Monday, August 21, 2017

TOK 2, Day 7 (8/21): History and Evidence



Aims & Objectives

  1. develop an awareness of how individuals and communities construct knowledge and how this is critically examined
  2. develop an interest in the diversity and richness of cultural perspectives and an awareness of personal and ideological assumptions
  3. examine how academic disciplines/areas of knowledge generate and shape knowledge

Essential Questions:
  1. How do historians construct knowledge? 
  2. What counts as evidence in history?
  3. What role does interpretation play in constructing historical knowledge?
  4. What limits exist to our pursuit of objectivity in history?
Agenda (Google Slides):
  • History Knowledge Framework: Key Terms and Concepts in History
  • Prove That it Happened Game (Google Classroom) - is there time?
Homework:

  • Bring in an historical artifact

Friday, August 18, 2017

TOK 1, Day 6 (8/18): Ways of Knowing & The Matrix



Aims and Objectives:
  • make connections between a critical approach to the construction of knowledge, the academic disciplines and the wider world
  • develop an awareness of how individuals and communities construct knowledge and how this is critically examined
  • critically reflect on their own beliefs and assumptions, leading to more thoughtful, responsible and purposeful lives
  • understand the roles played by ways of knowing in the construction of shared and personal knowledge
Essential Questions:
  1. How do we gain and organize knowledge about the world?
  2. What are the strengths and weaknesses of these ways of knowing?
Agenda:
Homework:
  • Continue work on "This I Believe" response
  • Read, listen, watch possible texts on WOK (make notes?) Consider implied questions.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

TOK 2, Day 6 (8/17) Anthro TAKEOVER!!!!!!!!!!!!

Please welcome Mr. Hitzeman, who will be introducing you to the Anthropology course for next semester!

If you are NOT taking Anthropology next semester, you can listen anyways, because it's super interesting.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

TOK 1, Day 5 (8/16): Do You Live in a Computer Simulation?


Aims and Objectives:
  • make connections between a critical approach to the construction of knowledge, the academic disciplines and the wider world
  • develop an awareness of how individuals and communities construct knowledge and how this is critically examined
  • critically reflect on their own beliefs and assumptions, leading to more thoughtful, responsible and purposeful lives
  • understand the roles played by ways of knowing in the construction of shared and personal knowledge


Essential Questions:

  1. How do we gain and organize knowledge about the world?
  2. What are the strengths and weaknesses of these ways of knowing?
Agenda:
Homework:
  • Continue work on "This I Believe" response
  • Seek out interesting texts (videos, articles, podcasts, etc.) regarding your assigned WOK.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

TOK 2, Day 5 (8/15): CAS Update & Butterfly Garden


Aims and Objectives:
  • develop an interest in the diversity and richness of cultural perspectives and an awareness of personal and ideological assumptions
  • critically reflect on their own beliefs and assumptions, leading to more thoughtful, responsible and purposeful lives
  • understand that knowledge brings responsibility which leads to commitment and action.

Essential Questions:

  1. What are the IB expectations surrounding CAS?
  2. How can engagement in service help me grow as a learner and a person?

Agenda:
  • CAS Update with Mrs. Lawler
  • Walk to the Butterfly Garden
Homework:

Monday, August 14, 2017

TOK 1, Day 4 (8/14): The Cogito

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NOTICE: All those who took Econ over the summer should finalize their E2020 grade by the Monday, August 21.

Aims and Objectives:
  • make connections between a critical approach to the construction of knowledge, the academic disciplines and the wider world
  • critically reflect on their own beliefs and assumptions, leading to more thoughtful, responsible and purposeful lives
  • identify and analyse the various kinds of justifications used to support knowledge claims
Essential Questions:
  1. How weird is it that we can actually, really, know anything at all?
Agenda:
Homework:
  • Send me your Blog URL (if you haven't already)
  • Begin "This I Believe" - Due Sunday, August 27

Thursday, August 10, 2017

TOK 1, Day 3 (8/10): Intro to CAS



Aims and Objectives:
  • develop an interest in the diversity and richness of cultural perspectives and an awareness of personal and ideological assumptions
  • critically reflect on their own beliefs and assumptions, leading to more thoughtful, responsible and purposeful lives
  • understand that knowledge brings responsibility which leads to commitment and action.

Essential Questions:

  1. What are the IB expectations surrounding CAS?
  2. How can engagement in service help me grow as a learner and a person?
Agenda:

In a few minutes we will welcome Mrs. Lawler, IB CAS Coordinator.  Until then, let's engage in a brief discussion of your written reflections from the first few days of TOK.
  • CAS Intro from Mrs. Lawler
  • Digital Tools: Blogs, Calendars, Managebac, Groupme vs. Slack
  • "This I Believe"
Homework: 
  • Work on "This I Believe" - Due 8/20

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

TOK 2, Day 3 (8/9) - Intro to History as an AOK



Standards:
A2: develop an awareness of how individuals and communities construct knowledge and how this is critically examined
A3: develop an interest in the diversity and richness of cultural perspectives and an awareness of personal and ideological assumptions
O3: examine how academic disciplines/areas of knowledge generate and shape knowledge

Essential Questions:

  1. How do historians construct knowledge? 
  2. What counts as evidence in history?
  3. What role does interpretation play in constructing historical knowledge?
  4. What limits exist to our pursuit of objectivity in history?

Agenda (Google Slides):

First, we should go ahead and talk about these important deadlines and responsibilities:
Then, we can shift gears to begin our discussion of History as a Way of Knowing:
  • History Starter
  • History in Quotations Discussion
Homework:



Tuesday, August 8, 2017

TOK 1, Day 2 (8/8): The IB Learner Profile, The Nature of Knowledge



Standards:
A2: develop an awareness of how individuals and communities construct knowledge and how this is critically examined
O4: understand the roles played by ways of knowing in the construction of shared and personal knowledge

Essential Questions:
  1. What is Knowledge? What does it mean to know something?
  2. Who is the knower, and what does (s)he know?
Agenda:
  • Housekeeping: TOK Resources & Communication, Calendar
  • Do you Know, or do you Believe? An Introduction to the Ways of Knowing.
  • Discussion: What is Knowledge?
  • Blogs

Homework:

Please write a brief (400-600 word) reflection on one of the following prompts:
  1. How is the Learner Profile reflected in the way I live my life?
  2. What does it mean to say that we know something?
Whichever prompt you choose, please develop your reflection with specifics, including at least one specific reference to the content and discussions we have explored in class.

Monday, August 7, 2017

TOK 2, Day 2 (8/7): Senior Meeting, IB Reminders

Seniors!!
Agenda:
Senior Meeting

IB Reminders:
  • Extended Essay
  • CAS Reflections, CAS Projects, & Service Learning
    • Continue ongoing reflections
    • Long Term Project
      • Must be at least 1 month in length
      • Requires you to take a leadership role
      • Should be "your thing"
      • Should be FINALIZED by Dec. 19
    • Mrs. Lawler will be here on 8/15 to check in
  • TOK Presentation - August/September
  • TOK Essay - January
  • IB Calendar
  • College Applications, Essays, etc.
  • TOK Grading

Friday, August 4, 2017

TOK 1, Day 1 (8/4): Intro to TOK & Global Consciousness

Welcome to TOK! Welcome to the IB Diploma Program!

Today's Agenda:
  • Introductions
  • Questions, Concerns, Expectations
  • TOK Course Overview
  • The IB Learner Profile...and YOU!

Thursday, August 3, 2017

TOK 2, Day 1 (8/3): Let's DO this!!!!


Welcome back!  Let's start by just settling in and discussing the summer.  Then, we should go ahead and talk about these important deadlines and responsibilities:
  • Extended Essay
  • CAS Reflections, CAS Projects, & Service Learning
    • Continue ongoing reflections
    • Long Term Project
      • Must be at least 1 month in length
      • Requires you to take a leadership role
      • Should be "your thing"
      • Should be FINALIZED by Dec. 19
    • Mrs. Lawler will be here on 8/10 to check in
  • TOK Presentation - August/September
  • TOK Essay - January
  • IB Calendar
  • College Applications, Essays, etc.
Homework:
  • EE 2000-word draft with works cited due on Google Classroom by 8/4 at midnight
  • Send this draft in an email to your mentor and arrange some time to "touch base" before 8/12

Monday, March 27, 2017

TOK 2, Day 72 (3/27): An Introduction to Ethics



First, let us watch this short video about "The Trolley Problem." As you watch, consider the following three questions:

  1. How would you behave in the first situation?
  2. How would you behave in the second situation?
  3. What, if any, difference do you understand there to be between the two?


Where do you see these ethical decisions cropping up in real life?


What other, similar, moral/ethical choices could you uncover by further modifying the trolley problem?

Here's Existential Comics' Take.


If we have time, we can watch Sam Harris's TEDTalk, "Science Can Answer Moral Questions." 

I'll also invite you to read "The Moral Instinct," by Stephen Pinker.

Finally, we might like to work our way through some of this Awesome Ethics Prezi.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

TOK 1, Day 71 (3/22): Writing Workshop - Thing Theory


Today, we will begin by sharing our beginning thoughts regarding the writing assignment.

  • Each person will take 1-2 minutes to lay the groundwork for their focus.  You should begin by
    • Identifying the topic you plan to address (this is the object or piece of knowledge around which you will build your response)
    • Talk a bit about the dialectical interaction that you see taking place across the human/nonhuman divide.
    • Talk a bit about your ideas regarding the "Visual Mapping" of your concept
    • Ask questions of the group about things you aren't sure of yet.
  • After each person shares, we will take a few minutes to "workshop" the idea. During this time, you have the opportunity to:
    • Ask for clarity regarding particular points
    • Share what thinking these ideas inspired in you ("that makes me think...", "and also...", "yeah, but...", "oo-oo, you could...")
    • Ask directional questions to guide further thinking ("have you considered...", "how does that relate to...")

For the second half of class, you will have time to write.  Please use your time wisely, and work quietly.  I will be finishing your Midterm Conferences (eek!)

  • The writing assignment is below.  It is due by Sunday.
  • Friday we will have a guest speaker from UWG who will talk about what it's like growing up in India.
Written Response Options:

  1. Follow the line of thinking suggested by Clark and Chalmers: Choose a specific piece of knowledge and consider how your understanding of it extends into the world around you. Your choice of topic should be concrete and specific enough to be manageable within the word-limit, but should be compelling and suggestive enough to give you some interesting things to say. Consider:
    1. Procedural knowledge: your understanding of HOW TO DO SOMETHING is very often tied up with the actual materials that you are manipulating in the world.
    2. Shared Knowledge Constructs: your understanding of HOW THE WORLD WORKS is often embedded in the objects around you.
    3. Identity: Your personality and the perceptions you convey about WHO YOU ARE are very often bound up with the things that you use, wear, and do. 
  2. Follow the line of thinking suggested by Latour: Choose a specific object in the world and investigate the social functions of the object.  Again, pick an object that is CONCRETE and specific enough to do some interesting thinking within the word limit (Consider how much Latour was able to say about a simple door closer).
    1. What human work does it do? 
    2. What assumptions does it make.  
    3. What action does it prescribe back on us? 
    4. What opportunities does it open, and which possibilities does it foreclose?
For both responses, create a visual map of the synthesis that you are attempting.


Monday, March 20, 2017

TOK 1, Day 70 (3/20): Mixing Humans and Nonhumans


Let's talk through "Mixing Humans and Nonhumans Together: The Sociology of a Door Closer"

Then, you can begin working on your next writing assignment for me.  You have two options for this assignment:

  1. Follow the line of thinking suggested by Clark and Chalmers: Choose a specific piece of knowledge and consider how your understanding of it extends into the world around you. Your choice of topic should be concrete and specific enough to be manageable within the word-limit, but should be compelling and suggestive enough to give you some interesting things to say. Consider:
    1. Procedural knowledge: your understanding of HOW TO DO SOMETHING is very often tied up with the actual materials that you are manipulating in the world.
    2. Shared Knowledge Constructs: your understanding of HOW THE WORLD WORKS is often embedded in the objects around you.
    3. Identity: Your personality and the perceptions you convey about WHO YOU ARE are very often bound up with the things that you use, wear, and do. 
  2. Follow the line of thinking suggested by Latour: Choose a specific object in the world and investigate the social functions of the object.  Again, pick an object that is CONCRETE and specific enough to do some interesting thinking within the word limit (Consider how much Latour was able to say about a simple door closer).
    1. What human work does it do? 
    2. What assumptions does it make.  
    3. What action does it prescribe back on us? 
    4. What opportunities does it open, and which possibilities does it foreclose?
For both responses, create a visual map of the synthesis that you are attempting.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

TOK 1, Day 69 (3/16): Core Thursday

CAS:

  • Review feedback from Mrs. Lawler
  • Add to CAS Reflections
  • Plan future CAS
  • CAS Experiences for me:
    • Box Books
    • IB Scrapbook
    • Hang Art in Hallway
Extended Essay:
  • Research! 
    • It's time to MOVE BEYOND GOOGLE
    • Use the Media Center's website/databases to locate SCHOLARLY MATERIAL
    • Dig deeper - try to find THEORY to help support your DETAILS
  • Complete Formal Research Proposal (available on the IB Extended Essay Website)
  • Make your thinking Visible! (RRS)
OR, you can be reading the Latour Article (Due Monday)

I will continue conferences.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

TOK 1, Day 68 (3/14): Intro to Bruno Latour


Bruno Latour is a french academic who worked in what he (and others since him) have called Science Studies.  Latour is a sort of sociologist of science, which means that he is interested in understanding the ways that Science and Scientific understanding are Socially constructed.

Latour's is a particularly compelling perspective for us in the TOK, since he disputes the naive idea that Science = Facts or that Scientific thinking is necessarily more attuned to "Truth" or "The way things really are."  He is interested in uncovering assumptions in scientific thinking, and looking at how Science operates to organize our ways of thinking about the world.  He takes for granted that Westereners (in particular, Western intellectuals and academics and, to a lesser extent, policy makers) tend to organize their world under the assumption that Science = rationalism = better.

In "Mixing Humans and Nonhumans: The Sociology of a Door Closer", Latour has fun deconstructing the (as it turns out, somewhat arbitrary) division between what we think of as human and nonhuman

As you read Latour's Essay

  • Consider the ways that Latour links human action to nonhuman things (in particular, to technologies, which he calls techniques)
  • Consider the ways that he creates continuities of action and agency where we might assume divisions/binaries exist. This continuity is central to Latour's broader "Actor-Network Theory" which has influenced contemporary theories of Economics, Ecology, Sociology and Psychology)
  • Keep track of Latour's "Vocabulary", which he sets out carefully in order to "create a common language".
    • Write down the words he uses, and a working definition/meaning
    • many of these words appear in italics, though not all do.
    • One early example is "delegation"
While you are reading, I will be conferencing with you.

Monday, March 6, 2017

TOK 1, Day 66 (3/7): Binaries and the Dialectic


Let's begin by discussing briefly any new/interesting ideas from the Homework Reading about Binaries. 

Then, we'll compare notes on the Hegel Video.


Finally, I'll suggest a method, proposed most famously by Hegel, for unpacking and deconstructing these mental binaries, uncovering their assumptions, and creating a new and more perfect world. This method is known as

The Dialectic

Don't Forget your Blog Essay HW! (Due Sunday)

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Day 64 (3/1): Deconstructing Binaries


We can begin by watching any Ethnographies that might have been submitted since last class.

Then, we will begin a discussion on Deconstructing Binaries.

Homework:


Monday, February 27, 2017

TOK, Day 63 (2/27): Ethnographies and Essay Prompts



Let's watch your Ethnographies!

Then, we will work together to Unpack a sample TOK Essay Prompt.

Your homework (by Sunday) will be to develop a cogent response to the prompt (in the form of an extended Blog Post of 800-1000 words.

Coming Up:

  • Wednesday, Friday, Tuesday: Deconstructing Binaries

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Friday, February 10, 2017

TOK 1, Day 58 (2/10): Human Sciences in Film


Agenda:
  • Finish Inside Out and Discussion Guide
  • Continue work on Ethnography
  • Ethnography Script Due Today!!
Upcoming
  • TOKIRL Due Sunday, 2/12!!
  • Ethnography Digital Draft Show and Tell Tuesday.


Wednesday, February 8, 2017

TOK 1, Day 57 (2/8): Human Sciences in Film


Agenda:
  • Watch Inside Out and complete Discussion Guide
  • Continue work on Ethnography


Monday, February 6, 2017

TOK 1, Day 56 (2/6): Ethnography Workday




Agenda:

  • Ethnography
    • Peer-review Discussion of Pre-writing Prep
    • Research Secondary Sources on Cultural Group or Practice
    • Draft Script
    • Collect Media
  • Examples (Essay Form)
Upcoming:
  • W/F: Inside Out and Ethnography
TOKIRL Due Sunday, 2/12!!
  • Friday: Ethnography Script Due

Thursday, February 2, 2017

TOK 1, Day 55 (2/2): Core Thursdays


Agenda:
  • EE: Write Supervisor Email
    • Salutation
    • Formal request
    • Initial Topic Ideas & areas of uncertainty
    • Request for meeting
    • 3 possible meeting times
    • CC me!
  • EE: Continue Reading and Research
  • CAS: 
    • Update reflections
    • Plan Projects, Take steps
    • Classroom CAS: IB Scrapbook, IB All-in Video?
Upcoming:


  • Monday: TOK Presentation Workday
  • W/F: Human Sciences in Film: Inside Out, Presentation Work
TOKIRL Due Sunday, 2/12!!
  • Tuesday, 2/14: TOK Presentations

Friday, January 27, 2017

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

TOK 1, Day 52 (1/25): What's so Hard about "Soft Sciences"?


Essential Questions:
  1. What are the differences between experimentation and prediction in the Natural and Human Sciences?
  2. How do assumptions affect interpretation?


Agenda:
  • Discussion: Jared Diamond, "Why Soft Sciences are often Harder than Hard Sciences"
  • Activity: Operationalizing Concepts in a Wolf Pack

Upcoming:

  • Friday: Guest Speaker, Sociologist Dr. Neema Noori
TOKIRL Due Sunday!!
  • Tuesday: Finish Mini-Prez (Sociology, Geography), Intro to the TOK Presentation
  • Thursday: Core Thursday: Write Supervisor Email, begin research, complete CAS
  • Monday: TOK Presentation Workday

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

TOK 2, Day 51 (1/24): The TOK Essay - Next Steps

Please click on the link above to go to the NEW CHS TOK Essay Site.  There you should spend some time doing the following:

  • Read over the exemplar essays and marking comments.  Think about what high-scoring essays do well, and what weaknesses you see in the low-scoring essays.
  • Read the instructions for the TK-PPF.  
  • Download the form (or create a draft in google docs) and complete your first reflection based on our initial Title Discussion Activity.
  • Choose what title you will write your essay on.
  • Begin developing your ideas for the title.  This can take many forms (free-writing, mind-mapping, brainstorming, etc.), but should eventually lead you to complete the TOK Planning Document.
We will plan to meet for 2nd reflection session beginning on Monday of next week!

Monday, January 23, 2017

TOK 1, Day 51 (1/23): The Human Sciences


Aims & Objectives:
  • make connections between a critical approach to the construction of knowledge, the academic disciplines and the wider world
  • develop an awareness of how individuals and communities construct knowledge and how this is critically examined
  • understand the roles played by ways of knowing in the construction of shared and personal knowledge

Essential Question
  1. How is knowledge constructed and organized in the Human Sciences?

Human Sciences Mini-Prez's:
  • Sociology
  • Economics
  • Anthropology
  • Geography
HW:
  • Finish reading/annotating "Soft Sciences" article.


Friday, January 20, 2017

TOK 2, Day 50 (1/20): Free Will vs. Determinism



As we finish watching Minority Report, consider the following questions that the film seems to raise:

  1. What is the relationship between free will and determinism? How is this relationship explored through the areas of knowledge? Consider:
    1. Maths: What does it mean that the Precogs are "pattern recognition filters?" Relate this to your understanding of algorithms and machine learning.
    2. Human Sciences: How are the predictions of the Precogs linked to an idea of human behavior as "socially constructed?
    3. Natural Sciences: What does the ability or inability to "change the future" suggest about the nature of the physical universe? Compare this to your understanding of a deterministic "billiard ball" universe as described by Newtonian physics.
    4. Ethics: What are the ethical implications of the assumption that the future is knowable?  What does it mean for a discovery of meaning in life?
  2. What are the implications of the films treatment of the connections between Capitalist materialism and a surveillance society?

Thursday, January 19, 2017

TOK 1, Day 50 (1/19): Core Thursday



EE

  • Get out your Topic Development so that I can see it and we can talk about it.
  • Supervisor
    • Make a list
      • Dream Supervisor (anyone in the school)
      • Top Three (from my list of available)
    • Once you have a supervisor:
      • Email them to formally request their assistance
        • Include: request, subject area/topic plans, preliminary ideas, request for meeting, 3 possible dates.
        • CC to me as well!
      • Meet to talk: Reflect in RRS
  • Formal Research Proposal
CAS:
  • Plan
  • Do
  • Reflect

TOK 2, Day 49 (1/18): Free Will vs. Determinism

As we watch Minority Report, consider the following questions that the film seems to raise:

  1. What is the relationship between free will and determinism? How is this relationship explored through the areas of knowledge? Consider:
    1. Maths: What does it mean that the Precogs are "pattern recognition filters?" Relate this to your understanding of algorithms and machine learning.
    2. Human Sciences: How are the predictions of the Precogs linked to an idea of human behavior as "socially constructed?
    3. Natural Sciences: What does the ability or inability to "change the future" suggest about the nature of the physical universe? Compare this to your understanding of a deterministic "billiard ball" universe as described by Newtonian physics.
    4. Ethics: What are the ethical implications of the assumption that the future is knowable?  What does it mean for a discovery of meaning in life?
  2. What are the implications of the films treatment of the connections between Capitalist materialism and a surveillance society?

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

TOK 1, Day 49 (1/17): Human Sciences




Agenda:
  • Intro to Google Calendar
  • Human Sciences Mini-Prez & Discussion
Homework:
  • Read, Annotate and raise questions Re: "Soft Sciences" article.  
  • Bring your connections for the discussion.


Friday, January 13, 2017

TOK 2, Day 48 (1/13): Final Extended Essay Workday


Finalize Extended Essay

  • Final Edits
  • Double Check References
  • Formatting!!
  • Cover Page Information
    • Title
    • Name
    • Student Code
    • Word Studies Area
    • Disciplines
    • RQ?
    • Supervisor name
Submit Final EE to TurnItIn no later than Monday at 11:59 pm

Thursday, January 12, 2017

TOK 1, Day 48 (1/12): Core Thursday


CAS

  • Meet with Mrs. Lawler for CAS Update.
  • Check on Progress with CAS Activities, Project Ideas, etc.
  • CAS Opportunities within the IB
    • IB Scrapbook
    • IB ambassador
    • Help each other with projects
Extended Essay - Next Steps
  • Complete Topic Development & Rationale (Due next Thursday)
    • Explore more than one subject area and topic EVEN IF you think you already know what you want to write about.
    • Feel free to do this activity "in your own way" in your RRS, but be sure you address all aspects of rationale.
  • Read your Subject Area section of the Extended Essay Guide.  Come to next Core Thursday with questions/curiosities/ideas.
Tim Brinkhof, 2016 IB Graduate and NYU Student

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

TOK 1, Day 47 (1/10): Human Sciences

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Agenda:


  • Freshman Presentations: Reflection
  • Human Sciences Miniprez
    • Choose a Human Science
    • Explore the Human Science through each section of the Knowledge Framework
    • Create an Infographic, Prezi, Slides, Emaze, etc., that effectively treats the subject matter.
Upcoming:
  • Thursday: CAS, EE
  • Monday: Present Mini-Prez, Explore language/concepts Intro to the TOK Pres.
  • Diamond, "Soft Sciences"
  • Wolfpack Activity
  • Guest Speaker: 
  • Inside Out

Monday, January 9, 2017

TOK 2, Day 46 (1/9): IRW


To do:
  • Update CAS Reflections
  • Finalize CAS Activities
  • Revise EE 
Each of you will be going to meet with Ms. Lawler about finalizing your CAS requirements.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

TOK 2, Day 45 (1/5): Intro to the TOK Essay

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Agenda:
  • Review Final Steps for Extended Essay
    • Meet with your Mentor! Review the comments that he/she has made on your essay draft.
    • REVISE.  Do not settle for okay.  Find ways to make the essay better, deeper, clearer, or more thoughtful or specific.  
    • Submit To Google Classroom and TurnItIn.com by the end of class on January 13th.  We will print them, and I will deliver them to your Supervisors.
  • Review the Basics of the TOK Essay
  • Explore the possibilities of the May 2017 Titles.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

TOK 1, Day 45 (1/4): Next Steps in EE & Human Sciences Intro

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Agenda:

  • Debrief: TOK in the Holidays?
  • A Note on No More Grades
  • Discuss EE Progress
    • Subject Areas
    • Topics
    • Research Questions
    • Methodology
    • Researcher's Reflection Space
  • Intro to the Human Sciences
Upcoming:
  • Human Sciences Knowledge Framework Project
  • Human Sciences Case Study
  • Human Sciences Speaker?
  • The Human Sciences Through Film: Inside Out
  • Practice TOK Presentations

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

TOK 2, Day 44 (1/3): PSA - College after IB

Please welcome our guests & former IB Diploma Program students as they talk to you about their college experiences after completing the IB Diploma Program!