Presentation Dates below (There are slight changes)

  • Day 12 (9/9): Perception (Jacob)
  • Day 13 (9/11): Language (Sara)
  • Day 14 (9/15): Faith (Mariana)
  • Day 15 (9/17): CAS & IRW -- I will be in and out this day.  Ms. Clark will be your sub.
  • Day 16 (9/21): Emotion (Tori)
  • Day 17 (9/23): Imagination (Bre)
  • Day 18 (9/25): Intuition (Sophia)
  • Day 19 (9/29): Reason/Memory (Brewer)

Thursday, September 3, 2015

TOK 2: Day 11 (9/3) - IRW


Things to work on:

  • College applications/essays
  • EE Research
    • Visit Library, access good sources
    • Make good notes - you should NOT have to dig back through the original source when you begin to write
    • Annotated Bibliography - Do it right the first time
  • EE Outline - See this example
  • EE Mentor Meeting Reflection - put this in your Action Plan (on Google Classroom)
  • Update CAS Activities Logs

Coming Up:

9/8:  review Knowledge questions, claims, concepts; RLS; "The Arts" group projects (practice TOK Presentation)
9/10: "The Arts" group projects
9/14: "The Arts" group projects Presentations

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

TOK 1: Day 10 (9/2)



Agenda
Before Lunch, we will attempt to accomplish the following:

  • Continue to work on your WOK Lesson
    • Remember: THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX.  Feel free to find some way to make your lesson FUN or MEMORABLE or DIFFERENT!
  • Complete a First Draft of your "Lesson Framework" (on Google Classroom)
    • Guiding Questions
    • Essential Understandings
      • Definition(s)
      • Strengths/Weaknesses
      • Links to other WOK/AOK
    • Major Text
    • Activity?
After lunch:
  • You will continue to work on your lesson.  
  • I will be conferencing (<5 minutes) with each of you about your lesson.



Tuesday, September 1, 2015

TOK 2, Day 10 (9/1) - Independent Research & Writing


Things to work on:

  • College applications/essays
  • EE Research
    • Visit Library, access good sources
    • Make good notes - you should NOT have to dig back through the original source when you begin to write
    • Annotated Bibliography - Do it right the first time
  • EE Outline - See this example
  • EE Mentor Meeting Reflection - put this in your Action Plan (on Google Classroom)
  • Update CAS Activities Logs

Coming Up:

9/3:  review Knowledge questions, claims, concepts; RLS; "The Arts" group projects (practice TOK Presentation)
9/8: "The Arts" group projects
9/10: "The Arts" group projects Presentations